Man shows tough solutions for mines and quarries at Bauma 2016
MAN will be showing the tough 6x6 TGS chassis from its WorldWide product family in markets outside Europe at the Bauma Expo for 2016.
The vehicles are optimised to meet quarrying and mining requirements, including extra large 24 R 20.5 tyres on the rear axle for extreme conditions. The MAN TGS dumper truck, designed for a gross permitted weight of 33 tonnes, is therefore ideal as an alternative to specialist vehicles such as the articulated dumper, which is significantly more expensive to purchase.
The trucks have been designed by the Munich- based commercial vehicle to cope with slippery road surfaces as well as climatic extremes, ranging from icy to high humidity.
The MAN TGS 40.540 6x6 BBS from the TGS WorldWide series is available for the toughest of transportation tasks. The combination of the three- axle towing vehicle with 540 hp engine, MAN TipMatic automated gearbox with converter- clutch unit ( WSK), leaf- sprung planetary axle and additional radiators for engine, gearbox, WSK and transfer case is ideal for gross train weights of up to 250 tonnes at maximum traction.
In icy weather, the heat retention function of the coolant, which remains active in neutral, has proven itself in Arctic climatic regions and in frosty winters. It ensures the operational capability of the vehicle in temperatures of up to minus 40° C.
Air intake as well as exhaust tailpipe are raised for rough operating conditions. A tough steel bumper is provided and tyre formats 325/ 95 R24 and 14.00 R20 can be selected.
Heavy duty equipment exworks is a tradition at MAN. Components such as two- stage trailer hydraulics, front register coupling, heavy- duty trailer coupling at normal and low mounting positions, sliding device for fifth- wheel coupling and support plate for swan neck can of course also be supplied by MAN with this towing machine.
The variant range includes left and right- hand drive vehicles and is available in emission categories Euro 4 and Euro 5.
The Euro 5 exhaust classification is increasingly gaining in importance in markets outside Europe. MAN is therefore introducing common rail engines from the D20 and D26 series for the first time to the TGS Worldwide series in this exhaust classification. These come from the D20 engine series with 320, 360, 400, and 440 hp. The D26 covers the 480 hp and 540 hp versions. All the engines are 6 cylinder in- line engines.
With six axles all pulling together and a gross permitted weight of 33 tonnes, the Man TGS is a relatively affordable tipper to operate in quarries.