As I talk with Concrete Pumping companies I keep hearing more and more Mack Trucks issues
Todd 10-08-2018
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The frustration level of Mach Truck users is growing all the time. I really believe the customers have to just switch and quite buying Concrete Pumps with Mach Trucks. This survey was taken back in 2007 when people were asking will Volvo's ownership of Mack make them a better company or a worse company. Looks like the guys who thought it would make it a worse company were right.

Todd 10-08-2018
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2016 was one of mack worst years since 2010 and 2017 was little better. How in this economy can things be so bad for Mack and how can they act the way they do towards the Concrete Pumping Industry?

bisley57 10-09-2018
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What kind of issues are these Mack owners experiencing?

pudg2 10-11-2018
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Well this could take a while , lets start with it seems as though the regen systems are a little better but not full proof , there's multiple coolant sensor issues , rear end issues , frame issues , I am not sure if its all Macks fault , as these days our pump systems communicate through the ECM with the Mack components , in my opinion we have a overload of electronics on the trucks and pumps which is still at best in experimental stages , no one manufacture has the regen issues fully resolved , hopefully it's coming soon and we can have our pumps pumping instead of them being at Mack dealerships all over the country.    

bisley57 10-17-2018
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Mr.Pudg, has one of your trucks actually shut down because of the problems or does a warning light just stay lit on the dash? Reason im saying this is we have a truck with an electical malfunction and check engine light on,but the truck runs fine.

pudg2 10-18-2018
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there's two lights , one is a check engine and another shows service engine light , one shows that you have a malfunction code the other ( check engine ) is more serious , look in your operator manual for that truck and it will explain the difference , one needs the truck needs to be brought into Mack , the other it does not.

But yes we have had trucks shutdown and need to be repaired onsite or on the road. 


bisley57 10-18-2018
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What repairs were made if i may ask?

pudg2 10-19-2018
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Oh man , there's been everything from DEF pumps , coolant sensors , replacing rear ends , its kind of funny though , we bought a 2015 out of NY , this pump does not have all the computer crap that comes on the newer pumps , at least pump side , and we have had 0 issues with this truck , that's why I am not convinced that it's always on Mack , I do believe sometimes the pump and truck computers do not communicate properly.