MAN TGS on the building site

Travelling efficiently to get there safely

Reliability and efficiency in the transport industry can be guaranteed by preventing dangerous situations.

For this reason, MAN's top priority is the development of innovative safety systems.

Safety components of the MAN TGS*

Compensatory braking with ESP when the towing vehicle is understeered


Compensatory braking with ESP when the towing vehicle is oversteered


Compensatory braking with ESP prevents articulated vehicles from overturning or veering off course (jackknifing).


Further information on the electronic stability program

The intelligent MAN BrakeMatic® system, together with the Electronic Braking System (EBS), anti-lock braking system (ABS) and powerful disc or hub brakes provide superior braking characteristics.

Further information on MAN BrakeMatic®

The sophisticated MAN PriTarder® provides a huge braking power of 600 kW, even at a low driving speed. The maintenance-free brake system acts directly on the crankshaft and can handle up to 90 percent of all braking operations. This significantly increases the brake pad service life of the service brake.

The digital axle load display informs the driver of the current loading status of the truck. Pressure sensors record the bellow pressure on the air-sprung axles and the ECAS2 control unit converts the recorded pressure into axle weight. The main instrument display indicates the axle load on each air-sprung axle.

The hill-climb brake helps to make easier for trucks with a manual gearbox to pull away on hills. During the time when the foot moves from the brake pedal to the accelerator, a switch activation keeps the brake pressure constant and prevents rolling back.

This features comes as standard on trucks with MAN TipMatic®. Here, the driver simply needs to move his foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator and the vehicle will move off smoothly as soon as the torque required for the respective inclination and load has been generated.

When the optional steering brake is engaged, the inside rear wheels are braked depending on the position of the steering wheel. This considerably reduces the turning radius on loose road surfaces, e.g. in building excavations.

* This is a selection from our portfolio. Detailed information can be obtained from your sales representative.