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Mack Trucks announced that it will offer the Mack Granite Axle Forward model with an option for increased ground clearance for underbody scrapers.
For this option, Mack raised the ride height 6 in., providing 21 in. of ground clearance for underscraper, allowing it to articulate a full 45 degrees, Mack said. This model maintains the 24-in. max first-step height, and also offers a shorter wheelbase. Mack says this new option is designed to save time and money on the install.
“The increased ground clearance allows for easier plow installation without the need to move other chassis components like fuel tanks and exhaust aftertreatment systems, saving the customer both time and money,” said Tim Wrinkle, Mack Trucks’ construction product manager. “The new configuration also allows for a shorter wheelbase for greater maneuverability and decreased weight, offering customers a cost savings without compromising performance.”
Production will start in Q3 of this year.