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MAN makes light work of heavy recovery work

MAN makes light work of heavy recovery work

Leading truck manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus UK has supplied recovery experts Lantern Recovery with a top-spec MAN TGX 26.560 6×4.

It will be going in to operation as a commercial vehicle recovery unit largely covering London and the Home Counties.

James Miles Ogden, head of business development at Lantern, said: “We run a fleet of between 150 and 200 trucks and other vehicles and we are impressed with the marque – all the MAN vehicles we have return good economy.

“This vehicle, with its D38 engine, will be used for accident and breakdown recovery work for anything from 7.5  tonnes upwards and will be operating largely around London and the Home Counties, although we will provide the service wherever it is needed.

“Our experience with MAN has been positive and we certainly plan to continue our relationship with them.”

John Reynolds, MAN sales executive, added: “With an average of 300,000 vehicle movements a year, including recovery and bulk moves, Lantern Recovery needs a fleet that is both reliable and efficient, and it knows that is what MAN offers.

“The new MAN TGX 26.560 will tow up to 90 tonnes and the truck with its XXL cab and leather seats it will provide a comfortable service to drivers who are facing the inconvenience of needing roadside assistance from Lantern Recovery.”

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Vehicle details:

Model                          TGX 26.560 6×4 BL

Cab                             XXL Slp cab

Engine                         D3876LF 6 cylinder

15.2 litre

Power                          560hp at 1800 rpm

Torque                         2700Nm at 900 – 1380 rpm

Gearbox                      Tipmatic 12 speed + Intarder

Suspension                 Steel/Air

Wheelbase                  5100mm

Plated weight              44000kg GTW

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