Mack Trucks announced that its heavy-haul Titan was featured in the recent truck-pull event of The Met-Rx World’s Strongest Man competition, held at Wingate University in Charlotte, N.C. The battle pitched the tractor against 10 athletes in the truck-pull showdown in the final of this year’s competition.
The competitors pulled the Titan tractor, which weighed in at 22,000 pounds, over a distance of 27.3 yards. Hapfor Julius Bjornsson was the winner, pulling the Titan the full distance in the shortest amount of time.
Created in 1977, the World’s Strongest Man has become the premier event in strength athletics. Every year, bodybuilders and power lifters compete in a range of extreme events that test the limits of human strength and endurance. For the truck-pull event, athletes wear a harness and pull a truck, with the help of a rope. The winner is the athlete who completes the course in the fastest time.
“Just like the competitors in this event, the Titan is all about tough and extreme,” says John Walsh, Mack director of public relations. “It is engineered for handling the toughest jobs in the most extreme conditions – oil fields, logging, heavy equipment hauling. It doesn’t flinch in rugged terrain or brutal weather.”
Event organizers contacted Mack Truck Sales of Charlotte Inc. and specifically requested a Titan for the two truck-pull events. “The Titan has earned a reputation as one of the world’s toughest trucks,” says Don Krom, sales manager for Mack Truck Sales of Charlotte. “Customers know they are getting the most powerful engine ever offered by Mack, plus outstanding durability and quality.”