Power boost for Mack's 2011 generation


Mack Trucks will unleash a stronger generation of Bulldogs for 2011, boasting more power and more torque

Power boost for Mack's 2011 generation
Power boost for Mack’s 2011 generation
August 25, 2010

Mack Trucks has announced that its most popular models will, in 2011, offer more power and torque, improved fuel economy and longer service intervals. In addition, Mack says all models will get a host of cab refinements.

In addition to stronger, cooler running engines, Mack says it will introduce its home- grown automated manual transmission, the mDRIVE; and a new generation of tough Mack drive axles.

Mack Trucks says its 2011 solution to ADR80/03 introduces Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), to clean exhaust gases to the best level ever, while providing the double whammy benefit of increasing power and torque in the Metro-Liner, Granite and Trident range.

Further to this, SCR, which is North America’s most popular emissions technology, will enable Mack to offer industry leading service intervals and fuel economy with its popular Granite and Trident models. SCR-equipped Mack trucks will use AdBlue in the SCR process.

Mack says its home grown automated manual transmission, the mDRIVE, has been designed and engineered to seamlessly integrate with the MP8 in order to create a highly efficient, powerful driveline, with customised software that can provide application excellence in construction or on road environments.

The 12-speed, two-pedal transmission will be available exclusively with the Granite and Trident models, which also have the option of Mack’s 150/151 tandem drive axles. These 20 tonne-rated axles come standard with driver controlled diff locks.

Dean Bestwick (pictured above), General Manager of Mack Trucks in Australia says the combination of MP8, mDRIVE and Mack steer and drive axles will provide operators with the peace of mind of an all-Mack driveline.

"Granite and Trident operators once again can become members of an elite, pure bred club and proudly display the legendary gold bulldog on their bonnet."

For the 2011 Metroliner, Mack are offering the Cummins ISL SCR engine as standard, with various power ratings up to 400hp. The Metroliner also comes with the latest generation Allison automatic transmission.

Buyers of Mack’s new Titan with have the choice of 550 or 600hp Cummins Cummins ISX / Signature engines, which comply with ADR80/03 through the use of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), which involves the addition of a locally engineered Cummins (Diesel) Particulate Filter (CPF).


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