Responding to customer demand, Mack Trucks now offers natural gas-powered versions of its Mack® Pinnacle™ models with the Eaton UltraShift PLUS transmission and Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ collision mitigation technology. Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines.
“Our customers told us they wanted the option of an automated transmission, as well as the benefits of Wingman Advanced safety technology in the natural gas Pinnacle model,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America. “In response, we’ve expanded our offer to ensure we satisfy these requirements.”
Equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine, Mack Pinnacle models can run on either CNG or LNG. The maintenance-free after treatment system, combined with low-cost natural gas, reduces vehicle lifecycle costs and thereby improves customers’ return on investment.
Moreover, the Wingman Advanced system provides adaptive cruise control with braking that actively intervenes to help drivers maintain a safe following distance by reducing the throttle; engaging the engine retarder; or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes.
Source: Mack Trucks