Mack Trucks is showing off its new LR low-entry cabover model for refuse applications this week at WasteExpo 2015 in Las Vegas. The vehicle is available in three-axle, 6x4 configuration and either diesel or natural gas power.
“The Mack LR model is the latest example of our commitment to application excellence,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America. “At Mack, we work hard to understand our customers’ needs and build durable, dependable trucks that get the job done. By incorporating customer feedback into the LR design, we’ve built a safer, more comfortable work environment for drivers, boosting productivity and driver retention.”
The LR model offers additional access points and mounting locations for wiring, controls and joysticks. Mack said its body builder support group is available to simplify the process and ensure seamless communication among body builders, dealers and customers.
Inside, the cab features tilt and telescopic steering columns, power windows and power door locks, memory mirrors, in-dash air-conditioning, standard in-cab LED lighting and an instrument cluster with color LCD display. Steering column-mounted main gauge pods for the right-hand and left-hand driving positions improve visibility and ergonomics, while centrally-mounted radio and HVAC controls, accessible from both driving positions, contribute to a comfortable, driver-focused cab environment, Mack said.
The rear cab windows now wrap around the rear cab corners, improving driver visibility.
The LR model also offers center storage for lunch coolers, two-liter bottles, beverage cups, mobile phones and MP3 players. A rear-wall unit offers two additional levels of storage. The large cab doors enable easier driver ingress and egress.
The vehicle is powered by a Mack MP7 11L diesel engine delivering 325 to 345 hp. and 1,200 to 1,280 lbs.-ft. of torque. The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional. The LR model is equipped with an Allison RDS five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission.