Mack Trucks unveiled a new vocational model– the TerraPro cabover-- this week at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. It is designed for refuse, construction and heavy-work applications and is regarded as an “evolution” of the Mack MR model by the OEM.

Mack said one of the main attributes of the TerraPro is its new driver environment, designed to maximize comfort and productivity.

“We’ve learned a lot from our long history of success with heavy-duty cabover trucks,” said Steve Ginter, Mack’s vocational products manager. “One of these lessons is that while the vehicle has to be extremely durable, it also needs to be comfortable. Ask our customers and they’ll tell you– comfortable drivers are more productive drivers. That became one of our driving principles in developing the TerraPro cabover model.”

He said some of the TerraPro’s new interior features aimed at ensuring driver comfort include a steering column positioned for ample belly room; more ergonomically designed seats with integrated armrests; easy-to-read gauges and switches; accelerator and brake pedals suspended above the cab floor and mounted in-line to reduce driver effort.

Ginter noted that the TerraPro also features the latest version of Mack’s Vehicle Management and Control System– V-MAC IV– which allows customers to better control costs and closely monitor truck and engine performance. The truck’s in-cab Control Link and back-of-cab Body Link II interface systems provide quick connections to truck body control units as well as pass-through harnesses and connector, to make the TerraPro versatile enough to serve in any refuse or construction application, he said.

The TerraPro can be spec’d with the Mack M-Ride six-rod suspension, allowing up to a 17-in. articulation for maneuverability in landfills and on jobsites. It comes standard with an EPA’07-certified 11-liter Mack MP7 engine, offered in a horsepower range from 325 405 hp, with torque ratings from 1,200 – 1,560 lb.-ft. An optional EPA’07-certified 13-liter MP8 engine, offering 415-485 hp and torque levels from 1,540 – 1,700 lb.-ft., is also available.