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Season 5 Episode 4

Mack Truck

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Unknown on National Geographic
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The Mack Titan has over 10 tons of chrome and steel, packing 605 horsepower and a 200-ton towing capacity. This new truck is built right here in the U.S. at Mack's 1 million-square-foot factory in Macungie, Pa. With a high level of customization, nearly every truck that rolls off the line is different. This makes automating the production process nearly impossible, so the work on the Titan is done almost entirely by hand. Manning several assembly lines and production facilities, this factory is powered by old-fashioned sweat and elbow grease. While many companies have switched to automated painting, Mack still paints all vehicles by hand. And all parts, including the monstrous engine, are inspected to ensure they meet Mack standards before installation occurs. When the final product drives off the production line, the Titan will tackle some of the toughest jobs in the trucking industry.moreless

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