Drivers

Mack's LR Refuse Truck Caters to Drivers

June 02, 2015

Photo: Mack Trucks
Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse model designed for enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and better visibility.

The Mack LR model is available in three-axle 6x4 configurations and can be powered by diesel or natural gas. An 11-liter Mack MP7 diesel engine is standard, delivering 325-245 horsepower and 1,200 to 1,280 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is routed through an Allison RDS five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission. A Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional.

“The Mack LR model is the latest example of our commitment to application excellence,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America. “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’s cab features a driver centric environment including 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. The interior also features column-mounted main gauge pods for right-hand and left-hand driving positions for better gauge visibility and ergonomics.

The cab has centrally mounted radio and HVAC controls, accessible form both driving positions.  For better outer visibility, the rear-cab windows wrap around the rear cab corners and for easier driver ingress and egress, the LR features large cab doors.

The LR also offers center storage for lunch coolers, drinks, food and entertainment devices and an additional rear-wall unit offers two more levels of storage.

Designed with body builders in mind, the Mack LR offers additional access points and mounting locations for wiring, controls and joysticks. Mack’s body builder support group is available to simplify the process and ensure better communication with body builders, dealers and customers.

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