TO HELP celebrate the company's 100th anniversary, Mack Trucks Inc has announced plans to build 500 new special edition Vision tractors. The announcement was made during the 2000 Mid-America Trucking Show March 23-25 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The 100th anniversary edition Vision tractors will include a host of special amenities and top-of-the-line components, including:
*100th anniversary gold medallions on the exterior.
*Wood-grain and leather steering wheel.
*100th anniversary Performance heated and swivel seats.
*100th anniversary exterior, featuring black paint and custom gold striping.
*The Mack VIP electronic driver display.
*A gold Bulldog hood ornament on a silver base.
*100th anniversary mud flaps on stainless steel hangers.
*Tall dual chrome stacks.
*Alcoa polished aluminum Diamond Edition wheels.
*LED marker and taillights.
*Plush floor mats.
*A three-year/350,000-mile warranty.
"This truck provides our customers with the perfect vehicle to share in the celebration of our anniversary," said Paul L Vikner, Mack executive vice-president of sales and marketing. "While giving drivers the ultimate in comfort and styling, we also are confident that the vehicle will go a long way in ensuring productivity, reliability, and performance for the owner."
Available in 70-inch mid-rise-with polished fuel tanks and quarter fenders-and 70- and 80-inch high-rise configurations, the 100th Anniversary Edition Vision from Mack will satisfy a variety of over-the-road requirements. The 80-inch high-rise design is one of the largest sleeper boxes on the highway, with more than 64 cubic feet of storage space.
The anniversary edition Vision is available with Eaton Fuller transmissions, including the Top 2 and AutoShift. The vehicle also is loaded with low-maintenance and long-life components, such as preset hubs, lubed-for-life drivelines, and air-conditioning monitoring systems.
Combined with the Mack V-MAC electronic vehicle management and control system and sophisticated data management tools like InfoMaxrm PC software, the DataMax on-board data logger, and the new VIP driver information display, Vision has proven it has the electronic tools necessary to improve efficiency and productivity.
"With only 500 of these 100th anniversary special edition Vision models set for production, owners and operators will indeed be in select company," Vikner said.