Mack Defense Wheeled Vehicle Solutions

MACK DEFENSE
WHEELED VEHICLE SOLUTIONS

Geared toward victory.
The Mack Defense Fleet.

MACK DEFENSE, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MACK TRUCKS, Inc. responsible for the sale of MACK Trucks to all Federal / Ministerial level customers globally. We specialize in tactical, logistical, commercial, and specialty vehicles. Being part of the Volvo Group means that MACK Defense is backed by one of the largest truck manufacturing groups in the world and can provide global support in over 190 markets.

MACK DEFENSE CONTRACTS:

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) #SPE8EC-18-D-0015
GSA AutoChoice #47QMCA20D0012 (KA052) – Mack & Volvo
PSPC (Canada) HVY/Med Truck #E60HP-16TRUK

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Mack Defense modifies base commercial products to meet government and military customer requirements and is a complete system solution integrator.

ADDITIONAL CONFIGURATIONS/APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

APPLICATIONS

  • Water
  • Fuel
  • Tanker
  • Wrecker
  • Tractor
  • Troop Transport
  • Maintenance Support Truck
  • Dump Truck
  • Refuse
  • Mixer
  • Septic
  • Other Custom Bodies
  • Roll-Off
  • Crane
  • Curtain Side
  • Straight Truck
  • Stake Body
  • Hooklift

CONFIGURATIONS

4X2 / 4X4
6X4 / 6X6
8X4 / 8X6 / 8X8
10X6

CAPACITY

GVWR: 35,000 – 92,000+ lbs
GCW: 114,000+ lbs

POWERTRAIN

Engine: 325 – 520 HP; 1260 – 1860 lb-ft Max Torque, US & Euro 3-5
Transmission: Automated Manual (M Drive), Automatic, Manual
Axles: 12K – 23K Front, 38K – 70K+ Rear
Suspension: Mechanical and Air Ride

SPECIAL

  • Fording
  • Armored Cab
  • Right-Hand Drive
  • Airlift Tie-Downs
  • C17 Capable
  • JP8 Fuel

COMPACT FUEL TANK

Optional D-shaped fuel tank leaves more room for body installation.

CORNERSTONE™ CHASSIS

Granite’s proven Cornerstone chassis provides rock-solid performance, durability, and reliability. The constant frame rail height and high-strength steel alloy design create a stronger, lighter frame while keeping it higher off the ground for maximum clearance. Each chassis is built with application-specific cross members and offered in various thicknesses.

MACK DRIVE AXLES

The Granite comes in true set-forward and set-back front axle positions to allow you to build a truck specific for your needs.

ADDITIONAL CONFIGURATIONS/APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

APPLICATIONS

  • Bulk Haul
  • Lowboy
  • Straight Truck (Rigid)
  • Tractor

POWERTRAIN

Engine: 325 – 520 HP; 1260 – 1860 lb-ft Torque, US & Euro 3-5
Transmission: Automated Manual (M Drive), Automatic, Manual
Axles: 12K – 14.6K Front, 23K – 55K+ Rear
Suspension: Mechanical and Air Ride

CONFIGURATIONS

4X2
6X4
8X4 / 8X6

CAPACITY

GVWR: 66,000 – 69,000+ lbs
GCW: 114,000+ lbs

SPECIAL

  • Fording
  • Armored Cab
  • Right-Hand Drive
  • Airlift Tie-Downs
  • C17 Capable
  • JP8 Fuel

ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS

Anthem challenges the expectations of aerodynamic design with a bold look that displaces air to the sides, as well as over the hood and roof, to cut wind resistance and improve fuel economy by up to 3%.From the hood slope and fairings to the mirrors and air dam, every component is engineered to maximize efficiency.

UNPARALLELED DURABILITY

Anthem helps drive down maintenance costs with durability and long-lasting components. LED headlights are 66%brighter and last longer. Breakaway hood mirrors and side mirrors have hinges with zero plastic and spring-loaded mounts that rotate when hit, preventing damage to the hood.

