Built for your business
The efficiency- and productivity-boosting features of the new Mack Anthem™ are not limited to Anthem sleeper models.
Day cab customers require a unique set of specs for their applications. They need performance and efficiency to deliver their loads, plus all-day comfort to keep their drivers fresh. The Anthem delivers on all of these, while also offering options to further improve productivity.
The Mack 6x2 Liftable Pusher Axle is available on Mack Anthem models, which monitors trailer weight and adjusts the truck’s driveline configuration to boost fuel efficiency without impacting performance. The system utilizes sensors in the rear suspension to determine payload and either lift or lower the foremost rear axle.
When an empty load is detected, the axle lifts, allowing the tractor to operate as a 4x2 for less drag, increasing fuel efficiency from 3 to 5 percent. Another benefit is increased tire life by up to 20 percent, which helps lower maintenance costs. For full loads, the same axle is lowered to provide additional stability and distribution of the trailer’s weight. The 6x2 Liftable Pusher Axle saves up to 400 pounds of weight compared to a typical 6x4 configuration.
Mack’s 6x2 Liftable Pusher Axle also includes an Automatic Standby Mode that eliminates the need for the driver to manually push buttons to initiate standby mode. Mack added rear air disc brakes as an option to its 6X2 liftable pusher offer.
Mack Anthem models are available with Mack’s 13-liter MP®8 engine, which provides up to 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque. Weight-conscious customers can spec the 11-liter Mack MP7 engine to save approximately 400 pounds without compromising on power.
Anthem’s advanced aerodynamics and other design features are engineered to save fuel and reduce maintenance costs, all while maximizing uptime. It runs on Mack’s integrated powertrain that combines the ease of operation of the Mack mDRIVE™ transmission with the performance and fuel-efficiency of the Mack MP engine series. To increase uptime, Mack’s Uptime Center is staffed by trained technicians, offering 24/7 parts and service management support.
The aerodynamics dramatically improve efficiency by displacing air to the sides as well as over the hood and roof. Anthem cuts wind resistance and improves fuel economy by up to 3 percent.
With Mack® Connect, an exclusive productivity solution, fleet managers can operate intelligent software, predictive analytics, and driver assist technologies all aimed at increasing operational efficiency and uptime.
When it came to the Anthem’s interior, customer input was one of the strongest influencers. Customer clinics included drivers, owner-operators, fleet owners and fleet professionals.
Design features influenced by driver input include overall ergonomics, LED lighting, sturdy grab handles, a flat bottom steering wheel and a dashboard that’s entirely well-lit, durable and functional.
“There is a lot of attention to detail about the driver’s life. It’s spacious, tons of storage and the cup holders are all laid out very well. I like the magnet on the curtain. Very neat.”
Jeffrey Creech, regional manager for C&S Wholesale Grocers,
Keene, New Hampshire
The driver environment for the Anthem Day Cab shares the new interiors, including new steering wheel, instrument panel design, exclusive seats and trim materials.
All Mack conventional models benefit from Mack’s ergonomic, productive and comfortable design.
Mack took inspiration from the automobile industry when designing controls for Anthem. The right stalk allows the driver to manage the engine brake and Co-Pilot™, while the left stalk controls the high beams, turn signals and wipers. This means drivers control more functions without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. In addition, the light control module lets drivers run all exterior lights from one place.
Of special note is the placement of the Mack mDRIVE™ transmission control pad. It is intuitively located at the driver’s right hand, giving comfortable access while helping drivers keep their eyes on the road.
“We love the mDRIVE control location and all of the storage and cabinets.”
Grant Mitchell, Westcan Bulk, Edmonton, Alberta
The larger, more robust rocker switches are laser etched to ensure they are readable throughout the life of the vehicle.
Fleets can also customize their D-panel with four optional auxiliary gauges.
An industry first, the flat-bottom steering wheel allows more belly room and clearance for drivers entering or exiting the vehicle. A racecar-style grip provides both comfort and control.
In addition, Anthem’s instrument panel brings important information drivers need to the forefront in a clear, readable format. This minimizes distractions and helps drivers concentrate on the road ahead.
Digital-analog gauges feature solid dial hands with the precision of digital instruments. Co-Pilot™ is a full-color digital display that provides simpler navigation without distractions. In addition, the truck is constantly monitored to pinpoint potential issues before they become serious.