Mack Protection introduced at this time that it’ll characteristic a manufacturing M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) on the Affiliation of the USA Military (AUSA) 2022 Annual Assembly and Exposition, Oct 10–12, on the Walter E. Washington Conference Middle in Washington, D.C. This would be the first time {that a} manufacturing model of the Mack HDT is on show at AUSA and is certainly one of many the U.S. Military is buying and fielding to the Military, Military Reserve and the Nationwide Guard. Attendees can see the M917A3 HDT within the Mack Protection show in Corridor E, Sales space 8033. Based mostly on the commercially obtainable Mack® Granite® mannequin, the Mack Protection HDT is a part of the beforehand introduced firm-fixed value $296 million contract to be fulfilled over seven years that the Military awarded Mack Protection in 2018. Mack Protection started manufacturing of the HDT car in 2021 on the Mack Expertise Middle in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

“We’re proud to publicly present a manufacturing model of the Mack M917A3 HDT for the primary time at AUSA,” mentioned David Hartzell, president of Mack Protection. “The response has been very optimistic, and we stay up for persevering with to construct these vehicles to fulfill the U.S. Military’s demanding operational necessities with a modified commercial-based car”.


Mack Protection M917A3 Heavy Dump Vehicles (HDTs)

The HDTs are a key part in development and upkeep missions for infrastructure belongings, corresponding to airfields, roadways, touchdown strips, provide amenities and motor swimming pools. Constructed on the Mack Granite, the HDT mannequin is a contemporary truck outfitted with state-of-the-art know-how, corresponding to an anti-lock braking system (ABS), back-up digital camera, blind spot sensors, and inclinometer to make sure protected dump operations. The Granite mannequin is user-friendly, extra snug and safer to function than previous fashions utilized by the Military, which is vital to the Military’s funding within the new HDTs. The Granite HDTs and meeting processes have been inspected by the federal government’s high quality auditors to make sure expectations have been met or exceeded.

Mack Protection optimized the M917A3 HDT to fulfill the present efficiency wants of the U.S. Military, however included modularity within the design, to extra simply adapt to evolving necessities. Mack Protection engineers added heavier-duty rear axles and all-wheel drive, whereas growing the suspension journey and experience top to create a heavy dump truck able to assembly the demanding payload and mobility necessities set forth by the U.S. Military HDT program. Mack Protection is a member of AUSA, which has a imaginative and prescient to be the premier voice for American troopers. AUSA is dedicated to constructing the very best skilled and consultant affiliation for the U.S. Military. Greater than 30,000 attendees visited AUSA in 2021, with 700 exhibitors representing 100 international locations from all over the world.

Mack Defense M917A3 non-armored Heavy Dump Trucks (HDT)
Mack Protection M917A3 non-armored Heavy Dump Vehicles (HDT)