AUSA 2019: Mack Defense presents solutions of military trucks for U.S Army programs

At AUSA 2019, the Association of United States Army defense exhibition that will take place in Washington D.C. from the 14 to 16 October 2019, the American Company will showcase a new solution of recovery truck fitted with a crane that can be mounted on M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT). Visit Mack Defense at AUSA 2019, booth 8251.

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The new Mack Defense M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck HDT for U.S. Army. (Picture source Mack Defense)

Mack Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mack Trucks and part of the Volvo Group, is responsible for the sale of heavy-duty trucks to federal and ministerial-level customers globally. Focused in the medium to heavy-duty tactical wheeled-vehicle solutions in support of DoD customers including the M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck program.

In May 2018, the U.S. Army has announced that it had awarded the HDT contract to Mack Defense. Mack Defense has partnered with Crysteel Manufacturing to work on the US Army M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) contract. The M917A3 HDT is based on the civilian Mack Granite model. The company optimized the truck to meet US Army requirements.

Mack Defense engineers added heavier-duty rear axles and all-wheel drive while increasing the suspension’s ride height to create a heavy dump truck capable of meeting the demanding payload and mobility requirements set by the U.S. Army HDT program.

The M917A3’s cab armor was engineered by external partner experts to maintain all the comfort and driver-focused amenities of the commercial Granite model while adding force protection to keep occupants safe in hostile environments.

Mack Defense provides products via contracts with the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Heavy Equipment Procurement Program (HEPP). Applications are not limited to but include the following: cargo trucks, water/fuel tankers, wrecker/recovery platforms, heavy haul tractors, refuse trucks plus others.

Mack Defense, LLC, is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs almost 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2018, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $43 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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