Mack Titan

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Mack Titan
Road Train Australia.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Mack Trucks
Production

Australia

Macungie, Pennsylvania
Body and chassis
Class Heavy Truck
Body style Conventional (bonneted cab)
Powertrain
Engine Mack, Cummins, Caterpillar
Transmission Mack, Eaton (manual)

The Mack Titan is a heavy duty truck produced by Mack Trucks. There are two different variants of the Titan, one for the Australian market, that was first introduced in 1995 aimed at the heavy road train operators of Australia, and a 2008 model that was introduced in North America. The Titan can haul loads up to 200 tonnes GCM and comes with many heavy duty options that are not usually found on highway trucks.

Australian variant[edit]

  • A raised cab and taller hood allows for larger radiators to cool the engine more quickly in the hot Australian climates.
  • Heavy duty double and triple frame rails handle the high loads and stress of driving on unpaved dirt roads.
  • Rear axles offered include tri-drive options and planetary hub reduction axles from Renault Trucks.
  • Air brake system has high flow air compressor and large air tanks to provide air for 2 or more trailers and the air starter (if fitted).
  • Integrated vertical air intake snorkels keep dust and dirt out of the filters prolonging their life.
  • High power engines from Cummins (ISX & Signature) and Caterpillar (C-16) provide the necessary power. Up until 2000/2001, the Mack 16.4 litre E9 V8 was offered at 455 kW (610 hp) and 2780 Nm (2050 ft·lbf) of torque.
  • The Mack 18 speed transmission is standard with an Eaton 18 speed option. Eaton two and four speed auxiliary transmissions are also available to provide extra gears and an optional Power Tower.

United States[edit]

In March 2008, Titan was introduced in Bulldog magazine.[1] The target markets are the heavy-haul applications of: construction, logging, mining, oil field, and heavy equipment hauling. A Heavy Duty model uses the 16-liter big-block MP10, the largest ever 6-cylinder engine from Mack, with 515, 565, and 605 horsepower (451 kW) models. The 605 has a torque rating of 2,060 ft·lbf (2,790 N·m). at 1,200 RPMs.[2]

It will replace the now retired CL model which served as Mack's "big bore" truck which was powered by the Cummins ISX. It will feature the MP10 which is Mack's version of the Volvo D16C.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mack to Launch its Biggest Model -- TITAN": Bulldog. - 2008-Volume 1. - p.9. - (Adobe Acrobat *.PDF document). - Retrieved: 2008-06-02
  2. ^ Product Brochure: Titan. - Mack Trucks. - (Adobe Acrobat *.PDF document). - Retrieved: 2008-06-02
  3. ^ Mack Titan review Retrieved: 2009-03-01

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