New Mack LR Refuse Model

Rolf Lockwood

Mack Trucks has introduced its LR low-entry cabover refuse model, built specifically for customers who want better maneuverability, along with increased driver comfort and improved outward vision. The truck is available in three-axle 6×4 configurations and can be powered by diesel or natural gas.

Mack's new LR low-entry cabover refuse truckThe LR model was also designed with body builders in mind, says Mack, offering additional access points and mounting locations for wiring, controls and joysticks. The company’s body builder support group is available to simplify the process and ensure easy communication amongst body builders, dealers, and customers.

The cab’s enhanced driver environment includes tilt and telescopic steering columns, power windows and power door locks, memory mirrors, in-dash air-conditioning, standard in-cab LED lighting, and an instrument cluster with color LCD display. Steering-column-mounted main gauge pods for the right-hand and left-hand driving positions enhance gauge visibility and improve ergonomics, says Mack, while centrally mounted radio and HVAC controls, accessible from both driving positions, contribute to a comfortable, driver-focused cab environment. The rear cab windows now wrap around the rear cab corners, improving outward vision.

The LR model also offers center storage for lunch coolers, two-liter bottles, beverage cups, mobile phones, and MP3 players. A rear-wall unit offers two additional levels of storage. The large cab doors enable easier driver ingress and egress.

The 11-liter Mack MP7 diesel engine is standard in the LR model, delivering 325 to 345 horsepower and 1200 to 1280 lb ft of torque. The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional. Both are mated with an Allison RDS five- or six-speed automatic transmission.

Rolf Lockwood

Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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