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Mack celebrates centenary in Australia

In honour of Mack trucks working in this country for 100 years, Mack Trucks Australia has released two limited edition models.

Revealed at a recent customer event, the two gold bulldog models are part of Mack’s 100 Years Celebrations. The models, a Super-Liner and Trident, will be available for purchase by customers until the 100-truck allocation is exhausted.

The reveal trucks were presented in green and gold, a nod to Mack’s authentically Aussie-made status. The company has been building trucks in Australia since 1963.

According to Mack Trucks Australia Vice President, Dean Bestwick, Mack is the longest serving truck brand in Australia and has long been synonymous with durability and reliability.

“Mack is one of the most iconic transport brands in the world, so it’s only right that such a special milestone be celebrated with such special trucks,” he said. “I think it is a great opportunity for our passionate customers to own a piece of Mack history.”

Mack trucks arrived in Australia in 1919, with the first bulldog, a tried and tested AC Model used in World War I, landing shortly after the end of the Great War.

Not long after this first example arrived, Macks were put to work across the country to grow a young Australia into a thriving country.

“Mack Trucks were counted on when Australia needed tough trucks to get the tough jobs done, and in this way we remember those first ever bulldogs,” said Bestwick.

“We are proud of our history and want to showcase that for all to see, with an eye to the future using innovative technology in each of these models.”

While the Limited Edition range is designed to commemorate Mack’s heritage and history in Australia, the trucks are bristling with up-to-the-minute technology.

The Super-Liner sports Mack’s legendary 685hp MP10 engine while the Trident totes the 535hp MP8 powerplant. Both feature the mDRIVE automated manual transmission along with Mack’s suite of active safety features.
A number of special features have also been added to commemorate the uniqueness of each truck.

These include unique 100 years identification insignia, inside and out, as well as luxurious cab fittings, an owner’s kit, a larger grille, and illuminated lights to highlight Mack’s branding, among other features.

Furthermore, each truck will be identifiable by a number between 1 and 100 to signify its special edition status.

The 100 Years Limited Edition trucks fit with Mack’s tradition of special edition anniversary models, following on from the Southern Cross Limited Edition range in 2013, the Centennial Limited Edition in 2000, and the 1988 Bicentennial Limited Edition Super-Liners.

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