Allied Mobile Systems has made its "Forward Controls" steering-wheel plow management system operations available on Mack Trucks.
First introduced in 2019 on trucks by International, Allied's Forward Controls system is billed as the most significant safety innovation on snow removal trucks in over a decade.
Allied Mobile moved the most-used equipment functions of a typical snow management truck from an out-of-reach console to the truck's steering wheel. Operators of International and Mack trucks can now safely adjust general snowplow and spreader functions without taking their eyes from the road.
By integrating the most frequently used functions into the steering wheel, drivers greatly reduce the amount of time spent searching and reaching for buttons and levers out of view. This allows for a more attentive driver who is able to adjust equipment on the fly without removing hands from the steering wheel, according to the company.
Functions remain active on the main controller for times when the steering wheel is in significant motion. The Forward Control option is only available with Allied's Envision central hydraulic system. With major city and state municipal fleets already taking advantage of Allied's Forward Controls on International Trucks, Mack Truck operators can now experience the same benefits. Allied Mobile Systems is owned and operated by The Godwin Group, the nation's largest family owned and operated truck equipment manufacturer.
Visit www.alliedmobilesystems.com for more information.