MAN at bauma Medien Dialog 2013
Under the motto "Consistently efficient", the new Euro VI vehicles for traction transport are in the limelight at the MAN stand in Hall B4 at the bauma trade fair.
The fair, which takes place in Munich from April 15 to 21, 2013, sees the world premiere of the new, Euro-VI-compliant engines in construction vehicles, the new cabs with steel bumpers, the new crew cab and a heavy-duty four-axle tipper with a gross weight of 50 tonnes for operation in the mining industry. With its exhibits at Stand 209/307 in Hall B4, MAN provides evidence of its competence through efficiency in the construction segment. MAN construction vehicles complying with the Euro VI standard and combining economy with reliability await the customer. The sophistication of the proven MAN TGL, TGM, TGS and TGX series, in conjunction with MAN's continual innovation when it comes to construction vehicles, results in exceptionally good handling with safety at the highest level.
The new MAN TGS and TGX series have a completely new front-end design with a harmoniously integrated steel bumper. Similarly, the all-wheel-drive version in the TGM series is also equipped with the new steel bumper. Cus-tomers have responded very positively to the new interior design of the MAN TGL and TGM, whose on-road versions have already been introduced. It offers more comfort and functionality, thanks to the high-quality finish and easy-to-use instruments. MAN's appearance at the trade fair is rounded off by the presentation of the re-engineered crew cab for the TGL and TGM series. On the outside, it exhibits the new design of the Euro VI vehicles, while the interior is brand new.
"For many decades now, MAN has been a strong partner for the construction industry. With our reliable, rugged and economical trucks as well as our comprehensive portfolio of services we provide support to our customers in efficient construction logistics. We have continued developing the well-known strengths of the TG series in the traction segment for our new MAN trucks in the Euro VI version," says Anders Nielsen, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus AG. "This is why the motto for the premiere of the new MAN TGL, TGM, TGS and TGX at bauma 2013 is 'Consistently efficient'. I cordially invite international visitors to bauma 2013 to our stand so that they can see for themselves our expertise in the sector. With our efficient trucks, we offer the optimal transport solutions for the most varied of operations and for almost every region on the planet. Thanks to our strength in technical innovation as represented by the MAN HydroDrive® or the MAN PriTarder®, we continually set new standards in the construction-vehicle segment – and create real added value for our customers."
MAN will be presenting its MAN TGL with the new crew cab as an exhibit at the fair. This is an efficient truck with a big payload capable of carrying seven people plus material. The MAN TGM with all-wheel drive illustrates MAN's competence when it comes to carrying out a multitude of different operations. All-wheel drive and a wide range of facilities for attachments make this truck deserving of the appellation "efficient workhorse". The MAN TGS is the vehi-cle for dealing efficiently with the everyday routine in construction. The 6x4 version with three-way tipper body widely-used on construction sites presents the unique steering brake for optimal manoeuvrability, MAN TipMatic® off-road transmission and an engine-dependent power take-off for operating the tipper body. The MAN TGX is exhibited as a tipper semi-trailer tractor equipped with MAN HydroDrive®. For many years, this engageable traction has helped MAN customers do the job more efficiently. The big cab of the TGX series shows that MAN is also meeting the demands of those customers who expect maximum space and comfort in construction vehicles.
These exhibits are recognisable as Euro VI vehicles by their distinctive new fronts. Experts at the stand will explain how MAN integrated the complex Euro VI components in the vehicles in such a compact manner. The fifth exhibit is for the internationally expanding market in the mining sector: a four-axle MAN TGS. This vehicle is designed for a gross weight of 50 tonnes. Experts will be on hand at the Service Points to provide visitors with information on various different services.
"Consistently efficient" is the motto of MAN's stand at bauma, where the new Euro-VI-compliant vehicles for the construction industry and off-road operation are the center of attraction.
