The Mack TerraPro was especially designed for refuse and construction industries and is available in both Cabover and Low entry configurations. The Mack TerraPro Cabover is the best-selling refuse truck in its segment and is based on the MR series. The Mack TerraPro Series was designed to offer multiple driving configurations including stand up, sit down, left-hand, right-hand and dual steering models.
The Mack TerraPro series is powered by the MP7 and MP8 engines which have a horsepower range from 325 to 505 hp. The truck comes with a base warranty of 1-year / 100,000 mile.
The Mack TerraPro features a rugged design with a robust cabin. For enhanced versatility, the truck has a cab over engine configuration and also offers the largest door openings in the industry.
The front is dominated by the large windshield which is split in two individual sections than can be easy replaced in case of an accident. The front grille bares the shiny MACK logo in its center and is flanked by the round headlights which feature black plastic surroundings. The one piece metallic bumper is strongly built and enhances the tough character of the truck.
The Mack TerraPro Low Entry is available with the in-cab Control Link and back-of-cab Body Link II systems which offer quick-connections to the bodybuilder’s control unit and pass-through harnesses and connectors from the controller to the body. Thank to these technologies the TerraPro Low Entry copes excellent with the needs of side-loader or rear-loader reuse applications.
Access inside is very easing especially for the Low Entry cab which features a very low grand clearance. The cabin design is pretty rudimentary, but despite the utilitarian layout the ergonomy is pretty good and the build quality and materials are better than most the trucks in the segment.
The Mack TerraPro features a convenient cover plate that offers access to prewired air lines for mounting bodybuilder joysticks. For enhanced practicality the joystick is placed close to the driver’s armrest in order to be easy to access. The transmission controls are also within easy reach and are located in front of the driver’s armrest.
Besides the conventional single steer cabs, the Mack TerraPro is also available with a dual-steer design for the Low Entry models. Thanks to this feature the driver can control the vehicle from either side of the cab while all major controls and instruments are located within reach.
The Mack TerraPro is equipped with a new electronic dash which has a driver information display and easy-to-read gauges with large icons. Moreover, the instrument cluster features 30 indicator lights and an automatic transmission temperature gauge. The instrument cluster is fairly modern, but its numerous indicators could act as a distraction from the road.
Judging by vocational trucks standards, the seats are pretty comfortable and the high driving position is combined with the low profile dash and the large windshield to provide a great road visibility. Moreover, the door mirrors are also pretty big and keep the blind spots to a minimum level. Moreover there is also available a mounting plate for a rearview monitor.
You won’t have any complains about the storage places either, as the truck is fitted with plenty of cubby holes, bottle holders and even a lunch box tie-down strap. The cab has also an overhead console where it can be mounted an AM/FM stereo or a 2-way radio.
Despite its utilitarian nature, the Mack TerraPro is equipped with the high tech Vehicle Management and Control System (V-MAC IV) which continuously monitors the vehicle performances. The system offers over 100 programmable features including road speed tamper detection and integrated starter protection. Moreover, the V-Mac IV permits you to control the vehicle’s speed and to limit the RPM during PTO (Power Take Off) operations. The V-MAC IV also enables you to capture information such as vehicle trip histories, duty cycle information and scheduled maintenance intervals.
Engines and transmissions
Power comes from the MP Engine Series which offer plenty of low-end torque and cope great with the “hard worker” character of the truck.
The MP Engine Series are among the most reliable units in the segment and feature 450-hour or 15,000-mile oil drain intervals. The engines were engineered with a single overhead cam with ultra-high-pressure fuel injection and a variable geometry turbocharger for enhanced performances.
The Mack engines also incorporate selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to offer clean performances without the use of emissions credits.
The Mack TerraPro is equipped with the company’s integrated Maxitorque ES transmission. The gearbox features a unique triple-countershaft design, multi-speed reverse capabilities, once piece aluminum casings and more PTO mounting options than any other transmission from the market.
Besides the Maxitorque gearbox, the truck can be also equipped with Allison 3000, 3500, 4000 and 4500 series automatic transmissions.
The Mack TerraPro Low Entry models are also available with an easy-on/easy-off work brake. The transmission can be put very easy into neutral mode using only one lever and one movement to park the chassis on its engine brakes. When the brake is released, the transmission is automatically engaged.
Ride and suspensions
The TerraPro is built on an upgraded lightweight Mack chassis which features a deep frame rail design to optimize the payload and to offer a higher versatility. The new chassis offers multiple rail clearance options to offer bodybuilders increased flexibility to accommodate more body types.
The Mack TerraPro features an innovative suspension system which creates a parallelogram between the axles. Thanks to this configuration the truck features and enhanced maneuverability and the tire wear is significantly reduced.
Furthermore, for enhanced stability and steering, Mack also added the Camelback springs which cope great with the arduous missions of the vehicle. The Mack M-Ride 6-rod suspension is also available, allowing up to 17-inch articulation for a better maneuverability.
The Mack TerraPro is one of the best refuse and construction trucks available on today’s market. The vehicle has a strong built quality and it also offers plenty of space inside with and a good ergonomy and plenty of storage places.
Moreover, the Mack TerraPro features the largest cab door openings in the industry and a lot of useful technologies which make the driver’s work easier. The engine lineup is also pretty wide and there is also a generous lineup of different transmissions available.