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Tailored municipal vehicles from MAN for customer-specific requirements

Tailored municipal vehicles from MAN for customer-specific requirements

As a prerequisite for the body manufacturer to turn an MAN chassis into a municipal vehicle, modifications sometimes have to be made beforehand to the frame, the cab or the power train as well as electronic systems in order to fulfil sector-specific customer requirements. This is precisely where the MAN Modification Competence Center comes in. The range of services provided by the MCC's specialists covers everything from individual consulting to quality assurance in compliance with the high MAN quality standards. This encompasses not only the specific measures taken, but also the entire vehicle. Here, MAN's experience as a vehicle manufacturer is utilised to coordinate the desired modifications. With this comprehensive service, MAN ensures that individual customer requirements are met with solutions that are technically perfect as well as economical.

The range of products includes amongst others changes to the wheelbase and shortening or lengthening the frame. Sector-specific jobs are, for example, the installation of hydraulic systems for use as municipal vehicles or the relocation of attachments on the frame for road sweeper units. Comprehensive services are offered for cab bodywork in order to meet the demands of municipal services. For example, mowing verges, excavating ditches or cleaning tunnels are all tasks that are performed with the operator of the machine controlling it from the co-driver's seat in the cab. A generous amount of glazing on the side, rear wall and roof of the MAN LX cab gives the operator a full view of the work area from his rotatable co-driver's seat.

The lengthening of the C cab for the MAN TGL and TGM ranges provides 27 centimetres more space inside. An item of equipment for the longer L and LX cabs of the TGL, TGM and TGS ranges as well as the XL cab of the TGX range that has been in great demand is a bench for up to four persons installed behind the driver and co-driver's seat. The seats fold up to give access to a generously dimensioned stowage space. Sliding doors on the driver or co-driver's side have also proven themselves, especially in narrow alleys or tunnel systems. All cabs for the MAN TGS can be modified to have sliding doors fitted.