TORONTO — Adding to its increasing lineup of models featuring the highly fuel-efficient Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission, Mack Trucks announced today during the National Heavy Equipment Show that the mDRIVE HD is now available and standard in the Titan by Mack model.
“We built on the success of the Mack mDRIVE, previously only available on our highway models, and engineered a heavier-duty version of the automated manual transmission, resulting in the mDRIVE HD, standard on the Mack Granite® and now standard on the Titan,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America. “When paired with the powerful heavy-haul Titan, it offers Mack customers unparalleled muscle to easily handle the most difficult of loads.”
The mDRIVE HD offers improved performance for demanding on- and off-road applications. The mDRIVE HD in the Titan is compatible up to 2,060 lb.-ft. of torque, 515 to 605 horsepower and integrates seamlessly with the powerful Mack MP10® engine. Featuring specialized heavy-haul software for GCWs heavier than 140,000 lbs., the mDRIVE HD in the Titan easily manages applications such as logging, lowboy and oversized hauling.
The 12-speed mDRIVE HD features an automated clutch, so no clutch pedal is needed. The mDRIVE HD is controlled through a dash-mounted shift pad, enabling the driver to select drive, neutral or reverse. For more demanding jobsite conditions, the shift pad can be operated manually to hold a gear, downshift or upshift.
The mDRIVE HD in the Titan model monitors changes in grade (both up and down), vehicle speed, throttle position, acceleration, torque demand and gross vehicle weight. It automatically chooses the best gear for the road condition, allowing drivers to focus on the terrain rather than shifting gears, increasing safety on worksites. The mDRIVE HD is serviceable at Mack’s coast-to-coast dealer network.
Other features of the mDRIVE HD in the Titan include:
• The mDRIVE HD is lightweight. Including transmission oil, the mDRIVE HD is more than 200 pounds lighter than other transmission offerings, enabling customers to haul even more payload.
• It features reinforced internal components. With stronger gears and synchros, the mDRIVE HD is built to withstand more frequent shifting that is often needed in heavy haul applications.
• The mDRIVE HD uses a transmission-mounted oil cooler. The mDRIVE HD’s oil cooler helps maintain an optimal operating temperature, despite repeated, heat-generating shifts.