Mack Trucks is making several enhancements to the LR refuse truck, including improved driver comfort features, tires, and pre-wiring for Lytx video telematics. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks is making several enhancements to the LR refuse truck, including improved driver comfort features, tires, and pre-wiring for Lytx video telematics. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks detailed new features on its Mack LR refuse truck lineup that offer enhanced safety, improved driver productivity, and expanded options at Waste Expo in las Vegas on April 24.

New features for the latest LR model include a sliding glass window on the passenger side of the vehicle, an exterior stainless steel sun visor, and a Sears seating C2 Plus seat cushion. The company also extended its 315 series tire coverage to include the Hendrickson Haulmaax suspension.

“Mack continues to design and develop features on the Mack LR model that improve the working environment for the driver, help increase visibility in a refuse vehicle that already has superb visibility and provide customers with additional choices in how their vehicles can be set up,” said Curtis Dorwart, refuse product manager for Mack Trucks. “The addition of these new options sets the bar for a best-in-class refuse vehicle that meets the needs of customers and drivers alike.”

The new sliding glass window improves cab ventilation and access to the mirror during right-hand stand-up or sit down operation. The window will be standard and available for order in Q2 2018.

The exterior stainless steel sun visor reduces glare and better deflects heat, improving driver comfort and safety. The stainless steel sun visor is now available for order.

The C2 Plus seat cushion, available with Sears air suspension seats, provides even more comfort on the job. Mack’s new multi-position seat, developed exclusively for the Mack LR by Sears Seating, offers multiple-positions for right-hand operation, allowing greater adjustability and comfort, whether seated or standing. The seat back and seat base both are adjustable, allowing drivers to more comfortably operate the truck and joystick controls. The C2 Plus seat cushion and multi position seat will be standard and available for order in Q2.

Mack Granite, TerraPro, and LR models can now be spec’d with 315 series tires in all wheel positions for a simplified ordering process for customers, while also enabling customers to more efficiently manage their tire programs. Expanded coverage of 315 series tires will be available for order in Q2 2018.

Wired For Lytx Video Telematics Solutions

Mack is also offering an option to spec trucks to be pre-wired for equipment from video telematics provider Lytx. Starting in  the fall, Mack will offer the option to pre-wire its LR and TerraPro models for the Lytx DriveCam safety program and the Lytx Video Services enhancement.

The collaboration builds on the Memorandum of Understanding Mack entered with Lytx in Oct. 2017.

“We are pleased that Mack customers now have the ability to use video to improve upon the safety of their drivers, as well as the neighborhoods in which they operate,” said David Pardue, vice president of connected vehicles and uptime services for Mack Trucks. “Our partnership with Lytx will not only help our customers mitigate the potential for accidents, but also assist them in identifying new ways to improve operational efficiencies.”

Originally posted on Trucking Info

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