Mack has released two limited edition trucks to celebrate the company’s centenary of operations in Australia.
Mack unveiled the two God Bulldog models at a recent customer event as part of its 100
Years Celebrations, revealing the special Super-Liner and Trident models that will be available for purchase until the 100 truck allocation is exhausted.
“Mack is the longest serving truck brand in Australia and has long been synonymous with durability and reliability,” said MackTrucks Australia vice president, Dean Bestwick
The trucks were presented in a special green and gold paint scheme, a nod to ‘Mack’s authentically Australian Made status’, according to the company which has been assembling trucks in Australia since 1963.
“Mack is one of the most iconic transport brands in the world, so it’s only right that such a special milestone is celebrated with such special trucks. I think it is a great opportunity for our passionate customers to own a piece of Mack history.”
Mack arrived in Australia in 1919, with the first bulldog, a tried and tested AC Model used in World War I, landing shortly after the commencement of the Great War. Shortly after this Macks were put to work up and down the country helping a ‘young Australia grow into a thriving country’.
“Macks were counted on when Australia needed tough trucks to get the tough jobs done, and in this way we remember those first ever bulldogs,” continued Mr 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 to commemorate Mack’s heritage and history in Australia, the trucks are anything but heritage models according to the company. The Super-Liner is fitted with Mack’s 685 horsepower MP10 engine while the Trident uses the 535 horsepower MP8 engine coupled to the mDRIVE automated manual transmission. Both models are available with Mack’s active safety technology.
Each of the Macks is numbered and fitted with special features to commemorate the uniqueness of each truck. with unique 100 years identification insignias, as well as luxurious cabin fittings, an owners’ kit, a larger grille, and lights to highlight Mack’s branding, among many more features.
Mack says its 100 Year Limited Edition trucks fit with its 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-Liner.