Striking design for MAN series with Euro VI engines
The interplay of the new lion in the chrome-plated panel of the radiator grille and the wide-open wind deflectors results in a new, dynamic design for the front end of the vehicles. Moving the upper edge of the front flap further down has now exposed the windscreen wiper cover for better visibility. In this way, the windscreen wiper cover's design in black serves to visually enlarge the windscreen surface. This change to the proportions of the front view contributes significantly to differentiating MAN's Euro VI truck. At the same time, however, the recognition value of MAN trucks has been preserved.
New lion dominates MAN radiator grille
Whether it's in distribution transport, on long hauls or on the construction site, across the board from Euro II to Euro VI engines, the new MAN lion has its prominent place on the chrome trim of the radiator grille. The lion, a traditional figure of world renown and symbol of MAN's strength, has undergone a significant revaluation. It now radiates even more agility and power. The three famous letters, MAN, also gain by the new design of the logo: they are slightly bigger and stand out more visibly from the center of the radiator grille.
In addition to being visually appealing, the new design of the vehicle front also takes the requirements of the Euro VI standard into account. The cooling-air inlets at the vehicle's front have a larger surface area in order to maximise the incoming air flow cross-section and hence to increase engine-cooling performance. The aerodynamic optimisations conducted on the A posts, wind deflectors and bumpers all contribute to improved routing of cooling air.
In the course of the new vehicle design, the rugged steel bumper - a typical feature of the equipment on vehicles operated by municipalities and in the construction industry - has also been given a new form. An integrated step makes it easier for the driver to climb up and clean the windscreen. The radi-ator screen has been optimised so that it ends flush with the steel bumper. Steel bumpers in all MAN series are in three parts so as to keep down the cost of repair incurred by replacing individual parts. The big cooling-air in-takes ensure the cooling of the engine under all operating conditions. In the TGS and TGX ranges, the number plate covers the front coupling jaw, preventing it from becoming dirty. When required, the number plate holder can be folded downwards.
Construction vehicles with Euro VI engines from MAN
Euro-VI-compliant engines are being introduced for MAN's entire range of products from TGL to TGS as well as TGX. MAN relies on an efficient concept comprising electronically regulated exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) and exhaust-gas aftertreatment employing a CRT soot filter system and selective catalytic reduction (SCR). To this end, MAN combines sophisticated technologies, matching them optimally to each other. The key technologies necessary for Euro VI - common-rail injection system, exhaust-gas recirculation, two-stage turbocharging with intercooling, diesel particulate filter and SCR system - have for years successfully been proving their suitability for practical operation in MAN vehicles. Cooled exhaust-gas recirculation has been standard on trucks since 2000, SCR technology since 2005. The developers' primary goal was to keep fuel consumption down to the recognised low levels of Euro V without loss of power or torque. This means that MAN can continue to offer its customers efficient and reliable vehicles for daily operation.
By comparison with the Euro V standard, Euro VI requires a reduction of 80 percent in NOx emissions (from 2 g/kWh to 0.4 g/kWh) and a reduction of 66 percent in particulate mass (from 0.03 g/kWh to 0.01 g/kWh) with effect from 2014. This is why exhaust-gas aftertreatment consists of an oxidation catalytic converter in conjunction with a closed diesel particulate filter as well as SCR catalytic converters and associated sensors. MAN positions this entire system, known as SCRT (Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology), com-pactly on the right side of the vehicle behind the front mudguard in the exhaust silencer.
Euro VI engines with outputs of 220 hp (162 kW) up to the current maximum of 480 hp (353 kW) employ a combination of two-stage turbocharging with primary cooling and cooling and intercooling of the boost air. MAN consciously bases its strategy on two separate rugged and reliable turbochargers that share the job of increasing boost-air pressure instead of a single more complex turbocharger with variable turbine geometry. The result is a very high degree of efficiency with input power delivered fast across the whole engine-speed range and a longer service life for the system.
