CC Global: 2018 MAN TGS 41.420 8×4 – In Broad Daylight

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A red truck against a green background. Complementary colors, opposites of each other on the color wheel. This MAN stood out like a fire truck on an ocean beach, it just couldn’t be missed. Well, not by an enthusiast like me anyway, when walking by on a warm and sunny day.

That’s a traditional 8×4 drivetrain alright, common in the construction business for ages, all over Europe. Twin steer and a dual drive tandem at the rear, a sturdy and straightforward package.

Andre’s truck is equipped with a Hiab hook lift system and carried a dump bed, with solid covers, for the job at hand.

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One minor detail is already enough to identify this as a construction worker: the steel step on top of the left fender, for the shortest and cleanest route from the driver’s seat directly to the crane and/or truck body behind the cab (and vice versa).

There’s more of course. Like the heavy-duty, straight steering axles (hence the additional, lower step on both cab sides), the four super singles, skid plate, steel rear fenders and the amber strobe lights on the cab roof.

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With a GVWR of 37 metric tons (81,571 lbs), the truck is only three tons short of the weight limit for a long-distance Euro-semi. Not a MAN to be trifled with.

To this day, the truck maker has always had a solid reputation in the field of earth moving and comparable on-/off-road transport. A factory 4×4, 6×6 or 8×8 chassis? Kein Problem!

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These two pictures come from Weijers’ FB-site. With and without a container, also red against a green background. Not quite as warm and sunny though.