Beck concrete mixer There I drove several Macks—a Granite dumper and mixer and a Titan extra-heavy-duty tractor—and learned more about those models as well as the transmission. In addition, BodyLink and Control Link body builder electrical interface systems help simplify installation. The Premium package consists of a shifter with more features for greater driver control, including manual shift inputs, performance and economy modes, plus Grade Gripper and MackCellerator. When they brought it to Canada, I let it sit for a couple of years before I decided to try one. This 12-speed, two-pedal transmission not only delivers smooth shifts every time, but also maximizes driver comfort, payload and fuel economy. But when we have to bring in a rental truck with a manual transmission now, they whine about that and want the mDrive.
The engine smoothed out and the tranny began upshifting, and we accelerated around the oval, getting up to 45 and 50 mph. Operation is controlled through a dash-mounted shift pad by selecting drive, neutral or reverse. The D16 diesel surged and dropped off repeatedly as it and the transmission struggled to get the rig moving. Our experienced sales team can provide expert advice in getting your business the best equipment. It automatically chooses the best gear for the road condition, allowing drivers to focus on the terrain rather than shifting gears. It features 12 forward speeds and two reverse and is available in direct and overdrive.
I might consider going all the way with mDrives next time I buy trucks. We are available to help! For more demanding jobsite maneuvers, a premium shift pad can be operated manually to hold a gear, downshift or upshift. It delivers more than 90 percent of power after an upshift without driveline shock. The fuel economy seems to go up every time I service them. We haul aluminum and steel coils.
With trucks like this, you need to spin the steering wheel quickly while entering sharp turns and then the truck goes where you want it to. And in this running, the mDrive always seemed to pick the proper gear no matter how fast or slow I drove, and whether we were on a straightaway or turning corners. The heavier-duty mDrive was extensively tested, said Stu Russoli, the former vocational manager who recently moved into marketing highway vehicles. Rear axle ratios run from 3. It also detects if the tractor is attached to a trailer and automatically reduces torque output if the tractor is bobtailing, which saves fuel.
The shifting strategy for mDrive is optimized for North American highway conditions and is based on cruise speeds of 1350 to 1450 rpm for best performance and fuel economy. This puts less stress on the driveline, for longer life and less wear. Includes the Performance Mode for best performance and driveability in exchange for fuel economy. A single-countershaft mDrive weighs about the same as a comparable Eaton manual transmission with twin countershafts and less than a triple-countershaft Mack manual. Give us a call or stop by! The clutch overheated, illuminating a warning light and setting off an audible alarm.
The new Econodyne uses an intelligent torque management strategy called EconoBoost that gives drivers the extra muscle to keep vehicle speed constant under full engine loads to avoid downshifts. Next, we walked down a grassy hill to where a Titan tractor sat, its engine shut down since it was parked several hours previous because no one else had driven it. The top-loaded carrier — where the driveshaft connects to the carrier above the axle — results in near-zero driveline angles, which minimizes noise, vibration and harmonics. Our parts and service departments make sure your equipment stays on the road. With an editorial focus on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics, Concrete Products provides practical information for management professionals on how to run their day to day business. This 12-speed, two-pedal transmission maximizes driver comfort, payload and fuel economy. Built exclusively for Mack, this 12-speed automated manual transmission maximizes driver productivity, performance and fuel economy.
So I felt like it would be a good unit if Mack was backing it up like that. Including transmission oil, the transmission is up to 237 lb. I eased up, punched Neutral and let the rig roll back down the grade and stopped. The driver interacts with mDrive through a dash-mounted control pad containing manual input and hold shift buttons, with an integral display indicating the current gear. The fuel economy seems to go up every time I service them. I speculated that the cold engine was causing the bogging, and Dorwart wondered if the axle ratio 3. This puts less stress on the driveline, for longer life and less wear.
Econodyne: The latest generation of the Econodyne engine family for highway applications delivers more torque at low engine speeds for improved fuel efficiency and hill pulling performance. Average mpg for our older trucks is 5 mpg. We have had absolutely no maintenance issues with them at all. Later, we went out on nearby streets and freeways for running at much higher speeds. It can sense road terrain, making changes between on- and off-road jobs, while also monitoring changes in grade, vehicle speed, throttle speed, throttle position, acceleration, torque demand and gross vehicle rate.