Children's eyes light up at the MAN Christmas truck
MAN TGX visits day nurseries and Christmas markets
The MAN Christmas truck is on tour throughout Bavaria up until Christmas Eve, stopping at many kindergartens, children's hospitals, Children's Villages and Christmas markets. As small gifts for the children, the large truck and festively decorated trailer is carrying gingerbread and little MAN Lion cuddly toys.
The job of driving the MAN Christmas truck is one of the most keenly sought-after volunteer jobs. Development engineer Georg Haselberger from Munich will be at the wheel for the first leg to Reichertsheim near Mühldorf am Inn. He then hands over to his colleagues, who will be taking the Christmas truck to many smaller towns and villages throughout Bavaria.
Apprentices from MAN Truck & Bus in Munich have spent the last three weeks fitting out the trailer and tractor vehicle with lighting. The trailer will be lit by approximately 200 metres of fairy lights, and more than 250 LEDs will illuminate the MAN logo on the radiator grill.
The tractor vehicle is a 480 hp MAN TGX in festive livery. In order that the truck reaches its destination safely and on schedule, even in adverse weather and road conditions over the advent season, it has been specially fitted with the MAN HydroDrive front-axle drive, which can be engaged when required. The Christmas truck then becomes a four-wheel drive vehicle at the touch of a button, which is very useful when manoeuvring in the snow.