A variety of transport tasks are arising in agricultural business and for contracted hauliers. Thanks to their high payload at a gross train weight of 40 or 38 tonnes, low fuel consumption and typical high driving speed of 89 km/h, trucks are gaining ground in the transport chain between farm, field and warehouse.
At this year’s AGRITECHNICA trade fair, taking place from 12 to 18 November in Hannover, MAN will be presenting an agricultural truck, based on a MAN TGS semitrailer tractor, alongside the engines for installations developed by MAN Engines, at Stand C45 in Hall 16. The 500 hp all-wheel drive tractor unit will win over potential customers with its industry-tailored configuration: approval for use as an agricultural or forestry tractor unit, load-sensing hydraulic system on the PTO on the flywheel side, various trailer couplings and wide, soil-friendly agricultural tyres (445/65R22.5 at the front and 600/50R22.5 at the rear). The advantage of the MAN agricultural semitrailer tractor concept lies in the combined street and field use as well as the fact that it can be used all year round. Once farming operations and harvest time have come to an end, you need only exchange the semitrailer and the tyres to be able to use this MAN truck for construction transportation and as a snow-plough vehicle during the winter.
Reminiscing about days gone by: tractor production ended at MAN in 1963. The MAN TGS 18500 4×4 BL trade fair exhibit bears the original MAN green (MAN-GRUEN – M107) paint and light ivory-coloured rims that were typical of MAN tractors.