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100 for 100th

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 August 2019   
Mack Trucks has launched a limited edition run of Super-Liners and Tridents to celebrate the make's 100 years in Australia.

The suitably-plated Macks – identified with 100 Year interior and exterior branding – are available until the 100-truck allocation is sold-out.

Mack Trucks Australia vice president Dean Bestwick says that Mack is "the longest-serving truck brand in Australia – "and has long been synonymous with durability and reliability."

The launch trucks are in true-blue Aussie green and gold….which is also a nod, says Mack, to its proud "Australian Made" declaration, the truckmaker having been producing trucks in Australia since 1963.

The American make arrived in Australia in 1919 with a Model AC – a chain-drive four-wheeler with hard rubber tyres and a 74-horsepower four-cylinder engine.

The 3.5-tonne 4x2 fuel tanker was imported by a Vacuum Oil transport manager – who'd seen firsthand US Army ACs working in extreme conditions on European battlefields during World War 1.

Shortly after its arrival, more Macks were imported – "put to work up and down the country to grow a young Australia into a thriving country," says Bestwick.

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Mack Trucks has launched a limited edition run of Super-Liners and Tridents to celebrate the make's 100 years in Australia.
The suitably-plated Macks – identified with 100 Year interior and exterior branding – are available until the 100-truck allocation is sold-out.
Mack Trucks Australia vice president Dean Bestwick says that Mack is "the longest-serving truck brand in Australia – "and has long been synonymous with durability and reliability."
The launch trucks are in true-blue Aussie green and gold….which is also a nod, says Mack, to its proud "Australian Made" declaration, the truckmaker having been producing trucks in Australia since 1963.
The American make arrived in Australia in 1919 with a Model AC – a chain-drive four-wheeler with hard rubber tyres and a 74-horsepower four-cylinder engine.
The 3.5-tonne 4x2 fuel tanker was imported by a Vacuum Oil transport manager – who'd seen firsthand US Army ACs working in extreme conditions on European battlefields during World War 1.
Shortly after its arrival, more Macks were imported – "put to work up and down the country to grow a young Australia into a thriving country," says Bestwick.
"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. 
"We're 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.
"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. I think it is a great opportunity for our passionate customers to own a piece of Mack history."
The limited edition Super-Liners have 685-horsepower Mack MP10 engines and the Tridents have 535hp MP8s. Both have mDrive AMTs and Mack axles, suspension and diffs.
The Tridents are day cab models, while the Super-Liners have 58-inch high-rise sleepers, packed with extras including an upright fridge/freezer, microwave and 24-inch tv. Both models have custom infotainment systems, GPS navigation and reversing cameras. Mack active safety systems are available as options.
Each truck will have unique 100-year identification insignia, inside and out, as well as luxury cab fittings, an owner's kit, a larger, deeper grille and extra lights highlighting the 100-year branding. The trucks will each be uniquely numbered – one to 100.
The 100 Years Limited Edition trucks fit with Mack's tradition of 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.  


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