Mack Trucks Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) in Roanoke Valley, Virginia, recently produced its 10,000th Mack MD Series vehicle. The Mack MD6, a Class 6 model, and the MD7, a Class 7 model, began rolling off the line Sept. 1, 2020. The Mack MD Series is built specifically for medium-duty applications. With the introduction of the MD6, which has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 25,995 pounds, and the MD7, which has a GVWR of 33,000 pounds, Mack says it offers a complete lineup of Class 6 to Class 8 vehicles. Both MD Series models are exempt from the 12% Federal Excise Tax (FET).
Mack says the MD6 and MD7 models meet the needs of a wide variety of medium-duty trucking applications, including dry van/refrigerated, stake/flatbed, dump and tank truck vocations. The MD6 model does not require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate for non-hazardous payloads. Available in 4×2 configurations, the MD6 and MD7 models feature a sharp wheel cut for enhanced maneuverability in tough urban settings, the company says.
The MD Series cab design features a bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC) measurement of 103 inches. Mack modeled the MD’s cab, hood and grille styling on the Mack Anthem, Mack’s highway model.