Mack’s 16,000-pound front axle

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Mack Trucks has unveiled a proprietary 16,000-pound front axle for axle-back and axle-forward models of the Pinnacle.

Designed for heavier loads, it will likely see the widest use among regional haulers who operate in Western provinces that allow more weight on front axles, as well as the multi-axle Michigan configurations that are a familiar sight in Ontario, company officials say.

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John G. Smith is Newcom Media's vice-president - editorial, and the editorial director of its trucking publications -- including Today's Trucking,, and Transport Routier. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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