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Hi-Rail capacity MAN trucks arrive for unique operation

HMA Materials Handling, a specialist in manufacturing large materials handling systems, has taken delivery of ten new MAN TGM 15.290 trucks.

Penske Commercial Vehicles facilitated the order through dealer Hartwigs.

New South Wales-based, HMA Materials Handling took delivery of the bespoke vehicles that are uniquely fitted with hi-rail equipment so that the trucks can travel on both rail tracks and road.

On rail the units, which are 4x4, are driven through the rear wheels with the front wheel assembly lifted off the tracks so that the hi-rail assembly is engaged.

Equipped with a rear Fassi crane to transport equipment between the truck and track, the MAN units can carry up to six personnel in the spacious dual cab.

Don Meluccy, Regional Sales Manager, Penske Commercial Vehicles said MAN supplied into the various essential services segments such as power, infrastructure maintenance, mining support, and airport equipment including rail.

“Penske Commercial Vehicles and Hartwigs worked together to supply these bespoke units to HMA to meet the required specifications," he said.

“These trucks are extremely versatile and unique, and projects such as this one allow us to showcase the flexibility of MAN while delivering maximum safety for occupants and other workers in the vicinity, low whole-of-life costs, great fuel efficiency, and superior comfort," Meluccy continued.

“Feedback from drivers of the MAN TGM range is that it encompasses all the creature comforts you could need in day-to-day work.”

Dubbo dealership Hartwigs, was reportedly instrumental in ascertaining the key requirements to ensure that the trucks were specified correctly.

“We worked closely with HMA to ensure that the TGMs were delivered to specification within the required timeframe,” said Charlie Hartwig, Hartwigs Sales Manager.

“We look forward to a long partnership with HMA delivering MAN trucks for both on-and off-highway applications.”

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