Full speed ahead and solid braking – even on the most demanding construction site terrain.
Above all, construction vehicles must be able to reliably travel off the road. When it comes to drive technology, MAN has three innovative solutions ready to go, depending on the application:
For occasional driving on rough terrain, when maximum traction with large axle articulation is required, the switchable mechanical all-wheel drive is the optimum all-wheel drive technology. With the permanent mechanical all-wheel drive, you are ideally equipped for frequent high traction requirements with less axle articulation. The all-wheel drive is available in 4x4, 6x6, 8x6 and 8x8 configuration. Power is distributed by two-speed MAN transfer cases.
The switchable hydrostatic MAN HydroDrive front-wheel drive briefly boosts propulsion in the event of increased traction requirements. MAN HydroDrive offers a payload advantage of 400 to 750 kg compared to mechanical all-wheel drives, making the hydrostatic front-axle drive ideal for road vehicles occasionally used off-road.
With the OFFROAD driving program tailored to construction site deployment, the semi-automatic MAN TipMatic gearbox ensures higher gear speeds and minimal traction interruptions on steep or uneven construction site terrain – for more power when it is most needed. If the truck does get stuck on loose ground, the rocking-free function makes it easier to move off.
Various components ensure solid, powerful braking in construction traffic: The MAN PriTarder continuous brake supports the engine brake and ensures enormous brake output at low and medium speeds. The TurboEVBec engine brake with PriTarder features high brake output even at medium speed, thus enabling safe and low-wear downhill driving.
Equipped with a hill-climbing brake acting on all wheels by means of compressed air, the driver can easily move off on a difficult incline without rolling back or slipping.
On loose ground or slippery roads, the ABS with selectable off-road logic improves the braking effect. Construction vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive also come with ESP, which constantly monitors vehicle stability.
When transporting building materials, every extra kilo is crucial, because the more you can load, the greater your profit.
MAN construction vehicles score points thanks to weight-optimised components with an outstanding payload balance. This is ensured by a lower unladen weight, which is achieved with lighter engines and consistent light-weight cab design without compromising on safety.
Compared to their respective predecessors, the D26 engine weighs up to 80 kg less, the D15 engine even weighs up to 300 kg less. The payload is further increased by integrating the TurboEVBec engine brake without a secondary retarder. This means more payload for you, so that you can notch up performance even more.
Making the hard work on the construction site easier: the new and robust MAN cabs.
The cabs of MAN construction vehicles are adapted to tough conditions. The compact width (2,240 mm) simplifies manoeuvring and turning in the tightest spaces. The distinctive steel bumper with protective guard for the headlights makes the front robust and less susceptible to damage. Individual parts of the vehicle front can be replaced easily and cost-effectively. In addition, the robust colour scheme in “Moon Grey” is ideal for applications in dirty conditions.
The stair-like steps next to the wheel cutout are clearly visible to the driver when getting off the vehicle and, in conjunction with a non-slip grating, ensure safe access and exit in all weather conditions. To reduce soiling in the cab, the grated steps are equipped with a strip edge. Moreover, the lowest, most damage-prone step allows for oscillating movements. When force is applied due to ground contact, the step returns to its shape.
Vehicle functions, such as switching on spotlights or the hazard warning system or activating the engine for tipping, can be conveniently activated from the outside. Operation is done via a control panel on the inside of the driver’s door. Choose between configuration ex works or individual layout.
The steering wheel offers an increased adjustment range for a personalised and ergonomic steering position. When parking, the steering wheel can also be pushed forward into a horizontal position, making access and exit a lot easier.
The MAN SmartSelect infotainment control system is operated safely and reliably by a rotary pushbutton control with integrated touchpad – thanks to the thumb-ball support even when driving over hill and dale.
Optimised side mirrors are located further to the rear, which not only improves aerodynamics but also increases the direct field of vision for the driver. Cockpit and dashboard have been lowered, which serves the same purpose.