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From Local Jobs To Long-Haul Transport, The MAN TGM Offers Wide Range Of Uses

The MAN TGM is a highly versatile vehicle available in 12- to 26-tonne configurations with wheelbase lengths ranging from 3,525 to 5,775 millimetres. (Photo courtesy of MAN.)

MAN designed the TGM with versatility in mind. A fit for both medium- and heavy-duty operations, the TGM is well-suited for long-haul transport, local and regional distribution, construction and concrete work, agriculture and timber, firefighting and emergency services, refuse collection, street sweeping, and more.

The truck is lightweight, so it can handle larger payloads and support a wide range of bodywork. The frame features what MAN calls “a practical hole pattern” to help body builders and is pre-configured to handle auxiliary units, such as compressors and concrete pumps. It’s also available with wheelbase lengths ranging from 3,525 to 5,775 millimetres and in configurations ranging from 12 to 26 tonnes.

The TGM is ideal for a wide range of applications, including municipal services such as refuse collection, street sweeping, and more. (Photo courtesy of MAN.)

Cab Options

There are four cab options for the TGM, including a C cab, Crew cab, L cab, and LX cab. The compact C cab is highly manoeuvrable and MAN says it’s ideal for work as a skip loader, curtainsider, tipper, or crane truck. The crew cab features three-point safety belts and, depending on the configuration, can seat up to seven people. It’s ideal for servicing, utilities, emergency services, and more.

The L cab features a comfortable sleeping compartment and ample space for the driver. As one of the more versatile cabs in the range, it can handle everything from tanker operations to timber, building material, and refrigerated transport. The LX is a step up in terms of size and space, but it is also aerodynamic and has a lower unladen weight that MAN says makes room for larger payloads. It also features a multi-zone cold foam mattress and plenty of storage space.

The TGM can also handle vocational operations, serving as a tipper, concrete truck, timber and construction material hauler, and more. (Photo courtesy of MAN.)

Regardless of cab type, the interior of the TGM serves as a “practical driver’s workplace,” according to MAN, with a high-definition display, easy-to-reach switches and controls, a RIO box that serves as an on-board telematics module, and a newly designed cup holder with an internal spring to prevent spilling, which illustrates MAN’s keen eye for even the smallest details.

Powertrain Options

The MAN TGM is powered by a 6.9-litre D08 Euro 6 engine that ranges from 250 to 320 horsepower (184 to 235 kilowatts) while producing between 1,050 and 1,250 newton-metres of torque. The latest iteration of the engine, the D0836, features a plastic oil sump and fewer components, making it 103 kg lighter than past units and easier to maintain. MAN says it can also reduce fuel consumption by up to 5%.

The TGM makes a fine general work truck, like this model complete with a seven-passenger crew cab and ample space for equipment. (Photo courtesy of MAN.)

Although the TGM is available with Synchromesh and semi-automatic transmissions, the standout is the optional MAN TipMatic gearbox. The SmartShifting feature allows for quicker and smoother shifting, regardless of gear, to take advantage of the truck’s momentum on downhill inclines. It has upshift assistance that complements the electronic engine brake for improved hill climbing, as well.

The TipMatic also has several shifting programmes available to support varied applications. FLEET mode ensures that automated gear shifting operates uninhibited to maximise fuel efficiency, PROFI mode enables manual gear shifting, and OFFROAD mode puts the vehicle in a better position to handle challenging terrain. Other modes include Drive Performance for increased agility, COLLECT for refuse collection, and EMERGENCY for firefighting and emergency response.

There are four cab options for the TGM, including a compact C Cab, Crew cab, L cab, and LX cab, some of which are day cabs and some that have sleeper compartments. (Photo courtesy of MAN.)

Safety & Efficiency Technologies

MAN offers a large number of standard and optional safety features for the TGM, including electronic stability control, electronic braking, emergency brake assist, anti-lock braking, lane-keeping assistance, and a digital axle load display. The EfficientCruise cruise control system can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 6% “by proactively calculating the local topography and selecting the most appropriate speed at any time,” MAN explains. Another efficiency feature, EfficientRoll, allows for automatic gear shifting when rolling downhill.

The interior of the TGM features ergonomically located controls and switches, a full-colour high-definition display, and a rotary switch for the optional TipMatic transmission for choosing gear shifting programmes. (Photo courtesy of MAN.)

You will find hundreds of new and used MAN trucks for sale on Truck Locator, including a large selection of TGMs.

Posted On 27 July 2020
Category: Truck and Trailer News
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