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2/2018 Stunning beauty: MAN has created a real eye-catcher in THE LION – which also shows some great inner qualities. Felix Sollmann from Coburg Currently I’m helping out at a freight forwarding firm, driving an MAN dumper. This truck here definitely owns the wow factor. It doesn’t just look great, but also appears comfortable and user-friendly. I really like it. I can’t even find the right words to describe it – it’s just something special. The airbrush motif is colossal. It’s got something you won’t find anywhere else. I would certainly not mind having something like that myself. So will you try talking your boss into one? I’m driving on building sites. Frankly, this is far too fine a vehicle for that kind of work. It’s a real work of art. Christoph Wagner from Luxembourg You have a background in motor sports. Are 640 hp truly needed? Of course you need 640 hp. My own car has 300 hp for a start. You can never have too much performance. Do you think this makes a real difference on the road? Yes, of course. I’m aware that on straight stretches of motorway there’s hardly any difference. All the same, I need to go uphill just as fast as I go down, so really, there is no such thing as too many hp. And the fact is, once you have driven a high-powered vehicle, you know just what you’ve got: 640 hp. Günter Justen from Flußbach What do you particularly like about THE LION? The sun visor Bastian Fischer from Rödental I’ve just been sitting inside THE LION, and I have to say: what a beautiful vehicle. Obviously, I’d buy one just like it on the spot. I like the interior best. It’s just great workmanship, with all that leather. at the front is just fabulously made, those chrome guards Could you identify with this vehicle? Definitely. With this vehicle, there’s no and aluminium wheel rims are likewise superb. Actually, doubt whatsoever. I could certainly identify with it. And the pleasant side effect of all of our vehicles are also fitted with chrome guards and the eye-catching design is that when you’re out on the road, aluminium wheel rims. The interior design, with the you’ll be recognised everywhere. leather upholstery and the bed, is also very well done. What about the exterior design? The airbrush work is Excellent workmanship. And something else I like is fabulous, and I really love those realistic lion’s heads. In that the entire chassis was covered with ribbed plate and my view the MAN logo doesn’t always need to take centre then painted. The truck just looks fantastic. stage – the lion is perfectly sufficient. 09
From village blacksmith to an industry pioneer: Heinrich Büssing LEONINE LOGO: In 1913, Büssing first began using the Brunswick lion to enhance marketing efforts. It soon became a trademark symbol and also adorned the Brunswick production site as of the 1920s. 1924 Büssing truck type IV GnL in the Brunswick production yard 175 years with a lion’s roar Pioneer Heinrich Büssing, whose accomplishments significantly advanced the progress of the commercial vehicles industry, would have turned 175 this year. BACK IN 1903 and upon the formation of the At the time, Büssing’s innovations revolu- H. Büssing Specialfabrik für Motorlastwagen tionised the production of commercial und Motoromnibusse, probably just one soul vehicles, which led to his company beginning was able to envisage the brilliant triumph of construction of 400 chassis for England as this bus and truck manufacturer, namely the early as 1904, destined to serve as the sub- founder himself. For the mind of Heinrich structure for the first upper-deck buses in Büssing, born in 1843, bubbled with ideas, win- London. Thereafter, 1924 witnessed the intro- ning almost 250 patents over the course of his duction of the world’s first three-axle bus with 86 years of life. No wonder, then, that many of two powered rear axles. When MAN ultimately his inventions decidedly influenced the acquired the Büssing AG enterprise in 1971, course of commercial vehicle history, includ- this impressive history was passed on, always ing underfloor engines, pneumatic tyres and represented by the Büssing lion that has since the double-decker bus. characterised the vehicles’ radiator grilles. 10
2/2018 1903 The first Büssing motorised truck 1904 The London double-decker bus 1906 One of the first Büssing buses in front of a police station in Berlin FUN RIDE FOR 12 PASSENGERS: As of 1906, the public transport company Allgemeine Berliner Omnibus AG deployed the first motorised buses throughout Berlin. TRAILBLAZER IN ITS CLASS The first Büssing six-wheel bus with two powered rear axles was also the world’s first three-axle bus built in series production. 1924 A Büssing six- wheel bus parked in front of the Berlin Reichstag 11
