For the first time at the IFAT – MAN TGE
For the first time at an industry trade fair, MAN is exhibiting a municipal vehicle from the TGE series. A retaining device for the snow plough and a gritting attachment on the loading area demonstrate its suitability for winter service. Municipal authorities and contractors involved in refuse collection and road maintenance will find the right vehicle for their diverse range of tasks in the wide-ranging TGE product portfolio. With box-type vans, glazed combi vans and chassis, MAN provides a wide range of cab types. You can choose between two wheelbases, three overhangs and three roof heights. There are single cab and crew cab options available for the chassis. With the corresponding configuration, a maximum payload of 1.5 tonnes is permitted with 3.5-tonners and with box-type vans, a maximum cargo compartment volume of 18.4 cubic metres is permitted. The entry-level vehicle in the MAN TGE series has a permissible gross vehicle weight of 3.0 tonnes. The upper end of the weight class is 5.5 tonnes with a rear axle fitted with twin tyres. The wide variety of variants enables you to be able to choose the drive. Depending on the permissible gross vehicle weight, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are all possible. When developing engines, the focus was placed on efficiency and robustness. The 1968 cm³ large 4-cylinder diesel engine is available in four power outputs from 102 hp to 177 hp.
New MAN D08 engine for the TGL and TGM series
MAN is equipping the TGL and TGM series with a new engine from the D08 engine series. The drive unit, which is available with four and six cylinders, is characterised by only using SCR exhaust gas aftertreatment. The range of D0834 four-cylinder engines with 4.6 litre displacement starts at 160 hp and 600 Nm maximum torque. The other power outputs are 190 hp with 750 Nm and 220 hp with 850 Nm. The four-cylinder version is only fitted in the MAN TGL.
With 6.9 litre displacement, the D0836 six-cylinder variant with 250 hp and 1050 Nm is the most powerful engine for the MAN TGL, and also the entry-level version for the MAN TGM. Other variants have 290 hp and 1150 Nm, as well as 320 hp and up to 1250 Nm maximum torque.
SCR exhaust gas aftertreatment technology and higher combustion temperatures in all D08 engines ensure fuel efficiency improved by three to five percent. The entire series is, depending on the power output, up to 103 kg lighter thanks to a less complex structure. The balance in payload, reliability and engine service life all benefit from this simplified construction. The Euro 4 and Euro 5 versions have high sulphur tolerance and can therefore be used worldwide, even in countries with a high sulphur content of up to 2000 ppm in diesel. The simpler structure of the exhaust gas cleaning system allows Euro 6 vehicles to be converted for secondary marketing in countries where the Euro 5 or Euro 4 standard applies. All new D08 Euro 6c engines can be operated without subsequent conversion using synthetic biodiesel fuel as per EN 15940. Another advantage is the extended engine oil change interval. When using oils that MAN has approved, this interval is now up to 80,000 kilometres, depending on the vehicle usage.
Reworked – optimised interior for MAN TG series
The new interior of the entire TG series is even more practical and user-friendly. Design, functionality and ergonomics are the focus.
On the main instrument panel there is a clearly structured 4” high-resolution colour screen. Its different-coloured displays aid readability and orientation. This means that any warning messages or further information catch the eye even more quickly. The central panel of switches and operating panel also display the restructured functionality. Related switches are organised into groups to ensure more intuitive handling, and frequently used functions, such as the rotary switch for the MAN TipMatic automated gearbox, are now located in this main operating panel. The new switching and operating concept will be identical in all MAN truck series in the future.
The redesign also provides extra space between the seats and in front of the bed. The coolbox or storage box (which is now completely hidden under the bed in the long variant of cabs) also contributes to this. The coolbox has increased to 35 litres capacity here; a rapid cooling function and quiet hibernation mode are also included. Alternatively, a large closed storage compartment can be provided here.
Safety first with refuse collectors – the three-axle MAN TGS
MAN TGS refuse collector vehicles are popular. This includes the exhibited MAN TGS 26.360 6×2-4 BL with a rear loader assembly. The steered and liftable trailing axle with a 7.5 tonne load capacity takes the weight of heavy bulk material on the vehicle rear. Vehicles very often have to manoeuvre in reverse to the loading point during collection services. The reversing restriction introduced in 2016 in DIN 1501 must be observed here with the rear loader. It implements the safety measures relating to the use of the rear standing platforms by the refuse collectors. Until now there was the danger that passengers jumping off could stumble or be run over during reversing. If the reverse gear is now engaged on the TipMatic selector switch while the standing platform is occupied, the vehicle remains stationary in order to ensure that the vehicle does not roll back. Depending on the equipment, the halt brake is automatically activated or the engine is turned off.
Manoeuvring, reversing and short trips from loading point to loading point in densely built-up residential areas where there are lots of parked vehicles require a high degree of attention from the driver. In the exhibition vehicle, MAN is presenting various systems that will help the driver gain a panoramic view.
The ViSy rear area monitoring system uses innovative 3D sensors to identify the positions and movements of objects behind and next to the vehicle. Depending on the system’s analysis, an acoustic warning signal sounds, a visual indicator is displayed on the screen built into the dashboard or emergency braking is initiated as a precaution.
An aerial view system provides a 360-degree panoramic view. For this purpose, the video images from four wide-angle cameras are merged into one image and shown on a monitor in the cab.
Some truck exhibits at the MAN stand have a camera-based system for displaying the vehicle’s surroundings on the poorly visible right-hand side of the vehicle, in order to detect critical situations early when turning or manoeuvring. In addition to the rear-view mirror, this should aid the driver to see the area next to the vehicle using a monitor affixed to the right A-pillar in the cab or the screen in the dashboard. MAN can install this upon customer request.
Safety means more than just mounting the systems used for displaying surroundings being shown at this trade fair exhibit. MAN is equipping its chassis with a new generation of safety systems. These are the LGS lane departure system, the EBA2 advanced emergency braking system and the ESS emergency braking signal. The Lane Guard System (LGS) monitors the vehicle position on the road from a speed of 60 km/h, and warns the driver if they inadvertently drive over the lane marking. The EBA2 (Emergency Brake Assist) advanced emergency braking system installed in MAN vehicles already easily fulfils the Level 2 intensified legal requirements, which will apply to newly registered vehicles from November 2018. In addition to the brake lights, the emergency stopping signal (ESS) activates the hazard warning lights with an increased flashing frequency (emergency brake hazard warning light) in the event of an emergency braking manoeuvre, and therefore signals the emergency situation to the traffic behind.
A dark-grey colour scheme with the name “Urban Concrete”, which can optionally be ordered for the lower area of the interior, is quite resistant to dirty hands or work clothing.