MAN measures up for specialist drains service

MAN TGS 26.500 6x2 rigid cleans up with bespoke equipment

Leading truck manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus UK has provided Northern Ireland's drain cleaning experts Contract Services Dgn Ltd with a new TGS 26.500.

The new truck will replace an older model and has been fitted out with bespoke spec equipment to lead the drain cleaning operation of the Dungannon-based firm.

Director Patrick McKenna explained: "We had an MAN that needed replacing and again, when we looked at all the different specs and offerings, it was the MAN that offered the best PTO for the job.

"It has been fitted out in Germany with specialist drain cleaning equipment that allows it to recycle the water from the drains to continue the cleaning process using that.

"The new MAN TGS is an upgraded version of our old vehicle and we are looking forward to getting six or seven years of service from it too."

Brian Beattie, area sales manager for MAN, said: "The truck is very impressive. The specialist equipment has been supplied and built by a German company to meet the specifications required by Contract Services, and it was fantastic that the TGS met the rigorous conditions imposed on it for the drain cleaning service.

"The vehicle is unique and will be leading the way in Contract Services drain clearing operations throughout Northern Ireland."

Vehicle details

Model: TGS 26.500 6x2-2 BL

Cab: M Day

Engine: D2676 - 6 cylinder

12.4 litre

Power: 500hp at 1800 rpm

Torque: 2500Nm at 930 - 1350 rpm

Gearbox: MAN 16 Speed manual

Suspension: Steel/Air

Wheelbase: 4200 mm

Plated weight: 26000kg GVW