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MAN for all Seasons | TRUCK REVIEW – MAN D38

Dave Whyte tries his hand at beating Chris Mullett when it comes to fuel economy from the big new MAN on the block, the D38 The market for line haul trucks in Australia is an interesting one. With the rise and rise of B-doubles, and more recently the bigger PBS combinations, some manufacturers have found themselves wanting in terms of ...

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MAN TIME | REVIEW MAN TGX

Can the selective use of technology improve driving ability?  PowerTorque has been closely following the MAN TGX, since it was effectively relaunched at the end of last year with the inclusion of the Euro 6, 15.2-litre D38 engine under the cab floor. What also adds to the interest is the first availability in our market of the ZF TraXon automated ...

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Location, Location | REVIEW CNQ TRANSPORT- MAN TRUCKS

Business is booming since CNQ relocated north to Queensland  Sometimes in life, and in business, a change can make all the difference. Since Graham Cooper and his family took up an opportunity to move their business from Tasmania to Brisbane three and a half years ago, their business has boomed. Graham is no stranger to the transport industry, and explains ...

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Big Red

Will the new TGX with the D38 engine be the catalyst for renewed interest in MAN? PowerTorque takes the first drive I have a long association with MAN, dating back to when the company operated out of a small office in Mascot, where it concentrated almost exclusively on all-wheel-drive drilling rigs for the mining and exploration industry. For a brief ...

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Future-Proofing – Char-Lee Haulage

Brisbane-based Char-Lee Haulage is adopting Euro 6 today as its best option for the future The decision to become an early adopter of new emissions technologies presents an interesting challenge to many fleet operators, especially when considering the lack of any leadership on the subject that was evident from the Abbott Government. While European legislation provides incentives such as lower ...

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MAN on the Run

Dave Whyte finds the German alternative of MAN is worth considering for linehaul work Given the recent adoption of MAN by Penske Commercial Vehicles, I figured it was a good time to refresh my memory on the MAN product. While the brand has a long history in Australia, its inclusion in the Penske group could be the key to the ...

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The Penske Experience

Dave Whyte finds out how Penske Truck Rental intends to establish a point of difference It’s no secret that the Penske organisation has made a big move into the Australian truck market in the last twelve months. Having bought the Australian division of Detroit Diesel, and taken over the import and distribution of Western Star, MAN and Dennis Eagle trucks, ...

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Picking your market

MAN helps the High Access Group elevate its business When it comes to providing an excellent base for equipment such as concrete pumps, cranes and elevating platforms, it seems that for reasons of tare weight and front axle capacities the European truck manufacturers pretty much have that area to themselves. High Access Group was established in 2004, commencing with just ...

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Big MAN Downunder

With 15 litres and 640 hp there’s a brighter future ahead for the MAN brand. The MAN brand has been a long-time player in the Aussie transport game. While the parts and support may have let some operators down in the early days, the implementation of a good parts and support network through the Western Star dealer network has seen ...

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The Big MAN

Competition hots up amongst the Europeans with MAN offering 15.2 litres and 640 hp. Every two years the massive IAA exhibition centre in Hannover is the centre for excellence when it comes to trucks and transport of all shapes and sizes. For 2014, one of the star attractions was from German manufacturer MAN as it presented its flagship TGX with ...

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