Open and modern: the new sales and training building of MAN distribution partner Al-Ahlia Flagship showroom opened in Kuwait AS THE EXCLUSIVE IMPORT COMPANY for presence of MAN Truck & Bus in the Near MAN Truck & Bus in Kuwait, Al-Ahlia Heavy East. The grand opening of this facility sym- Vehicles Selling & Import Co. opened an ultra- bolises our aspiration to offer our customers modern flagship showroom, combined with a first-rate, innovative products and services. service centre. The new site occupies around And it also demonstrates the outstanding 16,000 square metres in the heart of Kuwait’s quality of the services provided by our part- industrial area. With some 4,000 square me- ners at Al-Ahlia, who are continuously striv- tres of workshop space, 1,750 square metres of ing to not just meet customers’ expectations, warehousing and a parking area for trucks en- but rather to exceed them.” compassing 6,000 square metres, the new The new MAN support centre also incor- MAN support centre guarantees first-class porates a training facility, where employees customer service and makes a significant dif- take training courses to ensure ongoing im- ference in terms of spare-parts availability. provements in service quality. In cooperation At the opening ceremony, Joachim Drees, with its partner Al-Ahlia, MAN Truck & Bus has Chairman of the Management Board of MAN been represented on the Kuwaiti market for Truck & Bus, said: “This new and state-of-the- 13 years and currently occupies a market share art showroom is highly significant for the of roughly 35% in the truck segment. 12 Great partners: MAN CEO Joachim Drees (left) and Fahad Ali Alghanim of Al-Ahlia (centre) renew the excellent cooperation, joined by Franz von Redwitz, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus Middle East.
Cityliner and Skyliner buses on show, with the OptiView mirror replacement system. stage. “MAN proudly presents the CitE!” This is a world premiere. The CitE is a concept truck – a fully electrical distribution vehicle with an ergonomic driver’s cabin, at least 100 kilome- tres of realistic range and a 360-degree cam- era system. The 15-tonne vehicle was devel- oped by a skilful team in a potentially record-breaking span of merely 18 months (see also page 22), and MAN intends to use the CitE as the basis for series-production models. “A star is born,” declares the moderator – and in fact the MAN CitE will indeed be- come the absolute highlight during the next 10 days, for both trade attendees and the general public. “The CitE is more than just an H anover Trade Fair Grounds, in- side Hall 12. It is 11:30 in the morning, 20 September 2018, when MAN’s Chief Executive Joachim Drees takes the stage. The oversized LED screens at the impressive multimedia exhibit reflect MAN’s key message in large letters: “Simplify- ing Business” is the main idea. “Our industry is at the crossroads of a radical transforma- tion,” states the CEO of MAN. “Which is why our customers are looking for guidance more than ever these days. Therefore, it is our task to provide understandable answers to complex questions.” Naming just a few of the challenges, be it digital services, autonomous vehicles or clean transport in megacities: Drees is convinced that “as a commercial vehicle producer, we are not part of the prob- lem, but rather part of the solution”. PERHAPS JUST WISHFUL THINKING? Abso- lutely not. “One more thing,” announces the MAN CEO. Cue rhythmical techno beats, while light effects accentuate the scene and fog machines create additional drama. And then, a rather futuristic truck glides onto the Making waves: The CitE concept vehicle, a delivery e-truck from MAN, celebrated its world debut at the IAA. 16
from biomass or wind power is utilised.” Whereby even conventional natural gas scores better on environmental footprint than diesel fuel. Therefore, MAN continues to invest in the continuous development of gas drives, presenting the latest generation of the Lion’s City G urban bus at the IAA 2018, which relies on the MAN EfficientHybrid start-stop system. City bus specialist Schaub explains the benefits of the innovative vehicle: “The bus comes with the new E18 gas engine, devel- oped on the basis of the D15 diesel units. The cubic capacity might be smaller than that of its predecessor, but actually features 100 Nm more in torque. Our customers can therefore cut fuel consumption at a higher operational range, without experiencing any reduction in performance.” In addition, the passenger space is fitted with LED partitions, which op- timise passenger flows during boarding and disembarking times through either green or red signals. Naturally, these are also available