This week, the Mack 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree truck began its journey from the Colville National Forest near Usk, Washington on its way to the U.S. Capitol.
This year’s Mack Christmas Tree Truck is a 2014 Mack Pinnacle Axle Back. The Mack Pinnacle truck is wrapped with a custom decal featuring the Mack bulldog pulling a Christmas tree. The truck is equipped with the MACK, mDRIVE automated manual transmission and the MACK Twin Y air-suspension system.
The Christmas tree is an 88-foot, 80-year-old Engelmann Spruce.
The tree-cutting festivities began in Washington State where Kalispell tribe members offered a blessing and conducted a traditional Native American drum circle.
Over the next month, the tree will make 24 stops in cities across the country.
“We’re honored to be part of the Capitol Christmas Tree project,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “It’s a long-standing national tradition and an opportunity for Mack to contribute to the fantastic work of the entire team responsible for moving this holiday symbol across our great country.”
“Hauling an almost 90-foot symbol of this magnitude is a special job,” continued Walsh. “We’re proud to provide a product to do it that’s not only durable, reliable and efficient but also distinctly American.”