Mack Trucks has introduced an axle-back version of its Granite heavy-duty Class 8 conventional straight truck. Previously, Granite models were offered only in axle-forward configurations for bridge formula applications. The new models will allow contractors to legally carry more payload while giving Granite trucks a shorter overall wheelbase, making it easier to maneuver around tight jobsites.
The new axle-back models retain the current features found on Granite trucks, including a large, strong, comfortable cab, with great visibility, ergonomically designed electronic dashboard and advanced electronic systems throughout the vehicle.
A 27-inch front extension version provides optimum protection for a front-mounted PTO, and a wide range of frame rail thicknesses and crossmember options make it possible to configure Granite as a straight truck or tractor for almost any application, including mixer, dump, roll-off and rear-loader truck.
The backbone of the set-back-axle Granite is Mack’s new Cornerstone vocational chassis. Mack engineers tested Cornerstone rigorously to ensure optimum performance in the toughest construction applications. Cornerstone chassis can be spec’d from a wide range of constant-height frame rail options are 300 millimeters tall and ranging in thickness from 7 to 11.1 millimeters.