The maximum torque of MAN's new Euro VI engines is available at low engine speeds across a wider speed range than Euro V engines. In the heavy-duty series, the 320-hp (235-kW) engine outputs a maximum torque of 1,600 Nm at an engine speed as low as 930 rpm and maintains it up to 1,400 rpm. The same applies to the 360-hp (265-kW) engine with 1,800 Nm, the 400-hp (294-kW) engine with 1,900 Nm, the 440-hp (324-kW) engine with 2,100 Nm and the 480-hp (353-kW) engine with 2,300 Nm. The Euro VI vehicles can thus show their teeth off-road while being economical in on-road operation. These two aspects are demonstrated in a particularly impressive manner at 440 hp, which in Euro VI is now delivered by the engine with the largest capacity, 12.6 litres.
In formulating its regeneration strategy for the diesel particulate filter, MAN also paid special attention to maximum operational reliability. Regeneration in normal operation takes place independently and automatically. This enables almost all the particles that have been collected in the filter to be broken down while the vehicle is being driven. The particularly large surface of the ceramic filter elements enables long filter service lives. The oil-ash residue that collects in the diesel particulate filter after several hundred thousand kilometres is removed by replacing the filter element during servicing. The vehicle's service interval calculator recommends the intervals between cleaning, taking into account the operating conditions and the continually monitored exhaust-gas backpressure.
MAN positions the Euro VI exhaust silencer on the right side of the vehicle. This means that the well-known ease of mounting bodies on MAN chassis is retained because, as in the past, no parts protrude above the top edge of the frame. As industry-specific equipment, at bauma 2013 MAN is presenting upswept exhaust pipes at the rear of the cab. This is important primarily for vehicles that run the power take-off while stationary as it considerably reduces the exposure of an operator next to or behind the vehicle to exhaust emissions. MAN stays light - the weight of the system increases by only around 150 kg for the MAN TGL with a four-cylinder engine and by around 200 kg for TGL and TGM vehicles equipped with six-cylinder engines. The Euro VI exhaust-gas cleaning components similarly add only around 200 kg to the unladen weight of the TGS and TGX.
Leading trade fair hosts MAN's world first: crew cab in Euro VI design with new interior for MAN TGL and TGM series.
bauma world premiere: crew cab with new interior for MAN TGL and TGM
A new interior concept for more comfort and functionality – this is the state-ment with which MAN introduced the cabs for the TGL and TGM series at the IAA 2012. At bauma 2013 MAN is for the first time showing the crew cab in the Euro VI version, which convinces with its high-grade materials. The new cab with its seven seats will be exhibited mounted on a Euro-VI-compliant MAN TGL 12.220 with a three-way tipper body. This vehicle proves how efficient it is in operation as a transporter of people and material. It demonstrates its efficiency with its big payload.
The interior cladding has been completely newly designed: brushed aluminium decorative trim, surfaces in grained plastic and satin chromed door handles reflect the premium concept familiar from upmarket passenger cars. The interior door cladding is made from washable materials and is thus easy to clean. Being able to remove dirt and dust quickly and easily from the cab is particularly important in the construction industry.
The MAN trucks in the light and medium-weight series now also offer the driver the same instrument panel that has become well known from the heavy series, whose quality is equalled only by its ergonomic functionality. The heating / air-conditioning control panel has been fitted with new control elements and a display. Even in the dark, the function of the rocker switches can be recognised quickly and correctly, thanks to the restrained lighting. This means that the driver can concentrate more fully on what is happening on the road. Controls for the electric window lifters in the front and the electrically adjustable external mirrors are now conveniently located in the door module.
There is a variety of storage facilities to keep the cab tidy and provide fast access to items that are often needed. A refreshment holder integrated in the door keeps bottles always within reach, while the center console has a cup holder. A specially shaped version of the dashboard ensures that cab variants equipped with a center seat offer the second co-driver more freedom of movement. MAN has optimised the ventilation and the air streams with automatic air-conditioning in the cab: the distribution of the air creates no draughts, a characteristic of the air-conditioning system that has already become very highly valued in the big cabs.
