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Semi-automatic manual gearbox: MAN TipMatic

Semi-automatic manual gearbox: MAN TipMatic

At a glance

  • Comfortable operation
    Thanks to newly developed gear shift control located on the right-hand stalk switch
  • Outstanding economy
    Reduced fuel consumption with maximised driving comfort
  • Customised gearshift and start-up strategies
    Coordinated gearshift strategies for a wide range of applications

Gearshift functions for increased comfort, efficiency and safety

The MAN TipMatic semi-automatic gearbox reduces fuel consumption and increases driving comfort. Customised gearshift and start-up strategies, optimized for a wide range of applications, e.g. road, heavy-duty, off-road or emergency services vehicles, are perfectly matched to the driveline and guarantee efficient and comfortable driving.

Easy and comfortable operation

The gear shift control located on the right-hand stalk switch allows selection of both driving mode and driving programme. This allows intuitive and safe operation in the immediate vicinity of the steering wheel.

Rapid gear changes

The coordination between engine, clutch and gearbox allows for rapid gear changes. As a result, SpeedShifting allows for rapid shifting between the three highest gears (10th, 11th, and 12th), whereas SmartShifting combines fast shifting processes in all gears. Thus the momentum, for example on inclines, is maintained thanks to fast downshifts and fuel consumption is kept as low as possible.

Using the engine brake

The electronically controlled engine brake of the upshift support (HSU) handles rapid gear skips of up to three gears – especially on inclines. In the process, the intelligent software calculates the optimum gearshift speed using data such as the accelerator position, the vehicle mass and the calculated driving resistance.

Comfortable idle speed driving

Idle Speed Driving enables comfortable driving at idle speed – the driver can thus manoeuvre the truck precisely or easily go with the slow-moving traffic flow. After moving off, the vehicle travels at a low idling speed of around 600 rpm, without the driver having to press the accelerator. If the engine torque is insufficient at idling speed, the MAN TipMatic shifts down.

The load detection of the MAN TipMatic gearbox selects the optimum gear for moving off – depending on the load. Furthermore, the high transmission-ratio spread and the gradient recognition support excellent moving-off behaviour.

If your truck has ever become stuck in snow or damp, loose ground, the rocking function can make pulling away easier for you. It automatically selects the best gear to reduce the torque to the drive wheels, thus avoiding wheel spins.

Gearshift programs for a wide range of applications

The MAN TipMatic semi-automatic gearbox offers customised gearshift and start-up strategies – optimised for a wide range of applications

The MAN TipMatic FLEET gearshift program restricts manual interferences with the automated gearshift strategy, thereby ensuring optimal gear changes in every driving situation. Quick downshifting using the kickdown function is also inhibited, encouraging a driving style that reduces consumption and preserves the drivetrain.

The MAN TipMatic PROFI gearshift program allows for manual gearshifts to be carried out at any time, as for example quicker downshifting in kickdown. This allows experienced drivers to make the most of the vehicle’s efficiency potential.

The MAN TipMatic OFFROAD gearshift program is special equipment designed for driving off-road and in difficult conditions (e.g. steep uphill climbs). Manual gearshifts are possible at any time.

The MAN TipMatic DP (Drive Performance) gearshift program enables a more agile driving style on the road and can be activated if higher acceleration rates are required for a short period. This performance-oriented gearshift version allows for quicker gear changes and later shifting, thereby improving acceleration.

The MAN TipMatic DM, RM gearshift program is intended for precise manoeuvring at slow speeds, partly by slipping the clutch. Gear selection is limited to the first two gears, with the mode designed for short term use only.

The MAN TipMatic COLLECT gearshift program is intended specifically for use in refuse collectors (rear loaders and side loaders) which have longer stopping intervals and move off frequently. Start-up times are reduced by 25 %, which optimizes the duration of daily collection trips.

The MAN TipMatic EMERGENCY gearshift program cuts down gearshift times to improve acceleration. It has been optimised for use by emergency services, such as the fire brigade or disaster relief teams, when responding to emergency situations.

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