Maxitorque ES transmissions and GuardDog introduced

June 28, 2001
Mack has introduced a new line-up of lightweight, driver-friendly transmissions designed to maximize the performance of an all-Mack engine/transmission powertrain. The Maxitorque ES (Easy Shift) T300 transmissions feature a triple countershaft design, high torque capacities, lightweight one-piece aluminum case/clutch housings and revised ratios designed to meet the needs of both highway and vocational
Mack has introduced a new line-up of lightweight, driver-friendly transmissions designed to maximize the performance of an all-Mack engine/transmission powertrain. The Maxitorque ES (Easy Shift) T300 transmissions feature a triple countershaft design, high torque capacities, lightweight one-piece aluminum case/clutch housings and revised ratios designed to meet the needs of both highway and vocational customers.

Customers can choose from two new 10-speed models, the T310M and T310MLR; three 9-speeds, the T309, T309L and T309LR; or new 13- and 18-speed models, the ES 13 and ES 18 designed for the needs of heavy hauler and performance-oriented operators. Five-speed, 6-speed, 7-speed and 8-speed versions are also still available and feature key design improvements, including better, easier shifting, according to Mack.

The GuardDog system is a new “active” routine vehicle maintenance monitoring system to alert drivers to service needs, via an in-cab dashboard display. Service items include: a high or low engine oil level, low coolant level, low fuel level, low windshield washer fluid level, high air filter restriction, worn steer axle brake shoes, and worn drive axle(s) brake shoes.

The system is available as an option on Vision, Granite and CH models equipped with Mack’s optional Vehicle Information Profiler or V.I.P. driver display.

About the Author

Wendy Leavitt

Wendy Leavitt joined Fleet Owner in 1998 after serving as editor-in-chief of Trucking Technology magazine for four years.

She began her career in the trucking industry at Kenworth Truck Company in Kirkland, WA where she spent 16 years—the first five years as safety and compliance manager in the engineering department and more than a decade as the company’s manager of advertising and public relations. She has also worked as a book editor, guided authors through the self-publishing process and operated her own marketing and public relations business.

Wendy has a Masters Degree in English and Art History from Western Washington University, where, as a graduate student, she also taught writing.  

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