Both the new TGL and the TGM are equipped as standard with the MAN BasicLine CD player with radio and MP3-capable CD drive with title display. Speed-dependent control keeps the volume at the right level. The new MAN Media Truck (MMT) Advanced presented at the IAA 2012 is also available for the TGL and TGM series. Besides the combination of radio and satnav, it also offers other functions: the optional USB/AUX interface positioned in the center console allows the straightforward connection of an external audio source, such as an MP3 player. The 5-inch touchscreen monitor simplifies operation of the navigation device and provides a clear, informative view of the proposed route.
MAN has been producing all-wheel-drive vehicles for over 75 years and its competence in this segment is unmatched. Technologies such as MAN HydroDrive®, MAN PriTarder® or the steering brake are efficient customer solutions for the construction industry.
What characterises an efficient construction vehicle? The speed of transport and reliable traction in difficult terrain also play big roles in the construction industry. Engines with plenty of pulling power and a large pay-load are similarly important factors. Where optimum traction is needed, all-wheel drive gets the vehicles in the MAN TGM and TGS ranges moving. In 2012, MAN was able to look back at 75 years of experience in designing and producing trucks with all-wheel drive. This includes not only the various drive configurations but also the production of planetary axles with high ground clearance and the type of axle suspension and axle guide with leaf or air suspension.
Few competitors offer the choice that MAN does between engageable and permanent all-wheel drive. The 4x4, 6x6 and 8x6 vehicles have engagea-ble all-wheel drive as standard. Permanent all-wheel drive with length compensation and pneumatically engaged inter-axle differential is an option on these vehicles, on the MAN TGS 8x8 it comes as standard. Power is distributed by transfer cases developed and produced by MAN.
The great advantage of engageable all-wheel drive is that the vehicle's operational profile makes it equally suitable for on- and off-road use. The option of being able to run as a purely rear-wheel drive vehicle on paved roads makes itself positively felt in reduced fuel consumption, lower tyre wear and easier handling. A rotary switch makes it convenient for the driver to engage front-wheel drive when the vehicle is stationary. Here, the transfer case connects front and rear axles with each other by means of a dog clutch. The off-road ratio doubles the number of gears available when all-wheel drive is engaged. This eases the load on the driveline and enables the vehicle to be driven at low speeds when not on paved roads.
Permanent all-wheel drive provides maximum traction and a high level of driving stability during lengthy periods of driving on relatively level surfaces where the grip varies greatly. This is the ideal solution, particularly for coping with the exacerbated conditions of construction sites and in municipal operation, as well as for winter service and emergency organisations. Here too, an inter-axle differential lock can be manually engaged.
MAN HydroDrive® for a big extra helping of traction
MAN was the first truck manufacturer in the world to put an intelligent supplement to classic all-wheel drive on the market: the MAN HydroDrive® provides more traction and safety on demand when driving into or out of unpaved construction sites, on slopes and slippery roads. The engageable hydraulic front-wheel drive gives you the driving power to operate safely in these situations, forwards and in reverse. MAN HydroDrive® is a system of hydraulic motors installed in the hubs of the front wheels. A hydraulic pump flanged onto the gearbox output generates a drive torque of around 7000 Nm per wheel. Hydraulic lines transmit the maximum 420-bar pressure to the wheel-hub motors.
Representative of the outstanding transport efficiency attained by MAN HydroDrive® are the high-traction 4x4H semitrailer tractors, which operate with tipper or concrete-mixer semitrailers. MAN trucks are distinguished by their low unladen weight. As a roll-off and set-down skip loader, this version of the MAN TGS in conjunction with a steered trailing axle really makes its mark in terms of manoeuvrability, weight and traction. More than 8,000 customers have already been convinced by the advantages of the MAN HydroDrive® since its market launch in 2005.
