MAN (MAN, abbreviated as Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nurnberg) is a German freight car manufacturer. The headquarters is located in Munich. The history of the company began in the middle of the 19th century. Two small machine-building companies, having united, created a single company “Machine-building plants of Augsburg and Nuremberg” (MAN). Rudolf Diesel himself collaborated with this company.
The production of trucks arose when MAN in 1915 released a truck under the license of one of the Swiss companies, and in 1923 the first MAN freight diesel car was released. Since that time, the company has been manufacturing only diesel trucks. The main products of MAN are medium and heavy trucks. The 2000 family of trucks includes three series: L2000 light trucks, medium M2000 and heavy F2000 trucks, which are widely used in electronics.
MAN trucks are in high demand due to their technical equipment, high quality, reliability and durability. Two-axle trucks of the L2000 series appeared in 1994. They are equipped with engines with a capacity of 102-220 liters. with. In addition, the buyer can choose any variant of the gear ratio of the main gear reducer, receiving a maximum speed of 80 to 130 km / h.
In 1996, the M2000 family of medium-duty trucks appeared, which includes 42 modifications. The cars are equipped with engines of approximately the same power as the light truck series, but in contrast, the M2000 cab is equipped with an air-suspended driver's seat with automatic adjustment depending on the size of the driver.
The liquefied gas uses the MAN-26.233FVLC chassis with a 6-cylinder diesel engine and gas cylinders, MAN-23.373NLC / LL for transporting lighter loads and Euro pallets, MAN-19.403FALT construction tractors with rear air suspension. Army trucks, well known in NATO countries, belong to two series: the light LX90 and the heavy SX2000, which recently replaced the outdated SX90. These cars are adapted to work in the most severe road and climatic conditions.
In 2005, MAN offered a wide range of freight cars and tractors equipped with new power units designed for promising standards for the content of harmful impurities in exhaust gases. MAN is one of the leaders among manufacturers of vehicles for the transport of goods of medium and heavy classes. The machines are assembled at the two main German enterprises in Munich and Salzgitter, as well as at several companies that make up the MAN corporation. Among them are Austrian companies Steyr and OAF, a branch of MAN AS in Turkey, the Polish Star plant, and from April 1, 2003, the British company ERF, renamed MAN ERF, is also part of MAN. In 2003, all the plants of the MAN group collected 56 thousand trucks, but the 2001 level (60.4 thousand) remained a record. At the end of 2003, the company completed work on a new family of in-line D20 six-cylinder diesel engines with direct fuel injection and a Common Rail fuel supply system that comply with Euro-3 and Euro-4 standards. In the implementation of the program of their release, 200 million euros were invested. In 2004, the first TG-A trucks and truck tractors equipped with these engines appeared in the MAN family, and mass production of new machines was launched in the second half of 2003.