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  1. I forget the details of the system from when we built the truck but it has some kind of aftermarket AWD system. It was something weird if I remember right. Not your average system
  2. That truck is old for any data they get chassis/cab related. The Pinnacle has had the new stand up sleeper box for a year now. Lots of other minor changes here and there over that time.
  3. Don't know why we lost them but rumor was when they switched they temporarily lost all Volvo/Mack shipping business.
  4. Jamie told me the Anthem will be used for a lot of long haul recovery from the U.S. I even said to him that I thought he was downsizing and he corrected me and said he was "right sizing"
  5. Anthem 70" sleeper, 30 ton wrecker if I remember correctly.
  6. I don't drive them only build them so I can only speak to "initial build quality" A couple years ago we pulled a few competitors comparably equipped into our audit stalls here at Mack. The Mack and the Kenworth looked comparable. The Freightliner looked like a bunch of kindergarten kids built it. Miles down the road I cannot comment on.
  7. I once had to contact someone in corporate management at Home Depot. If you can find someone on the internet on a website such as Linkedin who has a corporate Mack email account, and you know the name of the person you want to contact you can usually just change the names from the known account. Such as finding bob.jones@whatever.com but you want to contact Jack.Smith@whatever.com. Worked for me.
  8. Somewhere I had read that other sleeper options will be introduced later. For now its 48" and 70"
  9. You do realize that cab structure itself is the same and the new truck is a highway tractor. The Granite is still the same truck with a new interior right?
  10. Look in the grass you can see the helipad is still in the front yard at Macungie.
  11. See the other post about the new Mack in the fall for more pics and details from me on page 4. The CHU is getting the new grille. Same shape headlights but internals are changing to LED. Truck is also getting the new interior and the new sleeper box. That could have been some of the stuff in the teaser. The comments about the crowd enthusiasm I think that may have been a production company error. I noticed it too but I also noticed by the annoying clapping you kept hearing that the only Mic was the one set up on the presenter. There was no ambient mic. Made it sound very quiet in the room. Lastly, people keep hating on the hood mirrors. Personally I like them but I do believe they are optional.
  12. After looking around the web more I feel a little more confident talking about the CH but I'v really learned of this this morning. The pictures appear to be at our customer center test track in Allentown where a media event has been going on since the reveal. There is a convoy of trucks that left there this morning (Including the pictured CH) heading to the show in Atlanta. It looks like what has been mentioned and pictured is how the CH will be. Especially if its rolling to the show as we speak. Some publications have pictures similar to mine of the CH on their sites if your good at Google. Its really amazing how well they can keep some stuff secret, even from us. In my position I personally saw the new truck months ago but probably 3/4 of the workforce here never saw the new truck in its entirety until the reveal. They were only produced to leave the line at certain times. Covered on line except for the current operation being performed and then whisked away to disappear right away.
  13. Disclaimer since I work at Mack: I did not take this picture, I have not heard about any of these changes at work. This picture and details were found on the web and I have no details or confirmation Apparently the CH is getting a new anthem style grille, LED headlights, along with the new interior. Studying this picture it appears its getting the new stand up sleeper box from the Anthem too but in the past I was told that is not the case so who knows. Information is never reliable until its rolling down the line. I do not know how I feel about this picture. At first I HATED it, but its growing on me. Mack sure likes this color though.
  14. Here is some of the dash and one of the sleeper found around the internet. Also a pic of the smaller sleeper. I think I actually like the 48" sleeper better than the 72" That truck looks tough. I did read somewhere on the internet last night that along with the roll out of this that the CH will get a new grille along the lines of what you see on the Anthem. I have not heard anything about that at work.
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