Mack vocational: New Granite MHD 4×2
At the 2013 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Mack Trucks today launched the MACK Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) 4×2 model, offering a Class 7 or Class 8 solution for customers demanding a lighter yet rugged work truck. The MHD model was originally introduced in 2011, and the MHD 4×2 is available now for order.
“The MHD 4×2 offers a great option for customers needing a truck tough enough to manage their daily operations,” said Mack Vocational Marketing Product Manager Curtis Dorwart, “but in a lighter weight configuration to increase their ROI.”
Equipped with a 345-hp Cummins ISL9 with a maximum torque rating of 1,150 lb.-ft., the 4×2 provides the power, durability and reliability that customers equate with a Mack truck, and a clean back-of-cab design helps the MHD 4×2 accommodate a wide variety of body options, including those required for utility, dump and municipal applications. The short bumper-to-tire distance offers front-end swing clearance and superior wheel cut – key for navigating tight turns in municipalities and construction sites.
The galvanized steel cab of the MHD 4×2 is mounted on airbags and shocks so the driver stays comfortable during the workday. Mack’s Cornerstone chassis, built of high-strength steel alloy for a stronger, lighter frame, is offered in four frame rail thicknesses ranging from 7 mm to 11.1 mm.
Attendees of the Work Truck Show can find out more about model at Mack booth no. 3529. The show is ongoing at the Indiana Convention Center through Friday, March 8.