for vehicles with diesel or electric drives. ALONGSIDE THE VEHICLES with alternative drives, conventional diesel trucks are obvi- ously still a major draw for the crowds. A large area of the exhibit is therefore dedicated to the TG series, which recently underwent a comprehensive update – as highlighted by an MAN TGS tank silo vehicle that particularly stands out as an innovative driver. The model on display comes with an exemplary new D15 engine, notable for its excellent balance between weight, production size and fuel con- sumption. In addition, the vehicle comes equipped with the innovative video turning system VAS, which favourably tipped the purchasing decision of Christian Schlögel, Managing Director of Bärnreuther Transport, based near Nuremberg: “For our drivers, nothing is as horrific as an accident involving bodily injur y, which is why we have already retrofitted our fleet with a turning system. The new TGS already comes standard with this safety feature – a truly important consideration for us.” And so Bärnreuther Transport signed a purchase agreement for six TGS heavy-duty trucks at the IAA show. “MAN vehicles are reliable and very well ac- cepted by our drivers,” reports Schlögel. 18 The Lion’s City E completes the range of alternative drives offered by MAN.” Florian Rott, Launch Manager for the Lion’s City E The new D15 diesel engine attracted a lot of attention among the trade audience. The new video turning system VAS provides a safer 360-degree view.
Trusting teamwork MAN developed an electric truck in record time. With the idea first conceived in November 2016, two prototypes were readied for their journey to the IAA trade show in summer 2018. “Scrum” was a major factor in this success story. A pplause! And coming from leagues, had finished reporting on the cur- when the engineer, together with seven of his team col- this panel! Michael Führing certainly never experienced such feedback before. Yet this work process may not be modified, with a finished result expected at the end. This is the responsibility of the product owner, who also maintains contact with the ordering party. The Scrum master directs the method- ical proceedings, while the team comprises so-called developers from different company rent project status – construction of the CitE departments. had just been concluded – the audience actu- ally raised a cheer. “That is highly unusual in meetings with the executive board,” recalls IN FÜHRING’S SCRUM TEAM, the core team consists of about ten staff members. “In addi- Führing, with his eyes sparkling behind black tion, we have colleagues coming from the horn-rimmed spectacles. “At this briefing ses- plant floor, from product management, strat- We are building an entirely new vehicle.” sion, however, upper management realised egy, procurement, controlling and many Michael Führing, CitE product owner just how much drive and spirit we bring to the other areas,” explains Führing, who is the des- table. It was a great moment.” ignated product owner. The team members There are two reasons for the drive and work together without any hierarchy, which is spirit referred to by Führing. First, there is the an important factor in terms of open commu- product that his team is responsible for. As nications. Every morning begins with a brief the first all-electric truck developed from meeting, the “daily”. Here upcoming tasks are scratch by MAN, the CitE is considered a flag- exclusively addressed, whereby every team ship within the company, with enormous ap- member states what has been completed on peal. And then there is the manner in which the previous day, what is on today’s agenda team members tackled this ambitious project and which challenges need to be addressed. on a very tight schedule. They relied on The effect, says Führing, is definitely positive: “Scrum” – a framework method designed to “It provides an open and transparent working master complex tasks. The core idea is that an atmosphere.” Once a week, the team assem- interdisciplinary team continuously tackles bles for a longer meeting, where the results clearly defined assignment packages in so- are presented, and the agenda for upcoming called sprints. One such sprint may last a sprints is defined. Due to this agile method, week, for example. Once launched, the goal of the team can work undisturbed throughout Clear structure: Transparent to all, tasks are displayed on the Kanban board under the headings of “Waiting”, “Work in progress” or “Completed”. 22
