Tag: mack truck

Mack Trucks, Inc., is an American truck–manufacturing company and a former manufacturer of buses and trolley buses. Founded in 1900 as the Mack Brothers Company, it manufactured its first truck in 1907 and adopted its present name in 1922.

The Bulldog vs. The Big Apple

The Bulldog vs. The Big Apple

Last week I was in New York City covering a Mack Trucks press event involving the City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY). The DSNY is the world’s largest sanitation department. On a daily basis it collects more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage, along with 1,760

Shouldering the Load

Shouldering the Load

Today’s trend on the construction site is for contractors to have the ability to meet their goals of higher production per man hour-essentially, the ability for one operator to move more dirt in a workday. The partner in that endeavor is the dump truck, be it a rigid frame or

What’s New in Collection Vehicles

These are exciting times for the refuse vehicle industry. New products and trends, such as the rapid growth of alternative fuels and hybrid power systems are boosting waste vehicle performance. Moreover, telemetric route and tracking software products are seeing wide adoption by fleets. Hybrid power has seen many years of

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

Engine developments top the news of construction trucks these days. For one thing, there may be a natural-gas powered truck in your future. Engine builders and truck manufacturers alike have developed natural gas engines for vocational trucks and are pressing ahead to expand the technology’s use.

Natural gas offers the benefits

Gearing Up for Seed

Gearing Up for Seed

When it comes to hydroseeding machines, hydroseeding and hydromulching contractors have their preferences. But the features they value most vary from company to company, based on application needs. For his unique work, Ted Stallings is a Finn fan. Stallings is president of Aero Tech, a Clovis, NM-based company that has

Pumping Up for Bulky Waste

Not all trash is small, fitting into a can, cart, or bag. Dead shrubs or tree limbs can be heavy; furniture and appliances wear out, and are discarded. With this year’s digital TV transition, more haulers are seeing various-sized analog televisions at the curb-which, unlike some furniture and white goods,

Behind the Boom in Remanufacturing

Last spring, Trumbull Corp. was using articulated dump trucks to haul dirt for the reconstruction of Interstate 79 in Pittsburgh, PA. It was a high-production project. Suddenly, for an unknown reason, an engine failed on one of the 40-ton trucks, which had slightly more than 4,000 hours on it, says

It’s Easy Being Green

You might ask yourself: What does a landfill have to do with being green? The answer is easy. A landfill can provide a valuable, lower-cost supply of green-energy LFG. Moreover, utilizing the LFG as energy has environmental benefits and saves money as a lower cost fuel. Corporations large and small

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