Driving as economically as possible depends on shifting at just the right moment. This is most easily and comfortably done with MAN's TipMatic®, which enables either fully automatic or manual operation using the TipMatic® lever.
If the optional engine brake EVB is employed, the automatic gearbox shifts independently to the optimal gear to provide full braking power. This greatly relieves the strain on drivers involved in distribution traffic where more frequent is required. Drivers can concentrate on traffic - a clear safety plus. In addition, MAN's TipMatic® makes vehicle operation more economical by reducing fuel consumption and preventing damage to the drive train.
Simply accelerate, steer and brake - when loading, the driver operates the halt brake located in the control box in the nearside armrest, and neutral gear via pushbutton. Neutral activates the body hydraulics. Compared to automatic gearboxes, the advantages of this new series solution are its reduced fuel consumption and lower component costs.
More comfort and safety in off-road use – MAN TipMatic® with cross-country drive
We now introduce a new symbol on the rotary control of MAN's automatic TipMatic® gearbox for the TGX and TGS: Dx stands for the cross-country drive mode, specially tailored for driving on construction sites. MAN is also introducing a TipMatic variant for TGX and TGS all-wheel drive vehicles with 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 driveline concepts and Euro 4 D20 Common Rail engines that make comfortable, automatic driving also possible for demanding off-road driving.
When driving on hard road surfaces using position D of the TipMatic® lever, the driver benefits from the advantages of automatic gear selection. In demanding off-road situations, the driver switches to the Dx position. Shifting is avoided as much as possible to guarantee power on sand, in mud or on hills. If shifting is needed however, the gearbox carries this process out rapidly and based on its calculation of the driving resistance. The gearbox selects the most practical gear for starting, one with high engine torque, and maintains this gear as long as possible. The cross-country version of the MAN TipMatic® is also under development for the TGM.