Mack Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, unveiled its 12-liter natural-gas-powered MACK Pinnacle Axle Back model during the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). The natural gas-powered Mack Pinnacle, offering a liquefied natural gas (LNG) solution for on-highway applications, was built for UPS.
The addition of the natural gas-powered Pinnacle expands Mack’s natural gas line-up to the highway segment. Mack already offers natural gas-powered MACK TerraPro Low Entry and MACK TerraPro Cabover refuse models, and later this year, plans to introduce a natural gas-powered version of the MACK Granite model.
The Mack Pinnacle is equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine and available for order with either an LNG or compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system. The maintenance-free aftertreatment, requiring only a three-way catalyst to meet EPA 2010 and CARB emissions standards, combined with low-cost natural gas, reduces vehicle lifecycle costs and thereby improves customers’ return on investment.