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Mack debuts mRIDE

Jason Cannon May 20, 2013
The Mack mRIDE spring suspension offers strength and longer vehicle life for refuse customers.
The Mack mRIDE spring suspension offers strength and longer vehicle life for refuse customers.

Mack Trucks Monday introduced the MACK mRIDE spring suspension for the TerraPro refuse model during Waste Expo 2013.

Mack says its mRIDE spring suspension, now available with proprietary MACK axles, delivers increased stability and a smoother ride.

The mRIDE is a six-rod spring suspension with Mack ductile iron axle housings and Mack C150/151 series axle carriers.

“The extremely stable Mack mRIDE has real benefits for the refuse market, such as a high driveline position and excellent traction,” said Curtis Dorwart, Mack vocational marketing product manager. “The mRIDE is also virtually maintenance free. Refuse operations, whether they’re municipalities or service providers, require their trucks to be day-in and day-out workhorses, and the mRIDE-equipped Mack TerraPro is an asset that will boost their operations.”

Lighter than camelback spring suspensions, Mack says its mRIDE allows refuse customers to haul heavier loads with more even weight distribution. The suspension’s superior articulation and constant ground contact for all wheels maximizes traction and makes navigating in and out of landfills or other rugged sites easier, the company says.

The mRIDE is also available on the MACK Granite, Titan and Pinnacle Axle Forward models.

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