2/2018 Off into the world of daily operations: The eTruck for SPAR leaves the MAN plant in Steyr, to begin its tours as a quiet, emission-free delivery vehicle running on green energy. The MAN eTruck project inspired us immediately, considering that future generations also need an intact environment to continue brewing the very best beer.” Thomas Gerbl, Managing Director, Stiegl Brewery, Salzburg THE FIRST PRACTICE PROJECT targeted by CNL members for implementation involved all-electric medium-weight distribution trucks. “We deliberately decided against tech- nologies such as CNG, LNG and LPG, as natu- ral gas drives are just another fossil solution,” says Schachinger. Many businesses engaged in CNL are already generating their own energy, whether through solar systems on buildings or even their own wind park. There- fore, an all-electric truck seemed the logical solution. The Council for Sustainable Logistics soon concluded that in manufacturing such vehicles, they needed a powerful and reliable partner with a good service network, one ca- pable of outfitting its workshops to handle high-voltage technology. Ultimately, an ideal partner was found in MAN Truck & Bus, the market leader in Austria. And if the roll-out of the eTrucks was slightly delayed – it had actually been planned for late 2017 – this was certainly a matter that Product purity: The Stiegl Brewery not only strives to offer a 100% natural product, but also aims to protect the environment in its transport operations. 27
Green mobility: Relying on renewable energy, MAN’s eTrucks emit zero carbon emissions, and not just in the country. should be openly addressed, emphasised in real operating conditions. Together with Dr Ulrich Dilling, MAN’s Managing Director feedback from customers and drivers, this for Production and Logistics, in response to data will be used by eTruck developers to journalists’ questions during the handover continuously optimise a tenth eTruck, their event: “We want to deliver a truck to our reference model. On the basis of this practical customers that will make them money right testing, MAN will launch additional projects from the start. MAN has a high commitment and press forward with the production of an to quality, and thanks to our fantastic devel- eTruck series model. In order to realise and opment team, the technology embedded in further expand these projects, MAN will be these vehicles has already, here and now, investing about €10 million in its Steyr site undergone thousands of test kilometres, through 2020. reaching pre-series status.” MAN has also extended its portfolio by MAN Transport Solutions – a consulting THIS DEVELOPMENT TEAM in Steyr is made service for all matters relating to e-trucks up of more than 150 experts, who are working and e-buses. With analytical studies and on the further development of MAN trucks customised recommendations on such topics across all model series, along with the as optimised route planning, charging infra- employees of the Truck Modification Center, structure, training courses for drivers and who focus on a wide variety of special manu- workshop personnel, battery management, facturing projects. as well as charging technology and much To conclude the ceremony, the eTrucks are more, MAN will be comprehensively advising gliding out of the manufacturing hall with an its customers in future to offer them total almost eerie quiet, and climb to the nearby support in facing the challenges associated Porscheberg overlook in a demonstration with e-mobility, and facilitate the transition. drive. Afterwards, they continue straight to Thus, MAN is working closely with its cus- their deployment location. Handing over the tomers to shape the future of transport. eTrucks, however, does not mark the end of the project. All vehicles are equipped with Find more information about the MAN eTruck and urban delivery operations at measuring technology, which registers data > www.man.eu/eTruck Climate protection has been an integral component of the HOFER corporate philosophy for many years. By utilising an MAN eTruck, we intend to save 40 tonnes of CO2 per year.” Sandra Stella, Head of Logistics at HOFER KG, branch office Stockerau, near Vienna 28
2/2018 The two test vehicles cover the return distance from Munich to Nuremberg five times per week. Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is funding the vision- ary programme with roughly €2 million. THE PLATOONING DEVELOPERS placed much emphasis on a representative range of test drivers, who would know the details of trucker life inside and out. The choice fell on DB Schenker’s partner company Amenda Trans- port, where ten drivers signed up for the pro- ject. MAN ProfiDrive trainer Herbert Weiß, who is coaching the volunteers in the platoon- ing trucks, is quite impressed by his students: “They’re quite different characters, young and old, with varying degrees of professional experience. Yet they are all highly committed and curious to learn about this technology. They are making proactive contributions and share their findings with the engineers.” Thus, the system is being optimised on a continuous basis and further brought to product maturity. That is still on the horizon, however, for as with every new technology, a number of early-stage challenges must first be addressed. Test driver Michael Goetze mentions an example: “Generally speaking our test route on the A9 motorway has three lanes. Whenever the hard shoulder was opened to traffic to alleviate heavy traffic volumes, the system misinterpreted the lane markings during the early trial phase, pulling the vehicle to the right at exits or parking areas. So we had to intervene. These and simi- lar kinds of experiences are shared with the MAN experts, who then work out a solution.” Finding solutions is the responsibility of Peter Strauß. Together with a core team of mechanics, engineers and IT specialists, the technical project leader of platooning devel- opment at MAN listens to feedback from the drivers and makes continuous adjustments to the system. “In our shoes as developers, it’s 33 Confidence in the system grows with every covered kilometre.” Andy Kipping, platooning test driver at DB Schenker Drivers still need to keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times to potentially intervene if necessary.
10% reduction in fuel consumption by the trailing vehicle is the maximum in achievable savings, based on estimates by the platooning developers. Safety first: For the unlikely, but not impossible, worst-case scenario, the platooning system features an emergency shutoff system. Through EEG- and eye-tracking sensors, every reaction of test driver Andy Kipping is registered. very exciting to respond directly to the users’ needs and preferences. Have the functionali- ties performed as expected? Do we need any additional features? How can we improve the interaction of human and machine? The feed- back we receive from the drivers helps us from a very early stage in adapting our sys- tems in the best possible way to the concrete needs of our customers. That is why this field testing is so important to us.” This requires a considerable effort. At first, the ten test drivers needed to undergo theoretical lessons and be briefed about the vehicle particulars, followed by simulator driving and training sessions on the MAN proving grounds, as well as on the Lausitzring race track in northern Germany. The final objective was to take the semi-autonomous trucks to the roads by both day and night, ac- companied by the MAN ProfiDrive coaches. “After a week of training, the drivers are fit for platooning, and can drive independently,” confirms driving instructor Herbert Weiß. Initially, only dummy loads were shippped between Munich and Nuremberg. Yet since 18 September 2018, the trucks have been oper- ating according to a daily platooning sched- ule, transporting regular bulk goods cargo for the DB Schenker network. Thus, platooning is no longer a vision for the future, but rather a productive transport solution applied to real conditions at project partner DB Schenker. So what does MAN actually expect from platooning technology in the medium term? Might it merely be a glorified assistance system that still has to prove its usefulness? Development engineer Peter Strauß offers a confident answer to this critical question: “In theory, we are able to significantly cut fuel consumption, as well as drastically reduce the 34
2/2018 Upon arrival at the jet, impressive hydraulics hoist the ambulift up to airplane door level. After Aqib Ali secures the gangway, passengers can board the plane. and winding tracks of the operating field towards the Airbus. The wide windowpanes allow for unfettered views of planes just land- ing or slowly rolling towards the take-off runway. Okoth leans at the white sliding door, while Mrs Brown is seated in the first row. Typically, Okoth takes care of customer enquiries or any related issues, looks after the team and serves as a face to the customer. He organises the staff and provides training for younger colleagues. Having worked for many years at London Heathrow, he has been stationed at Luton for the last four years. On this day, he wears a bright yellow reflective vest, obligatory for all personnel moving within the manoeuvring area and tarmac, as well as safety shoes. He also supports his colleagues during high-season crunch times. “We experience three peaks throughout the year,” explains Okoth. One of them is now, in the early autumn. While children must return to school, many seniors take advan- tage of falling ticket prices after the holiday season to escape from the chilly weather. “These days, we interact with