The Mack Granite model was once again the number-one-selling heavy-duty conventional straight truck in the United States, based on IHS Automotive, Polk TIP Net US Class 8 commercial vehicle registrations for 10-liter and larger engines in 2013.
A mainstay on jobsites in an array of dump and mixer truck configurations, the Granite model is also widely spec’d for snowplow as well as roll-off and rear-loader refuse applications, plus any other configuration where the job demands a tough truck and great performance.
Available in axle-forward or axle-back configurations, the Mack Granite model delivers reliability, durability, and strength. The high-performance yet fuel-efficient Mack MP7 and MP8 engines range from 325 hp and 1,200 ft-lb of torque to up to 505 hp and 1,760 ft-lb of torque. Every Granite model is built on Mack’s Cornerstone chassis and can be paired with a Mack Camelback suspension, or the Mack mRIDE spring suspension, which delivers higher ground clearance and extreme articulation.
In recent years, Mack extended the Granite lineup in response to demand. The Mack Granite Sleeper is a great choice for oilfield operations that require overnights or those who have expanded operations beyond regional sites. An extension of the Granite family, the Mack Granite Medium Heavy-Duty (MHD) packs all the rugged features and driver amenities of the Granite, but offers a lower-cost, lighter-weight option for jobs that don’t require the full muscle of a Granite model.