Increased Clearance on Mack Granite for Underbody Scrapers

March 08, 2018


INDIANAPOLIS (March 7, 2018) – Mack Trucks today spotlighted the Mack® Granite® Axle Forward model featuring increased ground clearance for underbody scrapers, making it ideal for snow removal. Mack made the announcement at the 2018 Work Truck Show, March 6-9, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis.

Mack now offers the Granite model, Mack’s ultimate workhorse, with a six-inch increase in chassis ride height to provide additional clearance for an underbody scraper. This enables the underbody scraper to have a full range of motion to articulate in excess of 45 degrees in both directions, enhancing the ability to remove snow in the winter and grade roads in the offseason.

“The increased ground clearance allows for easier plow installation without the need to move other chassis components like fuel tanks and exhaust aftertreatment systems, saving the customer both time and money,” said Tim Wrinkle, Mack Trucks construction product manager. “The new configuration also allows for a shorter wheelbase for greater maneuverability and decreased weight, offering customers a cost savings without compromising performance.”

The Mack Granite is available with both the Mack MP®7 and Mack MP®8 engine and the mDRIVE™ HD 14-speed automated manual transmission with creeper gears. The mDRIVE HD with creeper gears weighs approximately 150 pounds less than an automatic transmission, providing a lighter-weight option.

Mack Granite models come standard with Mack ClearTech™ One, a single-package Exhaust Aftertreatment System (EATS), which combines the diesel particulate filter (DPF), selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) into one unit. ClearTech One is 17 pounds lighter than other systems and frees up much-needed frame rail space to increase flexibility for customers needing water tanks and chutes.

The Granite model is backed by Mack GuardDog® Connect, Mack’s proactive diagnostic and repair planning system. GuardDog Connect enables quick diagnosis of issues, proactive scheduling for repairs and confirmation that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.

Mack Granit with Snowplow

For more information about the Mack Granite Axle Forward model with increased ground clearance, please contact your local dealer or visit Mack booth No. 3527 at the 2018 Work Truck Show.

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