Mack designs new collection truck with the driver in mind

Mack designs new collection truck with the driver in mind

Mack LR designed for enhanced maneuverability, comfort and visibility.

August 12, 2015

Mack Trucks has introduced the Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse model truck, built specifically to meet the challenges of its waste and recycling customers who require enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and improved visibility. Built with input from customers, the Mack LR model is available in three-axle 6-by-4 configurations and can be powered by diesel or natural gas.

“The Mack LR model is the latest example of our commitment to application excellence,” says Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America. “At Mack, we work hard to understand our customers’ needs and build durable, dependable trucks that get the job done. By incorporating customer feedback into the LR design, we’ve built a safer, more comfortable work environment for drivers, boosting productivity and driver retention.”

The LR model also offers additional access points and mounting locations for wiring, controls and joysticks, the company says. Mack’s truck body-builder support group is available to simplify the process and ensure seamless communication among body builders, dealers and customers.

The cab’s enhanced driver environment includes tilt and telescopic steering columns, power windows and power 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 the right-hand and left-hand driving positions enhance gauge visibility and improve ergonomics, while centrally mounted radio and HVAC controls, accessible from both driving positions, contribute to a comfortable, driver-focused cab environment, the company says. The rear cab windows now wrap around the rear cab corners, improving driver visibility. The LR model also offers center storage for lunch coolers, two-liter bottles, beverage cups, mobile phones and MP3 players. A rear-wall unit offers two additional storage. The large cab doors are designed for easier driver ingress and egress, Mack says. 

The 11-liter Mack MP7 diesel engine is standard in the LR model, delivering 325 to 345 horsepower and 1,200 to 1,280 pound feet of torque. The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional. The LR model is equipped with an Allison RDS five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission.

More information about the Mack LR model is available at