The City of Pomona, CA, recently purchased 22 natural gas-powered MACK TerraPro Low Entry vehicles, converting its entire fleet to Bulldogs with the alternative-fuel technology.
The Mack TerraPro models are expected to be delivered in September 2012.
"The City of Pomona is committed to reducing its environmental footprint," said Howard Morris, Pomona Solid Waste manager. "We liked what Mack had to offer, especially its excellent reputation and the durability and reliability of its products."
The natural gas-powered TerraPro refuse vehicle combines the advantages of domestically produced natural gas with the power and torque customers have come to expect from Mack. In creating their new all-Mack natural gas-powered fleet, the City of Pomona ordered 20 TerraPro Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) side-loaders and two rear-loaders.
The City worked with Dan Huntsinger at TEC Equipment, Inc., La Mirada, CA, to complete the purchase.
"Refuse is an ideal application for natural gas because these trucks return home each day for refueling," said James Waterbury, Mack Pacific District sales manager. "The natural gas-powered Mack TerraPro refuse vehicles offer an alternative domestically sourced fuel in a durable truck – a win-win for customers and the country when it comes to reducing dependence on foreign oil."
In addition to the TerraPro Low Entry, Mack offers the TerraPro Cabover model, also used in refuse and recycling applications. The gas versions of these trucks have been specifically engineered to operate on this alternative fuel. Like all Mack trucks in North America, they're built in the U.S.A. at the company's Macungie Assembly Operations outside of Allentown, PA.