Mack introduces a new range of trucks

AB Volvo subsidiary Mack Trucks, Inc., has introduced a complete new range of vehicles designed to meet the demands of both highway and construction customers, along with a new 11-liter engine that features the base architecture necessary to meet forthcoming emissions standards.
Key elements of the new Mack product offering for 2006 include a new flagship for its highway lineup - a premium tractor called Pinnacleä -- as well as new models of the company's highly successful GraniteÒ and Granite Axle Backä construction vehicles. Each of the new models offers customers advancements in engine technology, the driver environment, and electronics.

Both new product lines have been designed around the new 11-liter MackPowerä (MP) engine, designed to provide optimum power, torque and reliability while delivering significantly improved fuel economy compared to current engines. The new engine also features the base architecture necessary to meet the new emissions standards coming into effect in 2007. A 13-liter version of the new engine will be available in 2007.

Mack has begun pilot production of the new vehicles and engines and will ramp up to full production by next spring.

October 24, 2005

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