Yesterday Mack announced the latest edition to their truck lineup, the LR Series, a setup that is aimed straight at the heart of the refuse collection market.
Available in 2015 the LR will be available with the Mack MP7 diesel engine or Cummins Westport natural gas options. Allison RDS 5 and 6 speed transmissions will be the standard choices for getting power to the wheels. From the Mack press release regarding the cab.
Designed with body builders in mind, the LR offers additional access points and mounting locations for wiring, controls, and joysticks. The LR series cab’s enhanced driver environment will include tilt and telescopic steering, power windows and door locks, memory mirrors, in-dash air-conditioning, standard in-cab LED lighting and an instrument cluster with color LCD display. Steering column-mounted main gauge pods for both the right-hand and left-hand driving positions will enhance driver visibility and improve ergonomics. Centrally mounted radio and HVAC controls, accessible from both driving positions, will further contribute to a comfortable, driver-focused cab environment.
The LR series cab also will feature center storage for lunch coolers, two-liter bottles, beverage cups, mobile phones and MP3 players. A rear-wall unit offers two additional levels of storage. The large cab doors will make driver ingress and egress easier.
I can only assume that when the LR arrives the current low cab forward option of the TerraPro will become no more. Just the other day I spied one on the streets during morning collection.
Read the full press release here. MackTrucks.com
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