Mack® Granite® Model is #1 For All the Right Reasons
LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2014) – The Mack® Granite® model was once again the No. 1 selling heavy-duty conventional straight truck in the U.S.* A mainstay on jobsites in an array of dump and mixer truck configurations, the built in the U.S.A. Granite model is also widely spec’d for snowplow as well as roll-off and rear-loader refuse applications, plus any other configuration where the job demands the toughest truck and great performance.
“It’s an honor to lead in the straight truck segment, but it’s also a position we’ve earned through our commitment to application excellence – providing customers with exactly the right truck for the job, no matter how demanding or specialized,” said Stephen Roy, president, Mack Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.
Available in axle forward or axle back configurations, the Mack Granite model delivers the reliability, durability and strength expected of a Mack. The high-performance, yet fuel-efficient Mack MP7 and MP8 engines range from 325 hp and 1,200 lb.-ft. of torque to up to 505 hp and 1,760 lb.-ft. of torque. Every Granite model is built on Mack’s proven Cornerstone™ chassis and can be paired with a Mack Camelback suspension, a vocational industry standard, or the Mack mRIDE spring suspension, which delivers higher ground clearance and extreme articulation.
“The balance of raw power and commonsense efficiency built into the Granite model has made it the unyielding foundation of any jobsite,” said Stu Russoli, Mack construction product marketing manager. “Our tradition of application excellence means we’re not just building trucks, we’re building tools for specific jobs. We take into consideration each customer’s exact needs based on their unique operation.”
*Based on IHS Automotive, Polk TIP®Net U.S. Class 8 commercial vehicle registrations for 10-liter and larger engines in CY2013.
In recent years, Mack extended the Granite lineup in response to customer demand. The Mack Granite Sleeper is a great choice for oilfield operations that require overnights or those who have expanded their operations beyond regional sites. An extension of the Granite family, the Mack Granite Medium Heavy-Duty (MHD) packs all the rugged features and driver amenities of the Granite, but offers a lower-cost, lighter-weight option for jobs that don’t require the full muscle of a Granite model.
Mack’s dedication to customizable solutions is evident through its diverse lineup at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 of custom-built vehicles designed to meet all market needs across applications and geographic regions.
To highlight the widely varying needs to Granite model customers, Mack is showing multiple configurations and specs, like a beefy twin-steer Granite Axle Back with a Stone Slinger body, a bridge formula Granite with three lift axles and Superdump body with trailing axle and a lightweight Granite Axle Forward dump truck with three lift axles. Also on display are a Granite Axle Back with rear discharge mixer and Granite MHD with a 14-foot dump body.
Other Mack models on display at the show include the heavy-haul Titan by Mack and two Mack® TerraPro® trucks with concrete boom pumps, spec’d to reflect the individual requirements of each bodybuilder.
Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations’ public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s roadways.
Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to $41.5 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S.