Mack shows natural gas TerraPro models at Waste Expo

Mack shows natural gas TerraPro models at Waste Expo

Mack Trucks is showing three natural gas TerraPro models this week at Waste Expo 2012 in Las Vegas. Two cabover models and one low-entry model, all equipped with Cummins Westport ISL-G natural gas engines, are part of Mack’s booth, which also includes a tandem-steer version of the TerraPro cabover as well.

“Natural gas is readily available in the U.S. and is a viable solution for the refuse segment,” said Curtis Dorwart, Mack vocational products marketing manager. “As the dominant supplier of heavy-duty refuse trucks, our customers have turned to Mack for solutions, and we have responded with natural gas-powered versions of our TerraPro cabover and TerraPro low entry models built to withstand the rigorous needs of their applications.”

The natural-gas models meet EPA 2010 and CARB emissions levels.

The tandem-steer model is designed and engineered to maximize weight distribution, Mack said. The tandem-steering option allows both front axles to steer and enhances payload and productivity for customers in refuse and recycling applications.

It is equipped with a low-weight chassis and Simard suspension, which was adapted to optimize payload capacity. The model on display at Waste Expo is a front-loader configuration powered by a Mack MP7 325 hp. Maxidyne diesel engine.

“The load-equalizing tandem-steer TerraPro model enables greater payload to maximize revenue for our customers,” Dorwart said. “The twin steer feature coupled with a low-weight chassis allows certain Canadian applications an extra edge in productivity.”

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