Mack Titan Delivers Performance for Heaviest Hauls

Wed April 02, 2008 - National Edition
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The Titan by Mack is designed for heavy transport and heavy construction applications, and is powered by the Mack MP10 engine, a 16-L modern-day workhorse with a top rating of 605 hp (451 kW) and 2,060 ft. lbs. (2,793 Nm) of torque.

In addition to having the most powerful Mack engine ever offered by the company, Titan model also is the boldest-looking Mack model ever. The Titan model delivers the attitude and torque required for hauling the heavy loads, while incorporating advanced engineering for excellent visibility, productivity and driver comfort. Customers may preorder Titan trucks with Mack dealers now, with deliveries scheduled to begin late this year.

“The Titan model is an all-out Mack — strong and bold,” said Tom Kelly, Mack vice president of marketing. “One look at this truck and you know it was engineered to handle the meanest jobs — logging, oil fields, heavy equipment or severe heavy haul.

“For Mack customers whose requirements demand these extreme loads, the Titan by Mack is exactly the bold truck they’ve been looking for,” Kelly continued. “This new offering extends our tradition of application excellence, and follows in the Mack heritage of classic big-block, long-hood, high GVWR trucks like the Mack RW Super-Liner.”

Looks certainly can’t be everything when it comes to a heavyweight vocational truck or tractor. And Titan’s appeal goes deep beneath the skin with transmissions, suspensions, axles, and Cornerstone chassis for an integrated, balanced design Mack flagship.

“Our research showed customers in these segments expect their truck to have several key characteristics,” said Steve Ginter, Mack vocational products marketing manager.

“The truck has to haul heavy loads in brutal conditions. It has to be reliable, durable and efficient. It needs the horsepower to pull extremely high GVW and GCW loads, and the Titan by Mack is perfect for this. And it must visually demonstrate its power, durability and quality. The styling team did a fantastic job with the whole ’chrome show’ that’s going on with the Titan model.”

A Look as Big as the Truck

The Titan model is dressed to impress on the job site and the highway. It has a high ground clearance to power through conditions found in logging, mining and construction sites. Its long hood gives the 16-L Mack MP10 engine plenty of room to breathe, while the cab is moved back and up on the chassis for the classic “heavy haul” position and excellent driver visibility.

The higher cab position also improves airflow for underhood cooling.

The Titan features twin cowl-mounted “Growler” air intakes. The bright-finish air intakes provide several advantages over external air cleaner assemblies. The design of the system minimizes moisture and screens debris from reaching the air filter element. The smooth, non-restrictive piping is optimized for high-volume airflow. And the air filter elements are located under the cab for easy service. The air intakes are standard with integrated LED lamps, for an even bolder and more modern appearance.

The Titan’s large grille surround is 4 in. (10 cm) of chromed cast aluminum, complemented by similar headlight bezels. At the same time, the headlights have an impact-resistant Lexan lens and easy-to-replace lamps.

Chrome and bright finish features include:

• Chrome horns

• Chrome “eyebrow” on hood fender wells for added durability

• Stainless steel sunvisor, available in 10- and 13-in. (25 and 33 cm) widths (in Rawhide Edition)

• Stainless steel skirt lighting, with an optional personalization feature

• Large 6-in. (15 cm) dual exhaust stacks, outboard mounted behind the cab

• Titan bright-finish metal bumper, with integrated driving lights

• Stainless steel cover for the Mack Cap diesel particulate filter

Powered by the New Mack MP10

The heart and soul of the Titan model is the new Mack MP10 engine, the most powerful Mack engine ever installed in a Mack vehicle, according to the manufacturer. Certified to the U.S.’07 emission standards, the MP10 is an inline six-cylinder diesel, with single overhead cam and high-pressure fuel injection. It will be available in three ratings, with peak power of 515, 565 and 605 hp (384, 421 and 451 kW) all with the MaxiCruise torque rise. Maximum torque ranges from 1,860 to 2,060 ft. lbs. at 1,200 rpm.

The MP10’s huge torque gives Titan the grunt to pull heavy loads from a dead stop on a job site, and the power to get those loads up to speed on the highway. These are typical conditions for applications such as logging, mining and equipment haulers.

The Titan model’s long and strong hood protects the MP10 engine and provides plenty of room to make service easier for technicians. The cooling system is sized to handle the heaviest demands and the harshest conditions found in North America. And the twin Growler air intakes make sure the MP10 breathes easily.

The MP10 engine is matched to the Mack T300ES series 10-, 13- and 18-speed transmissions, to deliver triple countershaft performance for the most demanding vocational applications. Eaton transmissions are an available option.

Core Strength from Cornerstone Chassis

The Cornerstone chassis has been tested and refined and tested again on the Mack Granite model vocational truck. The Titan by Mack Cornerstone chassis is offered in three frame rail thicknesses — 8 mm, 9.5 mm and 11 mm — with optional full or partial 5 mm inside channel reinforcements, and application-specific cross-members. Frames are rated at 120,000 psi, and 2.12 million RBM (lbs. in.) to 4.26 million RBM (lbs. in.).

A short 41-in. (104 cm) front axle position increases load capacity, while providing maneuverability in tight job site conditions. The combination of Titan’s front axle position and high ground clearance also gives drivers an improved approach angle for the sharp inclines and uneven terrain frequently found in logging and construction.

Front axles and suspensions are available from 12,000- to 20,000-lb. (5,443 to 9,072 kg) capacity, while rear axles and suspensions are offered from 38,000- to 65,000-lb. (17,236 to 29,483 kg) capacity.

The cab is mounted on twin wide-spaced air bags with shocks to neutralize the harsh bumps found in the vocational world, while stabilizers prevent cab sway.

Good Looks from the Inside Out

The Titan cab has numerous features to reduce noise and vibration for a smooth, quiet ride. The air assist clutch pedal is positioned low to help drivers work more productively, with less leg effort. And by simply pressing a foot pedal, the steering column can be adjusted to an infinite number of positions, placing the steering wheel for maximum comfort, increased belly room and improved visibility of all gauges for drivers of any size.

The interior is available in three trim levels: Pedigree, Champion and the luxurious button tuck Rawhide Edition. The cab features plenty of convenient overhead storage bins and four-point lighting (two lights for general illumination, one map light and one task light over the steering wheel).

The dash is available in a choice of woodgrain or brushed nickel finishes. The standard instrument cluster features large, easy-to-read displays and gauges to help keep drivers focused on the road.

The standard Mack CoPilot driver display provides drivers with easily accessible screens in the instrument panel to monitor real-time fuel economy with sweet spot indicator and trip data, detailed maintenance and fault summaries and supplemental sensor readings.

The available Lectronix T7000 navigational radio integrates entertainment, navigation, a blind spot camera display and vehicle, trip and tire-pressure monitoring systems.

For more information, visit www.macktrucks.com.