up to 600 cus- tomers per day who require our assistance.” The small Luton airport can allocate up to 120 wheelchairs, all of which are needed in peak times. During calmer operational phas- es, Okoth finds the time to discuss new trucks and special requirements with members of the Mallaghan team. Two new vehicles are still on the order list, destined to replace the older models. “Naturally, we will also be work- ing with Mallaghan in this case.” Founded in the 1960s by Terry Mallaghan as a construction engineering firm, the Northern Irish company currently employs around 400 people and has evolved into one of the world’s leading suppliers for the avia- tion industry, manufacturing highly regard- ed ground support equipment (GSE) products. Within the sector, these GSE products en- compass all the machinery that commonly remains invisible in daily airport operations. Among Mallaghan’s top sellers are cabin- cleaning, catering and restricted-mobility vehicles, as well as passenger stairs, toilet and water-service vehicles, extendable belt conveyors, and aircraft de-icers. MALLAGHAN ENGINEERING maintains a frame- work contract with MAN, comprising the delivery of 300 trucks. In the time period of May 2017 to October 2018, MAN has already supplied 227 vehicles overall, specified for conversion into Mallaghan products by the Northern Irish engineers and mechanics. The specialist opted for MAN for several reasons: According to a company spokesperson, one factor was that Mallaghan is engaged in just about every country worldwide, thereby look- ing for a partner with an extensive portfolio – which MAN undoubtedly provides. Accord- ing to the individual market for a specific truck, it must meet a variety of requirements. Should it be a left-hand or right-hand drive? Emissions standard Euro 6? Absolutely no problem for the supplier from Munich. Thus, the vertical lifts at Luton Airport also operate on the basis of MAN trucks, with most of the transport cabins mounted on the MAN TGL 12.180 models. Upon arrival at the EasyJet Airbus, Okoth nimbly jumps out of the container onto the tarmac, marshalling his colleague Aqib Ali 39
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Deep Breather 42 Icy summer mist: The oxygen carried by the specially customised MAN TGE has been cooled down to minus 183°C.
2/2018 Heavy-duty job: Simon M. must always deliver the 80-kilo liquid oxygen containers to their destinations on time – in any wind or weather, with or without a lift. containers with gas chilled down to minus 183°C makes some challenging demands on the driver: Upon arriving at the customer, Simon M. first manoeuvres the LOX container out of the residence and to the transporter. Installed in its loading area is a built-in vessel, containing the liquid oxygen that Simon M. then fills into the LOX container. Upon com- pletion, he carries the replenished container back into the patient’s home. Unfortunately, elevators or other lifting mechanisms are the exception rather than the rule on this job. “I do have an electrical stair climber to assist me in getting up several steps, but that gadget it- self weighs another 25 kilos.” Apart from the physical work, Simon M. must also observe high safety standards and take care to avoid any contact with the liquid oxygen. The effects would be devastating: “Direct contact causes burns and blisters on the skin and should the gas affect my eyes, I could actually go blind. So whenever I fill up the containers, I always wear thick gloves and special protective goggles.” THE MAN TGE 3.140 can’t help Simon M. in terms of manual labour, yet makes up for it whilst on the road, as the generous range of driver assistance systems drastically reduces the risk of accidents. There’s the automatic Emergency Brake Assist, Active Lane Assist, a rear-view camera, parking sensors and Side Wall Protection Assist – all adding to the comfort and safety of M.’s work: “I’ve driven a lot of vehicles in my time, but the TGE is really something special. Especially because of the short wheelbase, nothing sways or tee- ters. Hats off!” Ensuring that the 140-hp pan- el van should not present any risk while on its extraordinary mission, is the work of a body builder specialist, who installed a ventilation system for air circulation in the loading area. As a result, combustion would be averted in case of any flying sparks. The MAN vehicle also includes a windowless, gas-sealed parti- tion, to prevent any build-up of oxygen in the driver’s cabin. “We maintain a very high level of safety here,” says El Naib, “which also explains why all the technical equipment, as 45 Simon M.’s delivery rounds also include hospitals, such as the internistic clinical centre in Munich, shown here.
