New Mack vocational a Titan of a truck

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Mack Trucks says its newest heavy-haul vehicle is the most powerful truck the company has built in its 108-year history.

The Titan by Mack is designed for extreme-duty transport and heavy construction applications, and is powered by the mighty new Mack MP10 engine, a 16-liter modern-day workhorse with a top rating of 605 hp and a massive 2,060 lb-ft of torque.

Mack introduced the Titan model at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008 Exposition in Las Vegas this week.

The company boasts that the Titan is also the boldest-looking Mack model ever. It was designed to deliver “the attitude and torque required for hauling the heavy loads,” while incorporating advanced engineering for excellent visibility, productivity and driver comfort.

Customers may pre-order Titan trucks with Mack dealers now, with deliveries scheduled to begin late this year.

“The Titan model is an all-out Mack — strong and bold,” said Tom Kelly, Mack vice president of marketing. “One look at this truck and you know it was engineered to handle the meanest jobs — logging, oil fields, heavy equipment or severe heavy haul.”

The truckmaker says the Titan is dressed to impress on the jobsite and the highway. It has high ground clearance to power through conditions found in logging, mining and construction sites. Its long hood gives the MP10 engine plenty of room to breathe, while the cab is moved back and up on the chassis for the classic “heavy haul” position.

One cool new feature is its twin cowl-mounted “Growler” air intakes, which minimize moisture and screens debris from reaching the air filter element and are optimized for high-volume airflow.


Certified to the ’07 emission standards, the MP10 is an inline six-cylinder diesel, with single overhead cam and high-pressure fuel injection. It will be available in three ratings, with peak horsepower of 515 hp, 565 hp and 605 hp, all with the MaxiCruise torque rise. Maximum torque ranges from 1,860 lb-ft to 2,060 lb-ft at 1200 rpm.

The MP10 engine is matched to the Mack T300ES series 10-, 13- and 18-speed transmissions, to deliver triple countershaft performance for the most demanding vocational applications. Eaton transmissions are an available option.

The Titan’s Cornerstone chassis is built on the proven Granite model. It’s offered in three frame rail thicknesses — 8mm, 9.5mm and 11mm — with optional full or partial 5mm inside channel reinforcements, and application-specific crossmembers.

Also, a short 41-inch front axle position increases load capacity, while providing maneuverability in tight jobsite conditions. Front axles and suspensions are available from 12,000 to 20,000 lb. capacity, while rear axles and suspensions are offered from 38,000 lb. to 65,000 lb. capacity.

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