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MAN Trucks come from a company with a long engineering tradition. Now, alongside Scania, MAN Truck & Bus is under the ownership of the Traton Group, the heavy truck arm of Volkswagen.
The company builds trucks from 7.5 tonnes GVW right up to heavy haulage versions plus a great deal of military trucks (for the UK as well). More recently, MAN has rebranded the VW Crafter van to become the MAN TGE van, available from 3.5 tonnes, completing their range.
The most common type of MAN trucks for sale in the UK are tractor units, with many kitted out suited to ADR pet regs. This expertise was inherited in the UK from MAN’s takeover of ERF who had a strong position in this market.
MAN Trucks were making things out of metal hundreds of years before trucks were even invented with a history dating back to 1758. However, the company adopted the name, ‘MAN’ as recently as 1908. About fifteen years before this, Rudolph Diesel famously invented – you guessed it – the diesel engine whilst working for the business.
This is some heritage.
The first trucks the company made were as early as 1915, seven years after the reorganisation and rebranding to the snappy title of ‘Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG, Augsburg’ (or M.A.N. for short).
MAN has been at the forefront of many technological firsts over the years. The early twenties saw MAN produce their first diesel engine truck with direct fuel injection. MAN was working on turbocharging for trucks and all wheel drive utility vehicles prior to the second world war during which it sustained major losses.
Bouncing back after the war, supercharged diesel engines were the next success from the workshops of MAN in 1951, whilst 1955 saw MAN open their truck factory in Munich.
The famous lion motif didn’t appear on MAN’s trucks until the start of the 1970’s when the company took over Büssing. This is how the ‘Braunschweig lion’ found its way on to MAN’s product logo.
At the same time, MAN entered into a joint venture with French truck maker, Saviem to sell their light and medium weight trucks. After the French deal cam to an end in 1977, MAN joined forces with VW for the first time which ran until 1993. This saw the cab from the LT range of vans used on a lightweight 7.5 tonner – to become the G90.
The start of the 1980’s saw the launch of the ‘90’ range of trucks with the G90, M90 and F90 – also known as the ‘FMG’ range with the F90 achieving ‘Truck of the Year’ status in 1987.
In the UK, we had the G-Series 6.90 and the 8.90 and later the rocket ships that were the 8.136 and 9.136
The G Series was replaced by the L2000 and M2000. Unhelpfully, the model range was never desperately prominent on the truck cabs and identifying which truck is which has proven difficult in the used truck market. Is an LE8.150 an L2000? (renamed from the LE in 1999 as were heading into the new millennium). Why did the M2000 use both the large and the small cab with the M2000L and M2000M? Not worth dwelling on this issue these days, as very few of these older trucks are available for sale in the UK – most of them will be sold for export and the precise model number will be of less interest.
The ‘TG’ or Truck Generation range was started with the TGA winning the Truck of the Year title in 2001. No shortage of cab types in the TGA – operators could specify sizes from L, LX, XL, XLX, and XXL.
The lighter-weight ranges had to wait until 2006 to get the new cabs that are the basis of today’s trucks. The new TGL and TGM light and medium duty trucks were visually modern and an immediate success. This coincided with the launch of the MAN common rail D20 diesel engines for Euro 4 use.
MAN stole a march from the Swedish manufacturers with the launch of their flagship TGX models with the 680HP V8 range-topper becoming the most powerful truck in Europe. The replacement for the TGA, the TGX is the high roof, flat floor long-distance truck, whilst the TGS is a lighter-weight truck more suited to local distribution operations, including 8 wheel tipper work.
MAN took an almost unique technical approach to the Euro 4 standard. Instead of using the ‘SCR’ approach favoured by most manufacturers, the company opted for EGR to clean the engines to reduce the particulate and NoX emissions. Read more about the differences here.
In summary, however, SCR uses Adblue to treat the exhaust prior to it entering into a catalytic converter, whilst EGR recirculates the exhaust gases into the engine. SCR is the more straightforward solution technically, but the downsides are truck operators having to buy and use Adblue in their trucks. With MAN using EGR only meant that operators buying MAN trucks did not have to invest in infrastructure for filling trucks with Adblue, hence their popular ‘just add diesel’ campaign.
MAN, like most other European manufacturers carried out a total range refresh to coincide with the strict Euro 6 emissions standards that came in for 2014. At this time MAN had to implement SCR alongside their EGR solution, so no more ‘just add diesel’.
The 15-litre engine became available in the TGX and TGS at 520, 560 or a whopping 640hp
To better compete with the likes of Mercedes-Benz with their full range of vehicles, MAN benefits from the ownership of VW with the introduction of a rebadged Volkswagen Crafter as the MAN TGE. Available from 3 to 5.5 tonnes GVW it meant that MAN was able to compete for business from customers needing a full range supplier.
February 2020 claimed to have “generated a new truck generation for the first time in 20 years.” Although the trucks looked very similar to the earlier models to the untrained eyes?
It was anticipated that MAN would have used the Scania cab (they are now both part of the Traton Group owned by VW). Instead they opted to change the gloss grill to a matt version and moving the lion around with the front bumper leaning a little on the Actros appearance. Oveall the new TGX cab looks slightly more streamlined and sporty.
Many changes to the interior and some nice design changes. There are eight different cab types with new versioning – it’s not straightforward:
GX, GM and GN (low roof) for the long distance cabs (in order of size) these are all 2.44 metres wide.
