Mack Trucks aims to further increase the Mack Anthem model’s fuel efficiency with the addition of an all-new extended chassis fairing option. Integrated into the Anthem model’s existing fairings, the new option directs air more smoothly around the rear axles to improve fuel efficiency by up to 0.5%, according to the OEM.
The extended chassis fairings can be combined with Mack’s advanced HE+ efficiency package, which includes the Mack MP 8HE engine, Mack mDrive automated manual transmission and additional aerodynamic enhancements to maximize fuel efficiency of Anthem models. Combined with the new extended chassis fairings, the HE+ package delivers up to 10% improved fuel efficiency, while achieving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay designation, Mack Trucks stated.
Featuring integrated steps, the extended chassis fairings also help improve driver access to the back-of-cab area for tasks like connecting and disconnecting trailer air supply lines.