New Mack® LR Refuse Model Boosts Productivity Through Driver-Focused Design Features

Mack Trucks introduced at WasteExpo 2015 its highly anticipated Mack® LR low-entry cabover refuse model, built specifically to meet the challenges of refuse customers who require enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and improved visibility. Built with input from customers, the Mack LR model is available in three-axle 6×4 configurations and can be powered by diesel or natural gas.

“The Mack LR model is the latest example of our commitment to application excellence,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America. “At Mack, we work hard to understand our customers’ needs and build durable, dependable trucks that get the job done. By incorporating customer feedback into the LR design, we’ve built a safer, more comfortable work environment for drivers, boosting productivity and driver retention.”

The LR model was also designed with body builders in mind, offering additional access points and mounting locations for wiring, controls and joysticks. Mack’s body builder support group is available to simplify the process and ensure seamless communication among body builders, dealers and customers.

The cab’s enhanced driver environment includes tilt and telescopic steering columns, power windows and power door locks, memory mirrors, in-dash air-conditioning, standard in-cab LED lighting and an instrument cluster with color LCD display. Steering column-mounted main gauge pods for the right-hand and left-hand driving positions enhance gauge visibility and improve ergonomics, while centrally-mounted radio and HVAC controls, accessible from both driving positions, contribute to a comfortable, driver-focused cab environment. The rear cab windows now wrap around the rear cab corners, improving driver visibility.

The LR model also offers center storage for lunch coolers, two-liter bottles, beverage cups, mobile phones and MP3 players. A rear-wall unit offers two additional levels of storage. The large cab doors enable easier driver ingress and egress.

The 11-liter Mack MP7® diesel engine is standard in the LR model, delivering 325 to 345 horsepower and 1,200 to 1,280 lb.-ft. of torque. The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional. The LR model is equipped with an Allison RDS five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission.

For more information about the new LR model, please contact your local Mack dealer.

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Mack Trucks introduced at WasteExpo 2015 its highly anticipated Mack® LR low-entry cabover refuse model, built specifically to meet the challenges of refuse customers who require enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and improved visibility.

Dedicated to quality, reliability and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc., has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations’ public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s roadways.

Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $38.2 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S.
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