LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa Mack Trucks has unveiled its TerraPro line of refuse models.
The TerraPro Series includes the TerraPro Low Entry and the TerraPro Cabover. The construction industry version of the TerraPro Cabover was introduced at the World of Concrete in January. Refuse customers will be able to see the complete TerraPro Series dedicated for tough refuse applications at Waste Expo in Atlanta, May 8-10.
Mack designed the TerraPro Series models from the inside out, based on many decades of experience in the refuse business, said Steve Ginter, Mack vocational products manager.
TerraPro Low Entry comes with many features designed for the specific needs of the refuse industry. Its low-to-the-ground cab height (17 inches) provides one-step entry and exit for curbside pickup operations. It can be configured for front-, rear- or side-loading. It has the largest door openings in the industry for easy entry and egress. And its dual-steer design is claimed to enhance driver flexibility and productivity by putting the driver in the right place for any routes, with all critical controls duplicated on each side of the cab.
Also critical to refuse truck productivity is a well-designed work brake and the Mack Work Brake System includes fail-safe features. Moving the brakes hand lever activates the brake and engages the service brakes, thereby holding the trucks position during refuse collection. Releasing the brake and engaging the transmission also requires only one movement. This feature saves time for drivers in high-cycle operations and reduces wear and tear on brake components.
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