A competitor pulls a Mack Titan during The Met-Rx World's Strongest Man competition in Charlotte, N.C.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Talk about heavy-haul. Mack’s Titan tractor was featured at The World’s Strongest Man competition’s recent truck-pull event.
The competition, held at Wingate University in Charlotte, N.C., saw 10 athletes pull the Titan tractor, which weighed in at 10 metric tonnes (22,000 lbs), over a distance of 25 meters (27.3 yards). Hapfor Julius Bjornsson was the winner, pulling the Titan the full distance in the shortest amount of time.
The World’s Strongest Man competition sees bodybuilders and power lifters compete in a range of extreme events that test the limits of human strength and endurance. For the truck-pull event, athletes wear a harness and pull a truck, with the help of a rope.
“Just like the competitors in this event, the Titan is all about tough and extreme,” said John Walsh, Mack director of public relations. “It is engineered for handling the toughest jobs in the most extreme conditions – oil fields, logging, heavy equipment hauling. It doesn’t flinch in rugged terrain or brutal weather.”
Event organizers contacted Mack Truck Sales of Charlotte and specifically requested a Titan for the two truck-pull events.
“The Titan has earned a reputation as one of the world’s toughest trucks,” said Don Krom, sales manager for Mack Truck Sales of Charlotte. “Customers know they are getting the most powerful engine ever offered by Mack, plus outstanding durability and quality.”
The Titan was released by Mack in 2008.
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