The Mack® mRIDE™ spring leaf over rubber block suspension, ideal for vocational customers needing improved stability and greater traction on jobsites, now offers customers additional weight savings allowing for increased payload when paired with proprietary Mack axles.
“Mack made these enhancements as a result of ongoing continuous improvement that is a hallmark of Mack’s product development,” said Tim Wrinkle, Mack construction product manager. “The Mack mRIDE already offers customers a smooth ride, and now when paired with our legendary Mack axles, it saves weight and reduces their total cost of ownership.”
Available at 40,000-pound and 46,000-pound suspension ratings and with standard track axles, customers can save 140 pounds with drum brakes and 146 pounds with air disc brakes as a result of casting suspension components into the Mack axle housing. Mack axles are produced at Mack’s powertrain facility in Hagerstown, Maryland.
The mRIDE’s parabolic springs are thickest at the center to ensure the clamp load area offers the greatest strength and are tapered to improve driver comfort. The mRIDE provides extreme articulation and constant tire contact, delivering superior traction on the rough terrain of jobsites.
The spring leaf design and V-shaped torque rods ensure stability to efficiently transmit forces into the truck’s frame. Shock absorbers, along with rubber and steel shock towers, improve ride and handling.
Mack also recently announced that it has enhanced its standard axle warranty for Model Year 2022 Mack models, extending time and mileage coverage. Mack vehicles available with the extended standard axle coverage include the Mack Anthem®, Pinnacle, Granite, TerraPro and LR models.