The 16-gear gearbox with ServoShift system is comfortable to use and highly accurate. It is easy to shift and has short shifting distances. Changing gears with the fully automatic 12-gear MAN TipMatic® gearbox is extremely smooth. The clutch pedal has been removed and there is no need to engage the clutch or change gears manually. Furthermore, economical driving in automatic mode reduces fuel consumption. Gears can also be changed manually using a touch-action lever, if desired. The optional off-road mode has been specially tailored to heavy-duty traffic and makes driving on rough terrain in automatic mode more comfortable.
Improved efficiency: MAN TipMatic® – including off-road driving
The twelve-speed MAN TipMatic® semi-automatic gearbox creates a perfect synthesis of comfort and efficiency. The gearbox can be operated effortlessly either fully automatically or manually using the touch-action lever on the steering wheel. The clutch pedal has been removed and no gear stick is required. The driver is not distracted and can fully concentrate on the road. The kick-down function guarantees optimum ride dynamics.
The MAN TipMatic® with cross-country drive mode has been specifically designed for use on building sites and mining sites. It allows the MAN TGS WW to drive off-road comfortably in automatic mode. The gear shifting strategy with faster shifting times is key here. The selected gear is engaged for as long as possible to prevent the driver from having to continuously shift gears while driving at virtually the same speed. A higher torque is therefore available on start-up. The faster opening and closing of the clutch also makes it easier to rock free a truck that has become stuck.
The ZF torque converter clutch (WSK440) combined with a ZF TC-Tronic®, which can move a gross combined weight of up to 250 tonnes, has been specially designed for international heavy-duty transport.
All-wheel drive for everyday driving
The MAN TGS WW with permanent or selectable all-wheel drive is brought into action wherever maximum traction is required. The two-gear MAN distributor gearbox with on-road and off-road gears distributes power evenly.
All-wheel drive vehicles also boast AP axles with good ground clearance, differential locks, hub brakes and stabilisers.
EVB engine brake
All engines are fitted with the wear-free EVB engine brake as standard. This system increases engine braking power by up to 60 percent more than a normal exhaust throttle flap. The engine brake lengthens the service life of the brake pads and significantly increases continuous braking power, thereby improving the active safety of the truck and the driver.
Stone guard on the radiator grille
Stone guards on the radiator protect it when driving on stony, unsurfaced tracks. Protective grilles on the headlights, rear lights and on the fuel tank also improve the safety of the TGS WW, especially on rough terrain.