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Mack Granite

Heavy utility truck

Mack Granite

The Mack Granite is a commercial truck, modified to meet military requirements

 
 
Entered service 2013
Configuration 6x4
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ?
Payload capacity ?
Length ?
Width 2.96 m
Height ?
Mobility
Engine Mack MP8 diesel
Engine power 360 / 400 / 440 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 100 km/h
Range ~ 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m

 

   The Mack Granite is a commercial vehicle series, designed for construction application. The commercial Granite was introduced in 2001. Later a militarized version of this heavy truck appeared. The Mack Granite is in service with Iraq, and possibly some other countries.

   Various versions of this truck are available. A general troop/cargo carrier can carry up to 42 troops in the cargo area. This version is fitted with drop-sides and drop-tailgate. The cargo area can be covered with bows and canvas. Troop benches can be folded down, when not in use. This militarized truck can also tow trailers or artillery pieces with a maximum weight of 27 t.

   Other military versions of the Granite include two various tractor trucks, wrecker, fuel and water tankers. In 2012 US Army ordered a total of 100 Mack Granite fuel tankers for delivery to Iraqi MoD. First trucks were expected to be delivered in 2013.

   Bonneted cab of the Granite accommodates driver and one passenger. Sleeper cabs are available. The highway tractor truck is also available with high-rise sleeper cab. An armored cab is also proposed as an option.

   The Granite military trucks are powered by a Mack MP8 13-liter turbocharged diesel engine. It develops 360, 400, or 440 hp, depending on the version. Vehicle has limited cross-country mobility due to its 6x4 configuration. This heavy-duty truck has tough construction, but it is not a purpose-designed tactical vehicle. The Mack Granite is limited to logistic support operations.

 

 
Mack Granite

Mack Granite

Mack Granite

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