When you're driving downhill with the HydroDrive® engaged, the sustained-action brake also acts on the front axle to stabilize the vehicle. The MAN HydroDrive® can be activated by merely turning a rotary switch, both while driving and under load – the driver can thus master gradients safely without having to stop. By comparison with conventional rear-wheel drive, MAN HydroDrive® scores top marks, weighing only slightly more. By contrast to a classic all-wheel drive, however, it saves several hundred kilograms. Neither fuel consumption nor turning circle is negatively affected relative to a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, while the design height similarly remains unchanged. That means easy access, low overall height, low center of gravity and optimum driving stability.
Manoeuvrable and safe off-road thanks to the steering brake from MAN
MAN offers a steering brake as special equipment for 6x4 versions in the TGS and TGX series. This enhances manoeuvrability and improves handling behaviour off-road. Selective braking of the rear wheels on the inside of the bend, depending on how far the steering wheel is turned, reduces the tendency to push over the front wheels when cornering. The system is available only from MAN and is activated by a button on the dashboard, preventing understeering at speeds of up to 30 km/h. Exclusively the Euro VI variant of the MAN TGS tipper chassis with 6x4 configuration and a 3,300-mm wheel-base is equipped with steering brake as standard.
Safe and efficient braking with the MAN PriTarder®
With the MAN PriTarder® the MAN TGS is equipped with a highly efficient primary braking system that is unique of its kind. On all-wheel and Hydro-Drive® vehicles in particular, the braking force provided by the MAN PriTarder® can be optimally used because it acts on all driven wheels – an advantage especially on slippery surfaces.
The sustained-action braking system is integrated into the coolant circuit and flanged directly onto the engine. MAN PriTarder® operates on the crankshaft. Its effect thus depends on the engine speed and even at low vehicle speeds it provides high braking power. In conjunction with the engine brake EVBec this water retarder delivers braking power of up to 600 kW. The MAN PriTarder® shows its strengths particularly in situations where heavily laden vehicles in construction-site operation have to be braked at low driving speeds. The maintenance-free system results in 64 kg more payload by comparison with an Intarder. Moreover, it doubles the service life of the service-brake linings. The MAN PriTarder® is integrated in the MAN BrakeMatic® electronic sustained-action brake management system. Its braking power can be conveniently applied at six levels by means of the steering-column stalk switch.
Compact and versatile – the MAN TGM all-wheel drive at bauma
At bauma 2013 MAN will be exhibiting a Euro-VI-compliant all-wheel drive TGM equipped with the new steel bumper. This MAN TGM combines the versatility of a classic equipment carrier with great manoeuvrability and optimal handling both on- and off-road. The exhibit represents greatest flexibility in everyday operation, because the tasks that have to done on construction sites and in municipal service are widely different and vary according to season: street and site cleaning, winter services, operation with cranes and general transport tasks. The MAN TGM 13.290 4x4 BL with single tyres on show meets all these requirements, in addition to having outstanding off-road operating characteristics.
The modern cab has a new interior design and is fitted with top quality equipment. It takes up to three people. With its short wheelbase of 3,250 mm it shows its agility on narrow construction sites and in winter service on streets in residential areas parked full of cars. Different types of equipment such as road sweepers or snowploughs can be attached to the front mounting plate. A remote-controlled loading crane is located behind the cab. The fittings and tanks required for the exhaust-gas treatment system as well as the tanks for diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid have been positioned by MAN's engineers so that the loading crane's hydraulic supports can be suitably located on the frame.
The 2.35-m wide three-way tipper body contributes to the compactness of the vehicle. Narrow access roads on construction sites or residential areas do not constitute a bottleneck. Depending on the task and the time of year, the loading platform can be fitted with a salt spreader plus tank for a deicing agent or a compact spray unit with a tank for up to 4,000 litres of fluid. An MAN TGM equipped like this can be operated all the year round: in winter, at temperatures below -5°C, deicing agent can be applied by means of a rear spray bar, while at other times of the year, water for cleaning purposes flows from the tank on the loading platform to the front road sweeper.
