Mack Offers Light-Weight Solution for Concrete Mixer Applications

By Team Writer / September 29, 2016

With industrial revolutions happening in every aspect of our nation. Trucking company has revolutionized its 11 liter by making it fifty one pounders lighter while still holding all of its power needed to move a semi. It is no surprise that lighter is better and understanding power to weight ratios will be crucial in development.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mack Trucks is offering a lightweight version of the Mack Granite model, equipped with the 2017 MP 7 11-liter engine and mDrive HD 14-speed automated manual transmission aimed at concrete mixer applications.
  • Combined with a two-speed coolant pump, the new features help increase MP7 fuel efficiency by up to 2.1%, according to Mack.
  • Mack Granite models for concrete mixer applications also come standard with Mack ClearTech One, a single-package Exhaust Aftertreatment System that frees up frame rail space and reduces weight by approximately 17 pounds.

“The MP 7 11-liter engine received improvements for 2017, simplifying maintenance and improving efficiency. The MP7 is about 51 pounds lighter with up to 425 horsepower and 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque.”

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