SMART SERVICEABILITY

Anthem’s functional and modular design gives service professionals easy access to repair and replaces components. The single-point hood latch and tilt-assist requires 50% less effort to open, while the 3-piece hood and 3-piece bumper can be separated and repaired in pieces for lower replacement costs.

ADDITIONAL CONFIGURATIONS/APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

APPLICATIONS

  • Bulk Haul
  • Lowboy
  • Straight Truck (Rigid)
  • Tractor

CONFIGURATIONS

4X2
6X4
8X4 / 8X6

POWERTRAIN

Engine: 325 – 520 HP; 1260 – 1860 lb-ft Torque, US & Euro 3-5
Transmission: Automated Manual (M Drive), Automatic, Manual
Axles: 12K – 14.6K Front, 23K – 55K+ Rear
Suspension: Mechanical and Air Ride

SPECIAL

  • Fording
  • Armored Cab
  • Right-Hand Drive
  • Airlift Tie-Downs
  • C17 Capable
  • JP8 Fuel

CAPACITY

GVWR: 66,000 – 69,000+ lbs
GCW: 114,000+ lbs

GRAB HANDLES

Ergonomically designed and full length to make entry and exit safe and simple.

INTERIOR COMFORT

Designed with the comfort drivers need and the durability the road demands. Whether the haul is off-road or cross-country, Pinnacle’s new interiors for Day Cab, 48-inch Flat Top Sleeper and 70-inch Stand Up Sleeper are purpose-built to keep drivers comfortable and driving strong.

DURABLE COMPONENTS

Reinforced and redesigned with new materials to be tougher than ever.

ADDITIONAL CONFIGURATIONS/APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

APPLICATIONS

  • Crane
  • Concrete Pumper
  • Refueler
  • Refuse
  • Specialty Platform

CONFIGURATIONS

4X2 / 4X4
6X4 / 6X6
8X4 / 8X6 / 8X8
10×4 / 10×6
12×6 / 14×6

POWERTRAIN

Engine:325 – 505 HP; 1260 – 1860 lb-ft Torque, US
Transmission: Automatic, Manual
Axles: 12K – 23K Front, 23K – 65K+ Rear
Suspension: Mechanical and Air Ride

SPECIAL

  • Fording
  • Compressed Natural Gas

CAPACITY

GVWR: 35,000 – 88,000+ lbs

WINDSHIELD

TerraPro has the most forward window glass in the industry, creating superior forward visibility so you can keep pedestrians, other vehicles and the job site safely in view.

COMPACT CAB

With a short wheelbase, slimmer width and more compact design from bumper to back of the cab, TerraPro’s cabover design makes navigating even the most congested areas safer and more efficient.

GROUND CLEARANCE

Front approach angle makes even steep inclines simple to handle.

ADDITIONAL CONFIGURATIONS/APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

APPLICATIONS

  • Crane
  • Concrete Pumper
  • Refueler
  • Refuse
  • Specialty Platform

CONFIGURATIONS

4X2 / 4X4
6X4 / 6X6
8X4 / 8X6 / 8X8

POWERTRAIN

Engine: 325 – 355 HP; 1260 lb-ft Torque, US
Transmission: Automatic
Axles: 20K Front, 23K – 58K+ Rear
Suspension: Mechanical and Air Ride

SPECIAL

  • Fording
  • Compressed Natural Gas

CAPACITY

GVWR: 43,000 – 78,000+ lbs

LED LIGHTS

All exterior lights are LED, which are 66% brighter, last longer, use less energy and provide better visibility.

WRAPAROUND REAR WINDOW

Built for superior visibility, the windows nearly eliminate blind spots.

CHASSIS CONFIGURATIONS

Deep frame rails and heavy-duty cross-members give you the strength you need.

M917A3 Heavy DumpTruck

The Mack Defense M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck is a commercially-based Mack® Granite® dump truck, engineered to be the best-in-class tactical vehicle solution from the only company that can deliver these unparalleled capabilities to the U.S. Army. Mack Defense assembled a world-class team with one purpose in mind — to provide the U.S. Army with a best-in-class heavy dump truck that meets all military requirements.