Air suspension as standard on the all-wheel drive TGM with its gross weight of 14.1 tonnes means that the loading platform remains at a constant height, irrespective of how much is in the spreader hopper. The spreading pattern thus stays exactly as it was set for the entire winter-service shift. All the hy-draulic consumers are operated via a single hydraulic pump in a so-called load-sensing system that occupies only a single power take-off. Low consumption, low noise, low wear - these three merits suffice to describe the hydraulic system, which achieves the required level of performance at low engine speeds. This new technology also enables the continuous operation of implements requiring high power inputs, such as front road sweepers.
MAN is displaying a heavy-duty TGS dump truck for gross weights of 50 tonnes especially for the mining industry at bauma 2013.
Mining produces huge amounts of overburden, waste rock and materials containing natural resources. These all have to be transported from where they were excavated to where they are further processed or to the spoil heap, often along steep, unpaved roads. Trucks are a more flexible option than mine railways or conveyorbelt systems and are considerably less expensive to acquire than articulated or heavy-duty dumpers. Dump trucks or rear tippers on three- or four-axle chassis are used for this purpose. The demands are big ones: hard, multiple-shift operation at the maximum daily delivery rate, the heaviest loads, off-road operation and extreme exposure to dust. That is why mining vehicles have to be very rugged with big payloads and powerful engines, while at the same time being economical to run. MAN offers various vehicle solutions from the CLA, TGM, TGS and TGS WW se-ries that meet the demands of mining companies.
Trucks have a wide variety of tasks to fulfil in the mining industry: minerals have to be moved between processing stations such as crusher, screener and mixer units as well as stockpiles and subsequently transported to railway stations or harbours for shipping. Reforestation of closed-down surface-mining areas and spoil heaps require huge amounts of earth to be moved. Depending on the weight and physical form of the cargo, the distance and the condition of the road, vehicles designed specifically for maximum transport load and speed are utilised. For these purposes, mining companies combine semitrailers and trailers to trains that can reach gross weights of well over 100 tonnes. In multiple-shift operation, these vehicles run almost round the clock. The companies depend on the ruggedness and reliability of their fleets. For many years now, vehicles from MAN have successfully proven themselves in the mining industry.
But the range of tasks for truck chassis in mining is much wider. For example, there are tank trucks that spray the haul roads to minimise the amount of dust swirled up and pump trucks for drilling sludge or for spray-seeding areas for recultivation. Heavy-duty platform trucks deal with the transport of machines and materials. Container vehicles are used as mobile workshops while tankers supply the mining machinery with fuel and personnel are taken to their workplaces on personnel transporters based on all-wheel-drive chassis. The climatic conditions make further demands on the vehicle configuration because strip mining is conducted from the Arctic to the tropics.
To cope with this diversity, MAN offers suitable chassis in its range of vehi-cles with the CLA, TGM, TGS and TGS WW series. The MAN CLA series, which is manufactured in India, comprises vehicles with gross weights from 15 to 31 tonnes equipped with engines delivering from 220 hp (162 kW) to 280 hp (206 kW), complying with the Euro II or Euro III exhaust standards. More powerful and offering more variants are those MAN series produced in Europe - the TGM, TGS and TGS WW: two to four axles, engines from 250 hp (184 kW) to 540 hp (397 kW), exhaust standards from Euro II up and gross weights from 12 to 50 tonnes characterise them.
In order to meet the stringent requirements of mining companies in terms of short downtimes, MAN offers service concepts based on local conditions, ranging to mobile workshop solutions for fleets of vehicles.
