The MAN PriTarder® – a combination of the powerful EVBec engine brake and the water retarder – is optionally available for all TGX/TGS D20 engines and convinces with its efficient, economical braking (optional extra).
Unlike conventional retarder systems, the MAN PriTarder® uses water from the engine's cooling circuit and doubles motor braking performance. With braking power of up to 600 kW, which is almost constantly available in a speed range between 10 and 90 km/h, MAN's maintenance-free PriTarder® is not only an additional safety component, but also enables higher average speeds. A further advantage of the MAN PriTarder® is the doubling of brake lining service life.
The characteristics of MAN's PriTarder® make it especially beneficial for vehicles involved in local transport or construction, normally areas in which only lower or medium speeds are driven. In addition, because it is approximately 40 kilograms lighter than conventional oil retarder systems, it is very suitable for use in load-intensive tank silo transport.
The MAN PriTarder® can be perfectly combined with MAN's automatic MAN TipMatic®gearbox, which automatically downshifts during braking. The system is completely integrated into MAN's intelligent electronic MAN BrakeMatic® braking management system.