LAS VEGAS , Nev. – At WasteExpo 2015, Mack Trucks introduced the new Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse model.
The new model was designed to meet the challenges of refuse customers who require enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and improved visibility.
Mack says the truck was built with input from customers, and is available in three-axle 6×4 configurations and can be powered by diesel or natural gas.
“The Mack LR model is the latest example of our commitment to application excellence,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America. “At Mack, we work hard to understand our customers’ needs and build durable, dependable trucks that get the job done. By incorporating customer feedback into the LR design, we’ve built a safer, more comfortable work environment for drivers, boosting productivity and driver retention.”
The LR model was also build with body builders in mind, offering many access points and mounting locations for wiring, controls and joysticks.
Inside the cab, there are 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. The rear cab windows now wrap around the rear cab corners, improving driver visibility. It also offers centre storage for lunch coolers, two-liter bottles, beverage cups, cell phones and MP3 players.
The 11-liter Mack MP7 diesel engine comes standard in the LR model, delivering 325 to 345 horsepower and 1,200 to 1,280 lb.-ft. of torque. The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional. It is also equipped with an Allison RDS five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission.