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Mack Defense Featured On Front Page of Truck & Off-Highway Engineering

Mack Defense was featured on the front page of Truck & Off-Highway Engineering in April, featuring our newly designed HDT vehicle. Read more…

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Mack’s First New Heavy Dump Truck Test Vehicles Readying For Army Testing

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo.—The first test vehicles for the Army’s future heavy dump trucks have already rolled off the Mack Defense production line and are undergoing final fittings before delivery to the service in late May or early June for a 40-week round of testing, a company official said here last week.

The first production lot test vehicles are armor capable but won’t be outfitted with armor for the upcoming testing. The company expects to receive another order this spring for five to seven more vehicles in the armored cab configuration for a separate round of blast and survivability testing that will follow the initial testing, Rob Gordon, senior director of Business Development, told Defense Daily April 9 during the Army Engineer Association Industry Exhibition.

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The Army’s Mission – Destroy The Mack Heavy Armored Truck

The U.S. Army plans to pay Mack Truck’s defense unit nearly $300 million to build armored dump trucks. But before the new trucks go into the field, the military will try to destroy one or more test models.

“We will literally shoot it with machine guns and blow it up and see what happens,” Lt. Col. Jeff Jurand, the Army’s product manager for heavy tactical vehicles, told Trucks.com.

The Army wants to make sure that soldiers in the armored compartment can survive the effects of a large-scale blast.

“The most important asset to the Army is the soldiers,” Jurand said. “I can buy dump trucks. But I can’t buy, train and replace soldiers.” (more…)

Meritor® Announces Complete Drivetrain Solution for Mack Defense’s M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck for U.S. Army

TROY, Mich. (Feb. 14, 2019)  ̶  Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced it  has been selected to equip Mack Defense’s new heavy-duty dump trucks for the United States Army with a comprehensive drivetrain solution from Meritor including its MX810 front drive steer axle, transfer case, ProTec™ Series 50 tridem drive beam axles and Permalube RPL Series drivelines. The Mack Granite® armored and armor-capable dump trucks are scheduled to be delivered to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through 2025.

“With this solution, Mack and Meritor have taken steps to ensure that our soldiers can execute their missions with confidence,” said David Damian, director, Defense for Meritor. “Our axles and related components are widely applicable to multiple military applications.”

 

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Canada Armed Forces Takes Delivery Of 1st Mack Defense Kerax Trucks

Mack-Defense-Canada-Armed-Forces-Agreement-1.15.19ALLENTOWN, PA (Nov. 29, 2018) – Canada Armed Forces Takes Delivery Of 1st Mack Defense Kerax Trucks.

The Valcartier military base has begun receiving the first of its 300 new standardized military trucks that are part of the new Canadian Armed Forces fleet.

Medium support vehicles, designed by Mack Defense, will replace the existing fleet that was acquired in the 1980s and is nearing the end of its useful life. Of the 1,500 new trucks in the country, 450 are destined for Quebec, including more than 300 at the Valcartier military base, where nearly a dozen vehicles have been delivered. (more…)

Kenya Receives Mack Defense Bastion Vehicles

Mack-Defense-Bastian-Vehicle-To-Kenyan-Armed-ForcesALLENTOWN, PA (Nov. 28, 2018) – The United States Government handed over 12 Mack Defense Bastion armoured personnel carriers to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) on 19 November, the US Embassy in Kenya announced.  The vehicles were officially handed over at the Kahawa Barracks in Nairobi. The contract was awarded to Mack Defense and the vehicles are part of a batch of 62 procured for several African countries under an order announced by the US Department of Defense in 2015. (more…)

Mack Defense Showcases Mack® Granite®-based M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck at AUSA 2018

ALLENTOWN, PA (Nov. 8, 2018) – Mack Defense recently showcased the Mack® Granite®-based M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) 2018 show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Mack Defense was awarded a $296 million contract in May 2018 to produce 683 HDTs for the U.S. Army

“The M917A3 is a great example of the capabilities Mack Defense has to develop solutions for military customers,” said David Hartzell, president of Mack Defense. “Using the rugged Mack Granite as a foundation, we were able to engineer the M917A3 to meet the U.S. Army’s challenging applications.” (more…)

Mack Defense Featured in Canadian Army Today Magazine for MSVS Truck Delivery

Canadian Army Today, a leading publication on Canadian military defense hardware, recently profiled the Standard Military Pattern trucks delivered by Mack Defense.  (more…)

Mack Defense M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck for US Army Interview

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Mack Defense details new US Army M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck

Shaun Connors, Washington, DC – Jane’s International Defense Review

Mack Defense has confirmed additional M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) technical details to Jane’s after showing the type publicly for the first time at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference in October.

Following a solicitation released on 26 May 2017 and a subsequent competition between Mack Defense and Navistar Defense, on 29 May 2018 the US Army announced that it had awarded the HDT contract to Mack Defense. The initial market survey for this requirement had been released by the US Army in 2014.Mack Defense’s M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT). (Shaun Connors)

The M917 is a member of the M900 series of trucks. The M900 series are based on commercial vehicles with the minimum of modifications to make them suitable for military use, and as such are not classed tactical trucks by the US Army. In addition to the M917, the M900 series includes the M915 6×4 and M916 6×6 tractor trucks, and has previously included M918 6×6 bituminous distributor, M919 8×6 concrete mixer, and M920 8×6 tractor truck. (more…)

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Mack Defense Presents U.S. Army with Keys To First M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks

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Mack Defense Presents U.S. Army with Keys To First M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks

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Mack Defense President David Hartzell (top left) officially presented the first five Mack® Granite®-based M917A3 heavy dump trucks (top right) to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at the Mack Customer Center (bottom).

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Mack Defense Honored with President’s ‘E’ Award for Exports

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Mack Defense was recently named a recipient of the President’s “E” Award for Exports, the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

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The Mack® Granite® Wrecker is a rugged and reliable truck. It features a fuel-efficient, 13-liter Mack MP8 engine that delivers plenty of horsepowers (440 HP), plus great low-end torque (up to 1,660 lb.-ft.) to provide you with the muscle to conquer any challenge and the endurance to work all day long. It is built on the proven Mack Cornerstone™ chassis that delivers rock-solid performance as it provides a constant frame rail height and sits high off the ground for maximum ground clearance over rough terrain.

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The Mack® Granite® Troop Carrier is a rugged and reliable truck. It features a fuel-efficient, 13-liter Mack MP8 engine that delivers plenty of horsepower (400 HP), plus great low-end torque (up to 1,460 lb.-ft.) to provide you with the muscle and the endurance needed to support your operations. It is built on the proven Mack Cornerstone™ chassis that delivers rock-solid performance. Its galvanized steel cab mounted on airbags and shocks and stabilized with sway bars soaks up the rough road for a smooth ride.

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The Mack® Granite® Water/Fuel Tanker is a rugged and reliable truck. It features a fuel-efficient, 13-liter Mack MP8 engine that delivers plenty of horsepowers (345 HP), plus great low-end torque (up to 1,360 lb.-ft.) to provide you with the muscle and the endurance needed to support your operations. It is built on the proven Mack Cornerstone™ chassis that delivers rock-solid performance as it provides a constant frame rail height and sits high off the ground for maximum ground clearance over rough terrain.

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Mack Defense Builds Final Truck For Canadian Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Program

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Mack Defense has assembled the 1,587th and final truck for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) program. The truck rolled off the assembly line on Feb. 13 in Saint Nicolas, Quebec in front of a select group of dignitaries, military officials and Mack Defense employees. Pictured from left to right are MSVS trucks in Cargo, Load Handling System (LHS), Material Handling Crane (MHC), and Material Repair Truck (MRT) variants.

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Mack Defense To Spotlight 60-Ton Line Haul Vehicle At AUSA

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Mack Defense will showcase its 60-ton Mack® Granite®-based Line Haul truck during the AUSA 2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 11-13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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Mack Defense Headquarters Relocates To The Mack Customer Center

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Mack Defense has relocated its headquarters to the Mack Customer Center (MCC) located in Allentown, Pennsylvania to better serve customers through enhanced ability to support its contracts. The recently completed move also provides Mack Defense additional working space and access to other MCC amenities.

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Mack Defense Starts M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck Production At Mack Experience Center

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Mack Defense is now producing Heavy Dump Trucks (HDT) at the Mack Customer Center, following an investment of $6.5 million to create a dedicated production line at the facility.

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MSVS SMP Military-Grade: Efficient Performance Meets Military Readiness

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The Mack Defense family of militarized rigid trucks and tractors is based on commercial vehicles which are adapted to the specific needs of armed forces. They can be suited for logistic missions and are able to be modified for tactical missions with improved off-road capacity and air transportability.

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Mack Defense announced it partnered with TenCate Advanced Armor USA to provide a force protection system for the Mack® Granite®-based M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) and other Mack Defense vehicle platforms.

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Michigan Engineer Company One Of First National Guard Units To Test Mack Truck In Field

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The heavy dump truck arrives in Michigan. The 1434th Engineer Company, Michigan National Guard, fielded the dump trucks on April 14, 2022, in Lansing, Mich., becoming one of the first Army units to receive the technologically advanced vehicle.

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President Biden Visits Mack LVO Facility 1

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Mack Trucks today hosted President Joe Biden at its Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where all Mack heavy-duty models for North America and export are assembled. Biden stressed the importance of American manufacturing, buying American products and good-paying jobs during remarks made at the facility. Left to Right, UAW Local 677 Shop Chairman Kevin Fronheiser, President Joe Biden and Martin Weissburg, Mack Trucks president, at Mack’s LVO facility.

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