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Mack Trucks natural gas models available with new technologies

LNG Industry,

In response to customer demand, Mack Trucks is now offering natural gas-powered versions of its Mack® Pinnacle models with the Eaton UltraShift PLUS transmission and Bendix® Wingman® Advanced collision mitigation technology.

Stephen Roy, President of the company’s North American branch, explained: “Our customers told us they wanted the option of an automated transmission, as well as the benefits of Wingman Advanced safety technology in the natural gas Pinnacle model. In response, we’ve expanded our offer to ensure we satisfy these requirements.”

Equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine, Mack Pinnacle models can run on either CNG or LNG. The maintenance-free after-treatment system, combined with low-cost natural gas, reduces vehicle lifecycle costs and improves customers’ return on investment.

The Wingman Advanced system provides adaptive cruise control with braking that actively intervenes to help drivers maintain a safe following distance by reducing the throttle, engaging the engine retarder, or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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