Mack Trucks Inc. introduced the TerraPro Cabover model, which is an evolution of the company’s MR model. It is optimized for refuse and construction applications, including concrete pumping. It combines ruggedness with a new driver environment designed to maximize comfort and productivity, the company said.
“We’ve learned a lot from our long history of success with heavy-duty cabover trucks,” said Steve Ginter, Mack vocational products manager. “And one of these lessons is that while the vehicle has to be extremely durable, it also needs to be comfortable.”
Features of the TerraPro Cabover interior aimed at ensuring driver comfort include steering column positioned for ample belly room; ergonomic seats; integrated armrest; easy-to-read gauges and easy-to-reach switches; accelerator and brake pedals suspended above the cab floor and mounted in-line to reduce driver effort; efficient, effective HVAC climate control system; easy-to-reach parking brake; cab lighting controls reachable from the ground; courtesy map light; and plenty of storage.
The TerraPro Cabover model offers a smooth quiet ride thanks to the design of its engine mounts, cab bushings and rubber isolators, and electronically controlled fan – all of which minimize noise and vibration on the job, the company said.
The vehicle’s low-profile electronic dash enhances visibility while at the same time incorporating comprehensive driver information displays. The instrument cluster features 25 indicator lights and an automatic transmission temperature gauge. Electronic gauges improve accuracy and reliability while eliminating oil lines and most air lines from the gauge cluster, the company said. An engine hour meter that features a wake-up display when the ignition is off is included. A battery backup protects vital information stored in the engine control systems.
The TerraPro Cabover model features the next generation of Mack’s Vehicle Management and Control System – V-MAC IV – allowing customers to better control costs and closely monitor truck and engine performance, the company said. V-MAC IV offers more than 100 programmable features, and adds a host of new items, including road speed tamper detection, integrated starter protection and programmable daytime running light override. V-MAC IV electronics include DataMax, software that captures information such as vehicle trip histories, duty cycle information and scheduled maintenance intervals.
Customers and bodybuilders will appreciate the in-cab Control Link and back-of-cab Body Link II interface systems in the new TerraPro Cabover model. These provide required quick-connections to the bodybuilder’s control unit, as well as pass-through harnesses and connectors from the controller to the body – meeting the needs of the refuse and construction industries.
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