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Mack Trucks announced the availability of a factory-installed FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit package on its Mack Anthem highway models, further improving fuel efficiency by up to 2.23%. The system will be available for order later this quarter.
The FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit system is a complete aerodynamic system designed to reduce aerodynamic turbulence as air passes over the rear axles of a tractor, according to Greensboro, N.C.-based Mack, a unit of Volvo Group. The system combines center and rear fairings with aerodynamic wheel covers.
The FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit is available in black or white on Mack Anthem 6×4 and 6×2 tag configurations. Wheel covers are available in black, white and chrome.
A Mack Anthem. (Mack Trucks)
Mack made the announcement during the virtual American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.
Mack noted FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit system complements a number of other aerodynamic options available for the Mack Anthem model.
The Mack HE+ package for Mack Anthem models combines several aerodynamic components, including a roof fairing with trim tab, side fairings with extensions, chassis fairings with ground effects and an aero bumper with spoiler, with the recently announced next-generation Mack MP 8HE engine, Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission and Mack Predictive Cruise.
Together, these components deliver up to 12.5% improved fuel efficiency compared with a base Mack Anthem model, according to Mack. — Transport Topics
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