Constructed for purpose. Prepared for anything. The M917A3 is designed to match the demands of the most severe conditions.


MP®8

Saving up to 2.5% in fuel and shedding 88 lbs. in weight, Mack’s workhorse MP®8 engine offers up to 520 HP and 1,860 lb-ft of torque and the Euro 3 version is also available at 520hp and 1,844 lb-ft of torque.

6×6 or 8×8 Axle and Suspension Configurations

The Meritor® axles coupled with the Mack front parabolic spring and the Hendrickson rear Primaxx® suspension provides unparalleled ride quality with a fully loaded or empty payload.

Standard Cab or Optional Armor Cab

The cab design and driver environment are built around the way the work gets done – keeping drivers comfortable, safe, and focused all day long.

Specifications Overview
  • Up to 27 ton payload capacity
  • Up to 18 cubic yard dump
  • Diesel engine compatible with JP8
  • 2 person cab
  • Air lift ability
AWD Components
  • Front drive
  • Transfer case
  • High ground clearance air ride suspension
  • Tandem or tridem rear axle

The Cornerstone Chassis

This truck chassis off road superiority gives it the flexibility to transform into multiple mission capable platforms with proven success. The adaptability provides the military a diverse portfolio of tactical and logistical support equipment. The chassis is built strong (rock-solid) and when combined with a crane can offer an all-terrain solution capable of 30 to 60 tons. Making it the perfect tool for light, medium, and heavy lifts.

CHASSIS TESTING

Mack has plenty riding on our Cornerstone chassis. Components were tested for fatigue; the rails and crossmembers were stressed and relentlessly checked for endurance.

WHEEL CUT

The best All Wheel Drive truck maneuverability ever from Mack. The Cornerstone chassis design allows increased wheel cuts for improved handling around the job site.

FRAME RAIL

The 300 mm constant frame rail height and high strength steel alloy in conjunction with a full length channel liner provide for optimal strength and payload capabilities. The frame system includes a full channel liner in each rail that runs front to rear within the Mack Defense M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck. This provides for optimal strength and payload capabilities.

CROSSMEMBERS

Developed by Mack design engineers and harshly tested by perfomance engineers – superior strength and stiffness is achieve through the use of eight crossmembers located along the frame rails where loads are imposed

ENGINE MOUNTS/CAB ISOLATORS

New engine mounts and cab isolators reduce noise and vibration — decreasing driver fatigue and improving productivity.

APPLICATIONS

Offers military users the capability of transporting supplies on logistic and tactical missions.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS COULD INCLUDE – RADAR, TROOP CARRIER, WRECKER, TANKER, HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRANSPORT, AND OTHERS VEHICLES

Tested, tried, and true platform


The M917A3 HDT has passed its ruggedness challenge at the Nevada Automotive Testing Center. Passing these tests was especially important for the M917A3 and proved its design is ready to tackle the most rugged terrain. Clearly, the M917A3 has proven it has got the capability you need to take on tough jobs.

Test Result
Vertical Step
Step Static stability on tilt table
Wall-to-wall turning circle
Trench crossing
Speed on 0% grade
Speed, stop and start 30% grade
Steady state turning
Ride quality – half rounds
Side slope
Mobility Testing
Environmental
Fording – 20 inches
Standard is -25oF to 120oF, can go to -40oF to 120oF with addition of cold weather kit
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Every truck is Born Ready. Providing strength and versatility to get the job done across a range of applications.

Customer Support

Parts

  • Global Distribution Network
  • Kit Options Available
  • Options via DLA, GSA
  • FleetPreferred Program
  • Remanufacturing Options

Service

  • Mack ASIST
  • Global Dealer Network
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Field Service Rep Options

Training

  • Operator and Mechanics Training
  • Special Application Training
  • On-site at the Mack Customer Center, Allentown, PA USA
  • Virtual Options Available
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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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Mack® Granite® Wrecker

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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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Mack® Granite® Troop Carrier

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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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Mack® Granite® Water/Fuel Tanker

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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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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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