Mack Trucks' low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack LR, is now being offered in a 4x2 configuration as a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection.
With a shorter wheelbase and tighter turning radius, the 4x2 LR model has the ability to fit into smaller spaces. The 4x2 LR is also lighter than its 6x4 counterpart, which Mack said helps improve handling. LR models in 4x2 configuration are available now for order.
The LR model was initially available as a 6x4 only, but "some customers needed the improved maneuverability that only a 4x2 configuration could offer,” said Curtis Dorwart, Mack refuse product manager. “With the addition of a 4x2 LR model, we’re pleased to meet the needs of an even wider range of refuse customers.”
Mack also announced that Mack Over the Air will be available on refuse vehicles. including the Mack Granite and LR models equipped with Mack 2017 GHG engines. Mack OTA allows customers to update software wirelessly via an internet connection.
Mack OTA will be available on 2018 Mack LR models equipped with a Mack engine with the availability of GuardDog Connect beginning in Q3 2017. Mack OTA for the TerraPro and Granite models is also planned for later this year.
“Mack refuse customers can plan for software updates and schedule them when it’s most convenient,” said David Pardue, vice president of connected vehicles and uptime services for Mack Trucks. “Refuse applications demand real-time service and support because they have to be up and running and on time. Mack OTA is the next step in our uptime journey.”