FM cab (2.24 metres wide) for TGL, TGM and TGS trucks – it is the same length and height as the larger GM, just narrower.
FN cab is the low-roof version of the narrow cab (so like the GN but narrower).
The day cab version is called the NN and MAN claim will typically be found on the TGS as a bulk tipper or mixer operation.
The CC cab is another day version but shorter than the NN – intended for use in the TGL and TGM.
Finally, the four door, crew cab version is the DN will be seen on the TGL and TGM.
In January 2021 MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd announced the purchase of the HRVS Group and, in so doing, acquired five dealerships located across Central England: Ripley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, Scunthorpe and Sleaford, as well as a customer workshop in Burton upon Trent. David Littlejohn, Head of Branches UK, MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, said: “We’re pleased to announce that the acquisition is now complete and the five sites are now an integral part of MAN Truck & Bus Ltd.’s wholly owned dealer network. MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd welcome five new locations to the UK wholly owned…>
The Myers Group based in Maidstone Kent has just taken delivery of four new New Generation MAN TGX tractors. Operating from their Maidstone base and throughout all Eastern and South Eastern UK ports the new 6x2 tractors, all with the GX cabs, join the Myers Group fleet of 72 vehicles. These latest vehicles follow two other New Generation MAN TGX tractors that went into service in December 2020. All of the new vehicles carry the recognisable Myers Group livery, with the Myers name above the windscreen sun visor and super-sized Myers “M” on the doors, however, in a twist from…>
Specialist scrap metal merchants and recyclers, steel stockholders and used vehicle parts suppliers T-Met Ltd of Northern Ireland MAN up with the arrival of their first New Generation TGS 8x4 hookloader. The Truck Buyer Established in 2000 T-Met Ltd has grown to become one of the largest recyclers and exporters of scrap metals in Northern Ireland. Their four fully licensed and strategically located depots, are capable of collecting and processing both ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals and End of Life vehicles (ELV’s). Through a series of continual business diversifications T-Met Ltd can also provide customers with a full range of…>
MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd have just announced the best truck dealers in their network with their 2021 Dealer of the Year gong show. The Awards held annually recognise and celebrate the achievements of the MAN Dealer Network; both the independent and company owned sites. Through a series of regular checks and measures those sites that have simply gone above and beyond, constantly delivering high standards across all business areas and outstanding levels of customer service and business efficiency, are singled out. Matt Squires, Director of New Truck Sales, MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, commented: “On behalf of…>
It seems to be on trend – launch a new range of trucks, then launch some significant upgrades just a year or so later. We saw it with Iveco, where the details of the revisions to the S-Way were revealed just as the first examples were hitting the UK’s shores. MAN has released some fairly major upgrades to their TG range of trucks this time around, including their OptiView camera mirror replacement, Over The Air (OTA) Updates and a claimed improvement in fuel consumption of 3.7%. “We know that our customers’ businesses never stand still, so at MAN we never…>
The MAN TGA is the last of the earlier series of heavy trucks from MAN. There are still plenty of used examples in the UK. The TGA is particularly favoured here in the UK as it also formed the basis of the last ERF truck to be made (MAN Bought ERF some years earlier).
Used MAN TGA Trucks
Serious UK truck buyers should consider the newer models from MAN - especially the TGX or TGS which were the replacements for the TGA.
The TGL was launched back in 2006 as a replacement for the L200 and the LE. Most often seen as a 7.5 tonner, the TGL is available from 7 to 12 tonnes - at which point the TGM takes over.
With a choice of two engines - the four cylinder 4.6-litre D0834 at 160, 190 and 220hp and the 6.9-litre 6-cylinder with 250hp available for use at 12 tonnes.
There is a choice of four cabs - the C is the short and low day cab, the L offers a little more height and length. The LX is taller still, whilst the crew cab has the same low height as the L cab but much more room out back.
Used MAN TGL...
Launched back in 2006, the TGM is MAN’s medium weight offering.
The TGM (medium) sits above the TGL (Light) and below the TGS (not sure what the S is about). Suited to rigid operation from 13 right up to 26 tonnes GVW it is available in 4x2, 4x4, 6x2 and 6x4 form. Often used in regional distribution, MAN’s reputation for engineering wins over many truck operators who are looking for a reliable workhorse.
Fitted with a 6.9-litre Euro 6 engine, there are currently a choice of three outputs: 250, 290 and 320hp
Many used examples for sale on these pages have plenty of life left in...
Search from a wide choice of MAN TGS trucks for sale here at Truckpages. MAN’s smaller cabbed sibling to the top of the range TGX, the MAN TGS is a fleet truck through and through. The TGS replaced in part the wide range of cabs from the outgoing TGA models. The TGA range was split in two – the narrower smaller M, L and LX cabs becoming the TGS and the wider cabs the TGX.
As a result, the TGS is typically used as a construction 8x4 tipper or hookloader, although can be seen in local, urban distribution set up -anything that needs a narrow-cabbed truck with a low unladen weight and...
The MAN TGX is the top-weight, long-distance truck from MAN. Solid engineering and subsequent reliability, the truck is more or a favourite with operators than drivers who would prefer to be sitting in a Swedish cab.
Launched in 2006 for Euro 4, the TGX replaced the ageing TGA and appeared for the first time alongside its smaller sibling the TGS. Major revisions took place for Euro 6 in 2014 and in 2020 for the 'Second Generation TGX'. Read more about the TGX Timeline below including details of the Euro 5 versions to buy and which ones to avoid.
Used MAN TGX Trucks
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