Mack made the announcement during World of Concrete 2021, June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Mack’s commitment to serving the construction segment and the concrete industry has been a hallmark of our 121-year history,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of North American sales and commercial operations. “We changed the game in 2019 with the introduction of the mDRIVE HD for the TerraPro concrete pumper, the industry’s first AMT for a cabover concrete pumper truck. We’re building on that great success by expanding our offering to pair the mDRIVE HD with the Mack MP8 engine for customers requiring higher horsepower.”
Mack customers requiring pumpers with longer booms, starting in the 30-meter to 40-meter range, prefer bigger pumps and higher horsepower to power the pumps to move concrete through the boom. The mDRIVE HD paired with the MP8 engine, delivering up to 505 horsepower and 1,860 ft.-lb. of torque, is a proven combination, providing durability and power where high horsepower is necessary. The mDRIVE HD features split-shaft PTO functionality, receiving output directly from the transmission, creating higher torque for large auxiliary equipment like concrete pumps.
The Mack mDRIVE HD features ruggedized internal components, including stronger gears and synchros and is built to withstand the rigors of jobsites and frequent shifting often found in construction applications. The 13- and 14-speed mDRIVE HD AMTs feature low-ratio creeper gears that enable improved startability and ultra-low speed maneuverability.
“Mack’s firm belief in integrated components allows us to deliver high-performance features tailored to specific applications,” said Tim Wrinkle, Mack construction product manager. “The integrated mDRIVE and MP8 engine pairing delivers on the needs of high horsepower concrete pumping applications and eliminates the need for traditional shifting, allowing drivers to focus on safely navigating jobsites and operating their equipment.”
The mDRIVE HD also includes advanced standard features like Rock Free, which allows drivers to free stuck vehicles by rocking the truck back and forth by pumping the accelerator, and Auto Neutral, which improves jobsite safety by automatically putting the mDRIVE into neutral when the parking brake is set. Additional features include MaxBrake, Performance Mode and Grade Gripper, which helps prevent rolling backward on an incline.
To help maximize uptime, the Mack MP8 engine and mDRIVE HD are monitored by Mack GuardDog® Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution that monitors critical fault codes. When a fault code is detected, GuardDog Connect proactively contacts our 24/7 Mack OneCall™ agents. With Mack GuardDog Connect, several service alerts can be resolved using Mack Over The Air (OTA), which allows customers to make unlimited driver-activated software and parameter updates, improving uptime and simplifying the update process.
For more information about Mack, please visit Mack booth No. W-1841 at World of Concrete, www.macktrucks.com or your local Mack dealer.
Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built 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, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety 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.
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