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Southern Pride R-series

Perhaps the most iconic truck of them all, or at least in the top-three greatest models of all time – the R-Series Mack transformed expectations of what could be expected of a truck, when it was introduced in the seventies.

It ushered an era of reliability and capability that other brands strove to emulate.

‘Southern Pride’ is a fine example of the type of combination that evolved after de-regulation.

The Christchurch-based tractor worked for the then-fledgling Mainfreight – which was Mack heavy in its early years, the brand being a favourite of many of Mainfreight’s owner-operators back in the day.