Tailored to the requirements of Chilean copper mining is MAN's exhibit at bauma 2013 - a TGS 50.440 8x4 BB. Chassis and body are matched to each other for this operation. In conjunction with a reinforced subframe, the four-axle rear tipper is designed for a permissible gross weight of 50 tonnes. The tipper trough has a capacity of 20 cubic metres. Floor plate and walls are made from highly wear-resistant steel.
MAN's engineers have configured the vehicle to carry out the tasks required in this sector: its powerful yet economical six-cylinder in-line engine is Euro-IV compliant and has an output of 440 hp (324 kW). The power generated by this engine is transmitted via an MAN TipMatic® automated transmission to the two driven rear axles with their 24-inch twin tyres.
Rugged and efficient trucks from MAN Truck & Bus meet the highest demands of markets outside Europe.
The differences in typical requirements from region to region are far bigger in overseas markets than they are in European markets. Amongst other things, these have to do with climatic conditions, the state of the roads or the great stresses on vehicle and axles in daily use. This is why MAN has the TGS, TGS WW and CLA series in its range of products; they are designed especially to cope with the challenging transport tasks outside Europe.
MAN TGS-WW – the premium truck for the toughest of operations
Particularly rugged suspension and frame components distinguish the MAN TGS WW as semitrailer tractor, chassis and tipper. For the most demanding operation outside Europe, the MAN TGS WW has been equipped with attention to the many details that have proven themselves in practice. These include a stoneguard in front of the radiator, radiators suitable for the tropics, protective grilles on headlights and rear lights, air intakes directed upwards with pre-filter, stone guards for the fuel tank or 24" tyres.
Whether it's two, three or four axles, gross weights of 19 to 44 or 50 tonnes, on-road or off-road drive, the range of choices is a big one. Customers can choose from three different design heights, hypoid or planetary hub reduction axles, and leaf or leaf/air suspension – in the product range of the robustly designed TGS WW, the efficient tool can be found for on-road transport in short- and long-haul as well as off-road on construction sites or surface mines.
MAN offers cabs in three different sizes for the TGS WW series: the compact M cab is suitable for work on construction sites and surface mines. It is also fitted on municipal vehicles or trucks operating in short- and long-haul transport. If the driver occasionally has to sleep over or rest in the vehicle, or if space is needed to store equipment in the cab, then the 400-millimetre longer L-cab is the one to choose. It has a comfortable 2,050-millimetre long and 750-millimetre wide bunk behind the seats. On longer trips, the high LX cab provides the optimal space for alternating between work and relaxation. And what's more, this cab has space for a multifunctional shelf or a second bunk. Both longer cabs, the L and the LX, have two capacious stowage compartments that can be accessed from the outside via big flaps. The driver can also reach the contents of the left-hand stowage compartment comfortably from the inside.
As far as power is concerned, operators can rely on efficient MAN D20 and D26 series in-line six-cylinder engines with the common-rail injection that has demonstrated its reliability thousands of times over. Depending on registration regulations, the TGS WW engines comply with the Euro II, III or IV exhaust-gas emission standards. The developers of the engines have taken into account that fuel quality varies, in particular that the proportion of sulphur in diesel fuel outside Europe is often higher (up to 2,000 parts per million). MAN offers engines with outputs of 360 hp (265 kW), 400 hp (294 kW), 440 hp (324 kW) as well as 480 hp (353 kW) and for certain applications, 540 hp (397 kW). In the Euro II and Euro III versions, the exhaust-gas treatment of these MAN engines does not require the additive AdBlue®. This makes the driver's daily routine easier. For compliance with the Euro IV standard, MAN uses maintenance-free SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology. Wherever a rugged chassis that meets the requirements of the Euro V or Euro VI emission standards is needed, in many cases the MAN TGS series fits the bill.
The engines are coupled with precise, comfortably shifting transmissions. The synchronised manual transmission has 16 speeds. Twelve-speed MAN TipMatic® automated transmission provides the highest level of shifting comfort. For off-road vehicles, the MAN TipMatic® in off-road mode offers a performance-orientated shift strategy with faster shift times.
