The new TerraPro Series from Mack Trucks, Inc. is designed to handle harsh work cycles and constant demands for increased efficiency, and also has a a new driver environment to improve comfort and boost productivity.
The TerraPro Series includes the TerraPro Low Entry and the TerraPro Cabover. The construction industry version of the TerraPro Cabover was introduced at the World of Concrete in January. Refuse customers will be able to see the complete TerraPro Series dedicated for tough refuse applications at Waste Expo in Atlanta, May 8-10.
“Mack designed the TerraPro Series models from the inside out, based on many decades of experience in the refuse business,” said Steve Ginter, Mack vocational products manager. “The TerraPro Series takes everything we learned with the Mack MR and LE models, and gives customers the most versatile and comfortable trucks Mack has ever built for the refuse industry.”
TerraPro Low Entry comes with many features designed for the specific needs of the refuse industry. Its low-to-the-ground cab height (17 inches) provides easy one-step entry and exit for curbside pickup operations. It can be configured for front, rear or side loading. It has the largest door openings in the industry for easy entry and egress. And its dual-steer design enhances driver flexibility and productivity by putting the driver in exactly the right place for any routes, with all critical controls duplicated on each side of the cab.
Also critical to refuse truck productivity is a well-designed work brake - and the Mack Work Brake System includes fail-safe features. Moving the brake’s hand lever activates the brake and engages the service brakes, thereby holding the truck’s position during refuse collection. Releasing the brake and engaging the transmission also requires only one movement. This feature saves time for drivers in high-cycle operations and reduces wear and tear on brake components.
Interior features include:
- ergonomic seats
- easy-to-read gauges and easy-to-reach switches
- provisions for mounting camera systems
- steering column positioned for ample belly room
- efficient, effective HVAC climate control system
- easy-to-reach parking brake
- cab lighting controls reachable from the ground
- plenty of storage
- plus, a cup holder designed for easy use in a work truck.
The TerraPro Cabover also has:
- an integrated armrest, ideal for joystick operation
- courtesy map light
- accelerator and brake pedals suspended above the cab floor and mounted in-line to reduce driver effort (the suspended pedals also make the floor easier to clean).
In addition, the TerraPro Series 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 TerraPro Series 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 V-MAC IV system offers more than 100 proven 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, advanced software that captures information such as vehicle trip histories, duty cycle information and scheduled maintenance intervals.