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ROARING PROWESS in construction Whether dumper trucks, cement mixers or specialised building vehicles, MAN offers competent solutions for any need – be it for smaller tasks or major challenges. Starting attempt with 40 tonnes: With the hill-climbing brake engaged and the gas at full throttle, there is no more holding back on the incline. 48
2/2018 “No matter the angle, it’s hitting right on can easily manage 25 tonnes in massive earth- target,” says Johann Schuster, when asked moving operations and handles an additional about engine performance. The heavy-duty 10 tonnes in alternative chassis configura- construction vehicles are equipped with con- tions. After a start-up attempt on a 20% in- sistently high-torque six-cylinder engines, cline, the question about enhanced engine and the engineer from MAN’s Body Builder performance should probably be rephrased: Management department also explains why 460 hp are fully sufficient to get the load mov- MAN today relies on more-powerful diesel en- ing without too much effort. gines. In most cases, 420, 460 or 500 hp are The MAN TGS 26.500 6x4H-4 heavy roll- sufficient, the D26 six-cylinder engines apply off tipper appears somewhat less talented in their maximum torque to the crankshaft at scaling terrain inclines. This is hardly surpris- just over idling speed. Thus, low to moderate ing, considering that the heavy three-axle speeds are already sufficient for high driving vehicle with the latest Meiller roll-off technol- performance. The high torque, combined with ogy is predominantly used on regular roads. low revolutions, also offers a perceptible ben- With 500 hp and a long L-type driver’s cab, it is efit in work machines. suitable for longer distances. In routine con- struction site operations, it handles heavy SPORTING LESS TORQUE POWER, yet still very bulk tipper containers for demolition, which sprightly, is the compact MAN TGM crane are then emptied on landfills – proving an all- dumper truck, type 18.320 4x4. An ace in off- round talent in construction logistics. And road terrain, and when equipped with a Hyva if the subsoil is deep and slippery, the 6x2 crane and Meiller dumper body, it becomes chassis becomes a 6x4, with two power- perfectly suitable for garden design and land- driven axles. The magic word here is MAN scaping operations. The new D08 six-cylinder HydroDrive. The optionally activated hydro- engine starts up powerfully, and the automat- static front-wheel drive literally pulls the ed TipMatic gears, with off-road transmission vehicle out of the muck. The system can optimisation, also skilfully assist in unpaved now also be combined with the new 12-gear terrain. Here, only the mighty 8x8 four-axle TipMatic TX. With HydroDrive on the front vehicle may claim right of way. With four pow- axle and a steered trailing axle, this MAN crea- ered axles, the MAN TGS 41.460 8x8 forges its tion excels with a high payload – meeting any path even when carrying a full dumper body. challenge, no matter how hard. In construc- While perhaps too heavy for road transport, it tion operations, that is the prowess needed. More information about tough construction vehicles made by MAN is available at: > www.man.eu/constructionsite No matter the angle, it’s hitting right on target.” Johann Schuster, MAN’s Body Builder Management Four different driver’s cab sizes: the compact C cab of the TGM on the right, the serial M cab of the TGS next to it. For longer hauls, the comfortable L and XL drivers’ cabs present a welcome alternative. 51
2/2018 Space and time for creativity: Scenarios for transport solutions covering the last mile were developed in a number of co-creation workshops. In our role as manufacturer, it behooves us to configure the transport of people and goods in a more sustainable fashion.” MAN CEO Joachim Drees Indispensable tool: coloured pens and pencils for the visualisation of new ideas 53
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