Talk:Mack Trucks

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Former good article nominee Mack Trucks was a Engineering and technology good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
August 29, 2008 Good article nominee Not listed


The first Mack cabovers were th "H" model.I know,i drove them[edit]

The first Mack cabovers were th "H" model.I know,i drove them. Kenny Brown - 71.98.105.119 (talk · contribs) 17:02, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Wrong. Cabover trucks have been part of Mack since the beginning. For reference, look though "Mack: A Living Legend of the Highway" by John B. Montville. The earliest cabover built by Mack shown is dated 1906. Even if you disregard these early trucks, cabovers were built at least by 1934-35 with the CH and CJ models. Elsquared (talk) 06:46, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

In the early 60's[edit]

In the early 60's a fellow who worked at Mack by the name of Walter May developed the Maxidyne high torque rise engine. They were first available in 1968 model year trucks. This was an industry changing event. The Maxidyne allowed a heavy class 8 truck to be operated with a 5 speed (Maxitorque) transmission. Previously heavy trucks were typically equipped with 10 or more gears. Drivers loved the Maxidyne. They were a success from day one. Owners and mechanics also loved them. They were the most reliable diesel truck engines ever built. To this day, no one has yet to produce a more bullet proof truck engine. Joe Cummings - 206.15.129.123 (talk · contribs) 10:28, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Trivia Section[edit]

This article's trivia section seems to stick out, since it's largley a collection of small factoids that seem to have little to do with the Mack Truck itself. Perhaps it could be rewritten into the article to make a broader statement on the culture around Mack Trucks?

Thanks,

CSZero 20:50, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

I removed it. ~ WikiDon 18:16, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

A-Model, B-Model, and R-Model production dates[edit]

From Don Schumaker, Mack Museum Curator (11/07/07):

"This came up a year or so ago. I thought we had made the corrections. The A Model was in production from 1950 to 1953. The B Models were in production from 1953 to 1966. The R Model was in production from 1965 to 1990. The RB and RD remained in production after that until being replaced by the Granite. I guess we need to review the website again."

Categories[edit]

Why is this in the Ford category? I see no mention of Ford in the article except for a small reference to being inspired by Henry Ford. Also not sure about the Retro style automobiles category. Stepho-wrs (talk) 01:27, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

It doesn't belong. Ford Motor Company bought the Volvo car company. The truck and heavy-duty equipment corporation is a separate entity and some ignorant people get them confused. WikiDon (talk) 01:56, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
These are most powerful truck engines so I've heard? Or durable?

Mack Boots[edit]

Can we mention Mack Boots (work books tough as Mack Trucks) made under licence? Did have a pair once. Tabletop (talk) 02:54, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Sounds like trivia. I would say that the Boots article could reference the Truck article, but the other way around just seems to trivial. Many other (hundreds) people/things/entities/companies/products have referenced "built like a Mack Truck". Too many to list. 207.69.137.25 (talk) 04:34, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Mack Trucks/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

I am failing this article's GAN, due mainly to the lack of referencing and the presence of clean-up banners. Other things that need to be addressed before this article is renominated include:

  • References should be independent from the entity being described in the article. Therefore, having more than half of your references come from the website of the company the article is about is a no-no.
  • Web references should all have publishers and access dates, and should be formatted consistently.
  • Lists are discouraged. The timeline sections, at the very least, can be made into prose, as can the 2008 Restructuring plan section.

If you have any questions, please let me know on my talk page. Dana boomer (talk) 13:13, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Italic text —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.212.60.31 (talk) 21:59, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Telescope Text[edit]

The "Hale" telescope has a 60 inch lens. the "Hooker" telescope has a 100 inch lens. The image text should be fixed.

Bulldog hood ornament[edit]

Early in 1932, Alfred Fellows Masury, Mack's Chief Engineer, was admitted to the hospital for an operation. Masury was one of those individuals who wasn't used to his hands being idle for any period of time. During his recuperation in the hospital, Masury decided to carve a bulldog. (Some rumors indicate that he carved the first bulldog from a bar of soap; other rumors indicate the first was carved from wood.)

Whether the first bulldog hood ornament was soap or wood, we do know that shortly after his release from the hospital, he did in fact carve a bulldog in wood.

Masury applied for and received a patent for his design; that Bulldog design has adorned Mack trucks ever since! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.250.195.209 (talk) 12:28, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

11 May 2013 reword[edit]

Super pumper removed from Corporate timeline, already in Market timeline. 1990 and 2005 discontinuances removed from Market timeline, some info put in 1965 R intro. Other models don’t seem to have separate ending dates, covered in new model intro entry. More info in R section anyway. Added V8 and 300 Maxidyne. 237 and 300 sixes were common in construction, 325 V8 was rare. Wren(79) also covers timelines, but book uses Mack as an original source. Is that redundant? Mack.com is easier to get than an old book.Sammy D III (talk) 02:48, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

1Feb2014 images[edit]

Maybe too many images. Putting them all starting in Corporate timeline leaves more room.

Busses: one early and one mid/late.

Trucks: most major models. Good B, maybe 3/4 tractor better? Focus on the truck, not the body. Horrible R, really should be 3/4 tractor. R has section below, but picture put here to keep history going, also leaves room for Current products pictures. Pinnacle need better picture also.

Fire apparatus: Need C badly for start place, MC is end, right? Sammy D III (talk) 21:46, 1 February 2014 (UTC)