LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. — Mack is helping owners cash in at resale time by providing a new retrofit kit that can convert sleepers into day cabs.
The kit is designed for use on the company’s Vision models as well as its CH walkthroughs, and is designed to help give used Mack trucks a second lease on life. Highway models can be transformed into ideal local haulers, the company says.
“Our primary objective is to give dealers and customers the products and services they need to be successful in today’s highly competitive business environment,” says Kevin Flaherty, senior vice-president of sales. “The ability to convert sleepers into day cabs gives dealers an opportunity to sell more trucks, it gives customers that need to resell or trade their vehicles an even more valuable commodity and it gives those looking for a previously-owned vehicle additional options.”
The DayCab Conversion Kit is available through any Mack dealer. It includes a welded subassembly, a suspension kit and an interior trim kit. The transformation can be done in less than eight hours, the company says.
“We believe we achieved our ultimate goal, which was to enhance our customers’ and dealers’ return on their investment by giving them a way to convert Vision and CH walkthrough sleepers into day cabs using a product that is readily installed, is extremely sound structurally, and provides the kind of appearance customers expect of a Mack product,” says Dave Adams, Mack project leader and engineer.
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