Mack Trucks, Inc. introduced a natural gas-powered version of its TerraPro Cabover model for the refuse and construction applications. Mack officials made the announcement and displayed the truck at the company’s World Sales Conference, being held at the new Mack Customer Center in Allentown, PA.
|Natural gas-powered Mack TerraPro certified for Federal tax credit. Click to enlarge.|
The MACK TerraPro Cabover model is now available with heavy-duty natural gas engines supplied by Cummins Westport. The 9-liter Cummins Westport ISL G is rated at 320 hp (239 kW), can use compressed (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG), and has a three-way catalyst to meet EPA 2010 emissions standards.
Natural gas-powered vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, Mack says, particularly in the refuse market. A growing number of municipalities mandate alternative fuel vehicles as a condition of contracts with refuse haulers. The natural gas TerraPro Cabover also qualifies for tax credits.
Republic Services, a provider of solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services—and a long-term Mack customer—has recently taken delivery of 41 natural gas TerraPro Cabover models.