At the IAA 2012, MAN presented the TGS WW for heavy-duty operation with a torque converter clutch. This enables 250 tonnes gross train weight. The driveline comprises a Euro-IV-compliant 540-hp engine, an automated 12-speed MAN TipMatic® transmission and WSK 440 torque converter clutch with primary retarder and auxiliary radiator. This makes it possible for the driver to execute precisely controlled and practically wear-free starting and manoeuvring with heavy loads. In automatic mode, drivers don't have to operate the clutch or change gears, so they are able to concentrate fully on driving with their heavy and oversized cargo.
MAN CLA – rugged and reliable, made by MAN
With its MAN CLA series, MAN is aiming at markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The MAN CLA is successfully operated in over 25 countries. These are extremely resilient two-, three- and four-axle chassis for a multitude of various usages as platform trucks or semitrailer tractors. Customers can also obtain complete vehicles via MAN, with tipper, refuse collection or concretemixer bodies. MAN rounds off the CLA range at the top with a four-axle tipper chassis for a gross vehicle weight of 31 tonnes, initially for the Indian market. This vehicle is especially suitable for heavy-duty work on construction sites or surface mines.
Reliable MAN components are the basis of the MAN CLA. With its robust chassis, economical engines and 20 and 22.5-inch tyres designed for poor roads, the MAN CLA covers the weight class from 15 to 31 tonnes. Day and sleeper cabs provide the driver with an ergonomically designed work-place equipped with air-sprung seat and optionally available air-conditioning system. MAN also produces the reliable six-cylinder in-line engines, renowned for their long service life, as well as the rugged, resilient planetary axles. Alternatively, hypoid rear axles are installed for long-haul operation.
Available engines range from 220 hp (162 kW) to 280 hp (206 kW). The engines comply with the Euro II and III exhaust-gas standards and can be run on diesel fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 500 parts per million.
Production of the MAN CLA takes place in one of India's most modern commercial vehicle plants, in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh. This plant delivers either complete vehicles with or without bodies to customers or CKD kits to the regional assembly plants for MAN vehicles.
Engines from MAN are installed successfully in machinery for the construction industry and raw-materials production.
The engines produced by MAN Truck & Bus at its plant in Nuremberg are installed not only in MAN vehicles. MAN Truck & Bus is also a successful vendor of powerful, compact diesel units for installation in construction ma-chinery and mobile cranes as well as in machinery for materials handling and environmental technology. Units for supplying power on construction sites and for surface mining round off the broad selection of products. The efficient off-road engines deliver a wide variety of outputs ranging from 150 hp (110 kW) to 1,200 hp (882 kW). They are distinguished by a narrow power increment, a steep increase in torque and a flat torque curve, thus providing the best prerequisites for a variety of customer applications. For off-road operation, MAN offers efficient four- and six-cylinder in-line as well as V8 and V12 engines whose modular engine and exhaust-treatment concept ensures that all usual exhaust-gas standards are met. Efficient operation in the most widely differing working machinery and construction machines as well as in sta-tionary power-supply plants on construction sites and surface mines makes itself noticeable for customers in terms of reliability and economical fuel consumption.
With the introduction of the TIER 4 final/EU Stage 4 emission standards by 2015, particulate levels and above all, NOx emissions will once more be reduced. In order to comply with these exhaust-gas limit values, MAN employs key technologies that have already been functioning reliably in commercial vehicles for many years. Depending on the series, externally cooled exhaust-gas recirculation or an SCR (selective catalytic reduction) system is used to reduce NOx and particulate emission. The modular concept for exhaust-gas aftertreatment developed by MAN has advantages for the manufacturers of vehicles and machines: the interfaces are identical, the engines are state-of-the-art and flexibly configured to meet market demands.