Mack produces the Granite series and TerraPro series of refuse trucks. The Granite series is built for heavy hauling, roll-off and rear-loading applications. This is the truck you sometimes see at construction sites moving heavy material or serving as a municipal waste hauler, picking up residential garbage. It is built for front, side, or rear loading, and comes in two cab designs.
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The Granite series is built with a reinforced frame and designed for even weight distribution. This truck can be equipped with a rear-load refuse truck application or can be equipped to haul roll-off dumpsters. Its cab is laid out like a traditional semi. Mack advertises features that improve driver comfort, including supportive seats and a design that provides additional legroom. Mack offers a choice of 12 engines in the Granite series. The base engine provides 300 to 325 horsepower. The Granite can be ordered with front axle capacities between 12,000 and 23,000 pounds and rear axle capacities ranging from 23,000 to 30,000 pounds.
The TerraPro is available in a Cabover design and a Low Entry design. In the traditionally designed Cabover, the driver seat sits over the front axle. This model features a tight turning radius, contemporary cab and good driver visibility. Mack promotes this cab design as being efficient, ergonomic and designed for driver comfort. This truck has front axle capacities ranging from 5443 Kilogram to 10433 Kilogram, and rear axle capacities between 23,000 and 13.6 Kilogram. There is a choice of nine engines in this model.
TerraPro Low Entry
The TerraPro Low Entry is an innovative design with one-step entry. In its 2010 brochure, Mack explains it sought extensive driver input to develop the cab design and features of the TerraPro Low Entry. As a result, the truck features large door openings, a 17-inch step-down height, a wide console and a redesigned cab lighting. The Low Entry can be driven from the left or right side of the cab, with steering controls on both sides. Front axle capacity is 9.07 Kilogram, and rear axle capacities are 23,000 or 13.6 Kilogram. Customers can select from two engines, and can also select the door configuration that best serves their needs.
2010 Mack Trucks feature MP7 and MP8 diesel engines that require ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel. These engines use a diesel particulate filter in the exhaust that oxidises soot and reduces particulate matter emissions by 90 per cent. Mack's ClearTech Selective Catalytic Reduction technology reduces nitrogen oxides emissions.
Mack offers an optional Cummins Westport Natural Gas engine in its TerraPro Cabover and TerraPro Low Entry refuse trucks. This engine runs on compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas, landfill gas or hydrogen compressed natural gas. It is clean burning, produces 300 to 320 horsepower and meets EPA 2010 and CARB emission standards.
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