Mack launches mDrive automated manual transmission
Potential oil leak paths are reduced since the carrier joint is on the horizontal plane above the level of the oil reservoir. Dual reduction reduces gear face friction and related parasitic losses, component stress and excess heat, increasing overall component life.
Mack’s power divider is standard with the C150/151 carriers, with an optional power divider lockout and optional differential locking systems. Rear axle ratios run from 3.11:1 to 5.66:1.
Cab-mounted exhaust for Granite: The Granite’s new optional cab-mounted exhaust is attached vertically to the cab’s right hand B-pillar so it doesn’t take up back-of-cab space, which eases body installations and may allow the use of a shorter wheelbase. The cab-mounted exhaust is available now as a customer-specified option on all Granite models.
Bendix ES standard foundation brakes: The Bendix ES (Extended Service) are now the standard foundation brake for all Mack truck models; other brake systems, including the Bendix Air Disc, remain available options.
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