Mack reduces environmental impact

The introduction of the Mack MP10 SCR engine into the Super-Liner and Titan models this year will make Mack the first conventional truck manufacturer in Australia to offer SCR engines across the entire model range.

Mack Trucks Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is designed to assist operators in reducing their impact on the environment and the bottom line. And, as a result of this technology, all of the company’s models now offer more power and torque, improved fuel economy and longer service intervals.

In 2011, Mack introduced SCR technology to its Metro-Liner, Granite and Trident models as a solution to ADR80/03. The aim was to clean exhaust gases to the best level ever, while at the same time increasing power and torque.

Further to this, SCR, which is North America’s most popular emissions technology, enabled Mack to offer industry leading service intervals and fuel economy – a benefit now offered across the entire product range.

Fleet operators around the country are constantly looking for ways to increase profit margins to help overcome increasing fuel prices. As well as minimising emissions, the other benefit of SCR is that fuel usage is reduced.

“Increasing fuel prices have a significant impact on the bottom line of many operators, especially in long-distance line-haul where the kilometres covered and the fuel used per year are huge. Mack has adapted its product offering to accommodate the requirements of these customers perfectly and strengthen what we have to offer within this segment,” says Vice President of Mack Trucks, Dean Bestwick.

“To assist Mack operators get the most from their investment, we also have a dedicated Customer Product Trainer. This service, along with new driver enhancements, like the mDRIVE automated transmission, means fuel efficient driving is optimised – great for the bottom line,” he adds.

As part of the AB Volvo Group, Mack Trucks has been able to leverage the engineering capabilities and technology platforms of this global organisation and introduce SCR into its product with minimum risk and maximum efficiency. The MP8 SCR and MP10 SCR engines are both designed to be integrated with the Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission for maximum fuel savings and environmental benefits.

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