realwolfdaddy Posted February 10, 2013 Share Posted February 10, 2013 No one ever say's "built like a volvo Truck" or "Tough as a international truck" or "I feel like I've been hit by a Isuzu truck". A Volvo truck has one of the worst resale values of any truck on the market, yet they bought Mack! Until the last models, International's they were not thought of as attractive. I know some will argue about the transtar eagle, Yes attractive, but never could out sale any Mack. There was a time that a DM Mack was worth its weight in gold, we could sale a good wheel base R Model before we got it in. While W900L's 379's sold good, but every time we sold one, it would take forever to get finance arranged for the buyer. But Mack trucks sold instantly to buyers with plenty of cash on hand, any other truck manufacture that we got in our place usually went straight to be parted out.I say this all to say. I can't imagine what could have happened to Mack? Mack seriously built a great truck! The maxidyne engines were so tough, a five speed transmission was almost unbreakable. We sold 10 rockwell's or eaton's rear ends to one Mack rear end's. Remember White or Paccar cabs having to place cardboard in the doors to control door rattles? But the other manufacture's are alive and well while Mack gets treated like the ugly girl at the dance, no one wants to keep it for long. Was it mismanagement? bad designs? unions? That kept Mack trucks from being the most successful truck manufacturer. What ever happened to cream rising to top? What could have had happened? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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