All-wheel drive MAN lightweight trucks available up to 5.5 tonnes
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The MAN TGE range with all-wheel drive has been extended by dmc vehicles from 5 to 5.5 tons. New variants of the TGE are already ready for production — states the German manufacturer.
This month MAN extended its range of products to include individually configured all-wheel drive vehicles with a total permissible weight of between 5 and 5.5 tonnes. The drive system was developed in cooperation with the Austrian company Oberaigner. TGE 4×4 are designed primarily for use in the fire brigades, as rescue and technical vehicles, municipal transporters, construction vehicles, but also as agile campers and small vans requiring high load.
The Torsen differential is responsible for the distribution of the torque between the axles. „If the traction on one axle is reduced, a higher torque is automatically transmitted to the other axle”, as MAN explains in an official press release.
The basis for the adaptation with 4×4 drive is the mass-produced TGE with rear drive, twin wheels and the most powerful 177-horsepower 2-litre diesel engine with a maximum torque of 410 Nm.
All-wheel drive installation does not require raising the vehicle level, so the step height at the entrance does not change. Furthermore, the payload remains almost fully maintained, as the all-wheel drive system increases the weight of the vehicle by only about 30 kg.
For example, the TGE vehicle with a total permissible weight of 5.5 tonnes with a single cab, short wheelbase and 177 hp engine provides a payload of more than 3.370 kilograms”, as MAN points out.
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