Mack Trucks, Inc. has received an award of approximately $8.6 million from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for 66 MACK Granite Elite model tractors (known domestically as the MACK Granite Axle Back model) over the next three years.
The vehicles will be built at the Mack Macungie Assembly Operations plant located just outside of Allentown, PA. Spare parts will also be provided.
The contract is the third Mack has received from the U.S. Army this month. On October 16, Mack announced an award from TACOM of approximately $28.5 million for 152 MACK Vision™ Elite model tractors and the same number of heavy-duty low boy trailers. On October 20, the company indicated it had been awarded a contract of just over $1 million from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), under which the MACK MP8 engine will be adapted to efficiently and effectively operate on the JP-8 fuel traditionally used in jets.
“We’re confident that as we move forward together with TACOM and TARDEC in the execution of these agreements, it will be clear that turning to Mack was the right choice,” said Tom Kelly, Mack senior vice president, product portfolio management.