Published on May 14th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
MAN Brings Its 41-tonne Hauling TGS 41.480 To Malaysia
MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MTBM) today unveiled one of its most robust TGS truck at the Malaysia International Bus, Truck and Components Expo (MIBTC) 2015. The TGS 41.480 8×4 rear tipper truck is especially targeted to meet Malaysian mining businesses’ need for a robust and economical transport vehicle that can navigate the rough off-road terrains in mines while ensuring maximum payload. The unveiling was officiated by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Syed Hamid Bin Syed Jaafar Albar, the Chairman of Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).
The 41-tonne payload truck comes with an automated MAN TipMatic Offroad gearbox that provides an optional gearshift strategy for off-road operation and transmit power to the planetary tandem axles with their 22.5-inch twin tires. A reinforced sub-frame allows loading up to the permissible maximum payload of 30 tonne and the high-torque six-cylinder in-line Euro 3 engine with up to 480 HP (353 kW) delivers powerful propulsion.
With an emphasis on safety, the truck is fitted with MAN BrakeMatic® electronic brake management and the powerful MAN Exhaust Valve brake. The electronic stability programme (ESP) is provided as an option.
Apart from the TGS 41.480 8×4, another truck displayed at the MIBTC 2015 was the TGS 28.440 6×2 prime mover truck, which is suitable for long-haul application. Also showcased is MAN’s comprehensive service programs aimed at reducing customers’ Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), which covers key cost factors of owning the vehicle throughout its life-cycle such as fuel, labour and maintenance among others.
Hartmut Mueller, the Managing Director of MAN Truck and Bus (M), explained that one of MAN’s initiatives to help customers to reduce TCO is the MAN ProfiDrive Training Program. By equipping drivers with better vehicle handling and economical driving techniques, the training can help cut back on fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent and reduce the need for constant vehicle maintenance.
The training not only covers practical driving skills but provides theoretical knowledge as well focusing on areas such as safety, economy and vehicle inspection and is applicable for drivers, fleet managers and vehicle transfer staff. Approximately 7,000 drivers participate in the ProfiDrive training program each year and the program currently has 123 trainers located in 32 countries.
“The continued development of the mining and construction industryis a positive sign for MAN. As the supplier of innovative and reliable commercial vehicles for a 100 years now, we are confident that MAN will be able to continue to deliver reliable, rugged and high quality trucks which guarantees value for money for the industry”, said Mueller.
MAN is one of the largest exhibitors at MIBTC 2015, happening at the Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) from 14 to 16 May 2015.