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Mack introduces Granite and Freedom lines

June 26, 2001
Mack Trucks Inc. recently introduced two new truck series – the heavy-duty Granite Series and the medium-duty Freedom line. The Granite Series is targeted to solidify traditional Mack strengths, as well as generate new opportunities for sales in various geographical and vocational market segments. The Freedom cab-overs are available in four Class 6 and 7 models. With the new Granite series (left),
Mack Trucks Inc. recently introduced two new truck series – the heavy-duty Granite Series and the medium-duty Freedom line. The Granite Series is targeted to solidify traditional Mack strengths, as well as generate new opportunities for sales in various geographical and vocational market segments. The Freedom cab-overs are available in four Class 6 and 7 models.
With the new Granite series (left), Mack senior vp-sales Kevin M. Flaherty says the truck thoroughly addresses the demands of today's customers for sharp styling, operator-friendly features, and up-to-date electronics and technology.

"Yet with all that is new and exciting about the Granite platform, we haven't forgotten the qualities that have kept us on top of the vocational market for decades. The strength and dependability of the Granite will continue to set the standard for the industry," Flaherty says.

The Granite product line covers the complete spectrum of vocational market needs, from a cost-effective basic specification truck for fleets, to the growing need for strong and weight-efficient construction trucks, to a high-end premium vehicle for owner perators.

The Freedom Series models (left) have been designated M, L, XL and XXL. Each is available in one of two cab sizes: the Standard cab, with a 63-in. BBC length, and the XTRa cab, with a 79-in. BBC.

With 17.5-in. wheels, the Class 6 M model has one of the lowest cab heights among medium-duty vehicles and allows for one-step cab entry. The vehicle also has a very low loading height, which is ideal for operators working retail and wholesale deliveries.

The Class 6 L and Class 7 XL models feature 19.5-inch wheels, two-step cab entry and provide for easier cab access than competitive models. The Class 7 XXL model features 22.5-in. wheels, two cab steps and a standard frame height. Both the XL and XXL models are available in GVW ratings ranging from 26,000 to 35,000 lb.

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