Before you buy a 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck in Uganda

by edwin,

MACK Pinnacle
The Pinnacle is the biggest truck build by Mack and was especially designed for long haul applications. The Mack Pinnacle was built on the company’s Advantage lightweight chassis which gives it a strong character and generous payload capacities.

Before you buy a 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck in Uganda

The Mack Pinnacle truck features a very comfortable interior and is available with both single and sleeper cab configurations. For enhance versatility, the Mack Pinnacle also offers the possibility of removing the sleeper box of its sleeper models.

The truck is available in axle forward and axle back configurations and is offered with a choice of strong and efficient MP engines.

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Buying a foreign used 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck from a local Ugandan car bond

You can find car bonds in Uganda specifically within Kampala from which you can buy your 2008 Mack Pinnacle tuck. There also some car bonds that can avail you with strong hauling trucks in Uganda such as the 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck.

However, you have to do good research in order to find a reputable car bond or dealer who will be able to provide you with the truck that will meet your needs and above all genuinely imported machinery into Uganda. You also to make sure that that the equipment has been thoroughly inspected, expertly repaired and backed by extended coverage options so that you're assured of the highest quality, productivity and availability.

You need to look out for prices and discounts. Local car bonds may not charge the same prices for the same truck. Prices of a 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck may be affected by mileage of the truck, condition of the truck, model, and year of manufacture.

A 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck in perfect condition can have a price of around 234,000,000 Ushs or above depending on your dealer.

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Importing a foreign Used 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck from Japan or other parts of the world

In case if you prefer to import your own 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck from say Japan, things change a bit. First it would require you to find a trusted dealer or seller in that regard, determine your specific car features and requirements, expected budget you plan to spend on buying the car and well calculated taxes to be paid to the tax authorities in order to clear 2009 Volvo FH truck.

It is also very important to examine the car upon arrival to check and see if all the 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck components are included in the 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck it was shown to you before buying it.

The taxes charged by the Uganda Revenue Authority include Import Duty, Value added (VAT), Withholding Tax, Environmental Levy, Infrastructure Levy, and Registration Fees basing on the CIF of the 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck.

On arrival to Kampala, Uganda, you will have to clear the taxes at The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), apply and pay for a number plate and then the third party license.

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General 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck reviews for Uganda

The Pinnacle can be instantly recognized as a Mack truck, thanks to the family grille that dominates the front fascia. We also like the famous Mack bulldog which sits proud on the bonnet and gives the truck a distinctive look.

The light clusters are seamlessly integrated into the oversized wheel arches and feature LEXAN headlight covers which are impact resistant and offer easy access for replacing bulbs.

The ultra resistant bumper is designed with dual tow clevises, and is also equipped with two small fog lights for better visibility.

To have a longer life, the truck’s steel cab was galvanized and is also mounted on airbags and shocks and feature stabilizing sway bars, to enhance the driver’s comfort.

For easy access inside the cab, the Mack Pinnacle features sculpted self-cleaning steps and a full-size grab bar mounted outside. Once inside you’ll find one of the bets interior in the class. The overall appearance and the build quality are part of the high class and we also like the materials which look better than what you’ll usually get from a highway truck.

The dashboard design is of course angled towards the driver to offer easy aces to the numerous controls and switches. However, the controls don’t have a logical layout and seem just thrown on the dash without making too much sense. On the other hand, we find the instrument cluster very well organized and easy to understand, despite its numerous gauges.

The truck is also equipped with a Co-Pilot driver information display placed above the main gauges which can be controlled pretty easy using a four-button steering-column stalk. The display has 50 screens that provide real-time fuel economy and trip data, detailed maintenance and fault summaries, and supplemental sensor readings.

We’ll have to admit that the steering wheel is among the most attractive units in the segment and can be easy adjusted using a floor mounted pedal. We also like the air-suspended driver’s seat which is fairly comfortable and big, with proper back and side support and plenty of useful adjustments to help you get cozy behind the wheel. Moreover, in the superior trim levels the seats can be also covered in leather.

Needless to say that the all-round visibility is part of the high class and thanks to the generous windshield, the big door windows and the optimized dash design you won’t have any complains in this department.

Looking at the ride and handling, Depending on the applications, there are different axle options available for the Mack Pinnacle including, Camelback, Walking Beam or MaxLite air suspensions. Front axles and suspensions are available from 12,000- to 14,600-lb. capacity while rear axles and suspensions are offered from 38,000- to 46,000-lb. capacity.

For a greater versatility, the truck is also offered with a choice of four rail sizes ranging from 6 mm to 9.5 mm and a variety of cross members.

To reduce the under- and over-steering effects, Mack equipped the Pinnacle with a standard Road Stability Advantage designed by Bendix which uses the ABS to improve the truck’s handling. You won’t have any major complains about the steering either, as the chassis offers a pretty tight turning radius thanks to a wheel cut of up to 50 degrees. The ride is also fairly good and is at par with its rivals as the large, outboard-mounted air springs provide proper cushioning, stability and reduce vibrations.

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Availability of 2008 Mack Pinnacle truck Spares parts in Uganda

2008 Mack Pinnacle truck spares are available in Uganda. Major truck garages in the country can offer good mechanical services and advice.

Our Conclusion

The Mack Pinnacle can sit proud among the best trucks in its class. It features a superb build quality with elegant and comfortable sleeping cabs. The truck’s ergonomy is also first class, while the all-round visibility is top notch. The engines and transmissions are also up to the task and can deal effortless with any big payloads. Furthermore the truck is offered with a host of useful systems and heavy duty suspensions which improve its handling and offer a smooth and comfortable ride.

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