Now here’s a pickup that would impress your friends

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Updated Mar 27, 2017
Jack Mack’s customized pickup bed is fully tiltable.Jack Mack’s customized pickup bed is fully tiltable.

You can’t walk into a Mack dealership and order the Jack Mack that’s on display at the Mid-American Trucking Show this week, but it doesn’t hurt to dream.

“It’s a show truck,” says Stuart Russoli, Mack Trucks highway product manager. “It’s out there to show the work our plant can do.”

The converted Mack Granite shows specs that are fairly routine, such as all-wheel-drive. Other features can’t be spec’d and make this behemoth truly stand out. Most notable is that Granites can’t be spec’d as pickups.

Another Jack Mack special is the cab. “This is two Granite cabs cut and welded together to make a crew cab,” Russoli says.

Then there’s the 800-hp, 2800 ft.-lb. torque MP8 engine, hand-crafted and modified in the lab of Mack’s Powertrain Production in Hagerstown, Md. With that kind of muscle, “when you drive it, you feel it should be pulling a big load,” he says. “It’s a lot of fun to drive.”

Among other specs:

* Side and backup cameras
* 46-inch tires and custom wheels
* 16,000-pound winch
* 19,000 pounds.
* 8-inch dual exhaust.

The truck is named after John (Jack) Mack, one of the company’s founders.The truck is named after John (Jack) Mack, one of the company’s founders. The dash includes a touch-screen infotainment system.The dash includes a touch-screen infotainment system.
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