Truck 

MAN helps keep county drivers on the road this winter.

Ringway chooses MAN Truck & Bus UK to meet contract needs in North Yorkshire..

Twenty MAN vehicles have been purchased by Ringway, which operates the highways maintenance contract on behalf of England’s biggest county, managing 2,300kms of priority roads and 2,100kms of priority two routes.

The 89-strong fleet now has 13 TGM 18.290s, three TGM 26.340s, two TGS 26.360s, two TGL8.180s – all powered by the latest Euro 6 engines and fitted with ECON’s low throw salt delivery systems.

Paul Price, divisional fleet and plant manager for Ringway, said: “We’re looking to replace an ageing fleet and put simply the MAN package repre-sented the best value for money bid for the vehicles.

“We chose a selection of different sizes because of the different terrains we have to cover as part of our contract with North Yorkshire County Council. There are some challenging routes and we will be using the 6x6s on those.

“One of the main benefits of the new fleet includes vehicle familiarity for the drivers and easier operation and maintenance of the fleet due to the con-sistent chassis and spreader type.

“The new vehicles demonstrate our continued investment in this important contract. Ringway fully appreciate the need to consistently deliver a high level of winter service.”

Paul Sharp, international key account manager for MAN, added: “Ringway are new customers to MAN.

“With the help of our local dealer North Yorkshire Commercials, we are very pleased that we were able to supply these vehicles based on the robust build quality and competitive overall cost of ownership and we are confident that the vehicles will prove their worth and reliability over the coming months.”

“We look forward to doing further business with the group over the coming months.”

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

Model: TGL 12.180 4X2 BB

Engine: MAN D0834LFL67, 4.6 litres, 4 cylinders, Euro 6

Power: 180 PS / 132 KW at 2300 rev/min

Torque: 700Nm at 1400 rev/min

Transmission: 6 speed manual

Suspension: steel front and rear

Wheelbase: 3600 mm

Plated Weight: 12000 kg

Model: TGL 8.180 4X2 BB

Engine: MAN D0834LFL67, 4.6 litres, 4 cylinders, Euro 6

Power: 180 PS / 132 KW at 2300 rev/min

Torque: 700Nm at 1400 rev/min

Transmission: 6 speed manual

Suspension: steel front and rear

Wheelbase: 3050 mm

Plated Weight: 7500 kg

Model: TGM 26.340 6X4 BB

Engine: MAN D0836LFL68, 6.9 litres, 6 cylinders, Euro 6

Power: 341 PS / 251 KW at 2200 rev/min

Torque: 1250 Nm at 1200 - 1800 rev/min

Transmission: ZF 12 AS 1210 OD MAN TipMatic automated

Suspension: steel front and rear

Wheelbase: 3875 mm

Plated Weight: 26000 kg

Model: TGM 18.290 4X4 BB

Engine: MAN D0836LFL67, 6.9 litres, 6 cylinders, Euro 6

Power: 290 PS / 213 KW at 2200 rev/min

Torque: 1150 Nm at 1200 - 1750 rev/min

Transmission: ZF 12 AS 1210 OD MAN TipMatic automated

Suspension: steel front and rear

Wheelbase: 3900 mm

Plated Weight: 18000 kg