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August 30, 2019 2:00 PM, EDT

Mack Defense Partners With Truck-Lite Co.

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Mack Defense, a subsidiary of Mack Trucks, has partnered with Truck-Lite Co. which will provide lighting systems for its M917A3 heavy dump truck.

The U.S. Army awarded Mack Defense a firm-fixed-price $296 million contract in May 2018 to produce up to 683 M917A3 HDTs.

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Based on the commercially available Granite dump truck, the Mack Defense M917A3 HDT has been optimized to meet the Army’s requirements with heavier-duty rear axles, all-wheel drive, increased suspension ride height and other rugged features, according to the Greensboro, N.C.-based company, a unit of Volvo Group.

Since 1998, Truck-Lite has produced military-spec lighting. It will supply blackout drive lights, front and rear composite lights and auxiliary lighting under this contract. — Transport Topics