Mack offers stability protection for concrete customers

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Mack Trucks has announced that it now offers the Mack Road Stability Advantage by Bendix (Mack RSA) for concrete customers. Designed to reduce incident potential and enhance profitability, the full electronic stability system now is available for mixer applications on the Mack Granite model.

“We’re very proud to be the first heavy-duty truck manufacturer to offer this technology to vocational customers,” says Steve Ginter, Mack vocational products marketing manager. “Concrete customer demand for stability protection is strong because mixers, in general, are recognized to have a high center of gravity and carry dynamic loads.”

Mack RSA is designed to use the existing ABS wheel speed sensors — along with steering, yaw and lateral acceleration inputs — to deactivate the throttle and apply the brakes selectively in sharp curves, sudden lane changes or obstacle avoidance maneuvers, reducing the potential of a rollover. In conjunction with Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Mack began offering full electronic stability technology on its highway vehicles late last year.

“Engineering this technology for tractors is more straight-forward,” says Tom Kelly, Mack vice president of marketing. “But as a leader in the heavy-duty vocational truck market, we’re committed to getting this technology in the hands of mixer and dump customers as soon as possible. We targeted mixers initially per customer demand. But we’re working very hard with our partner Bendix on other vocational applications as well, to make the technology available across the board in the very near future.”

For more information, go to www.macktrucks.com.