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Chimneys on the horizon spit white clouds into the bright blue sky. "That's where we're heading," says Christian Faltlhauser, smiling whilst driving a fully loaded truck. The 51-year-old is himself a farmer and is transporting sugar beet for a conglomerate of farmers. From September to mid-January, that's how long the sugar beet campaign lasts, he drives back and forth between the farmers' fields and the Südzucker factories. He uses a MAN TGS agricultural truck to effortlessly move the tons of heavy crop from the fields to the sugar factory 120 kilometres away. Today it is the turn of the last load from Erding.



Faltlhauser welcomes his colleagues Anton Wenhart and Franz Eder on farmer Anton Reich's field as the Bavarian duchy town of Erding is still sleeping. The first rays of sun flash on the horizon. The air is clear. The sweet tubers have been lying here in a so-called clamp since November. This special form of storage involves the tubers being placed in heaps on the ground to await loading. Anton Wenhart is responsible for this. Since 1992, he has been controlling the loading mouse, which is what farmers affectionately call the machine used to clean sugar beet and transport it into the back of the truck. Faltlhauser parks the MAN TGS parallel to it, Franz Eder is directly behind with the next MAN agricultural truck. Loud chatter interrupts the silence of the morning.

Centimetre by centimetre the loading mouse slides under the piles of beet. The beets dance up and down on the rotating metal rollers, earth remnants trickle down until the brown roots fall into the back of the truck with a dull thump. "The less soil that lands in the truck, the more harvest the drivers can transport per load," explains Martin Haindl, managing director of Maschinen- und Betriebshilfsring Erding e.V. This machinery conglomerate includes 120 sugar beet growers who joined forces and have been sharing six MAN agricultural trucks and the loading mouse for almost 28 years. "This makes the best use of vehicles and machines and allows farmers to share the cost of the equipment," says Haindl. "We'll drive around 110,000 kilometres with each truck in the five-month campaign," adds Faltlhauser, who as chief driver is responsible for maintenance of two of the six MAN trucks. Some of the vehicles are going through their tenth campaign and still drive reliably despite the high workload. That is why in 2017 the farmers again decided on a MAN TGS, with which Faltlhauser is now ending its third campaign.

Well versed Anton Wenhart (left), loading mouse operator, and truck driver Christian Faltlhauser (right) have been working together for over 25 years. They require just under ten minutes for loading because every step is well practised.

The chief drivers plan coordination of the vehicles and their pick-ups even before the season starts. More than seventy farmers transport their beet to the sugar factory in three shifts a day. Where paper and pen were used in the past, a digital system makes work easier today. With "farm pilot", which Südzucker AG makes available to all sugar beet drivers, Faltlhauser can view the routes on the tablet in the truck. This system also benefits the farmers: they know when the drivers are loading their crops and can track in real time how much they weigh when unloading at the factory.

The white MAN TGS turns the corner and drives toward the entrance of the Südzucker factory. Christian Faltlhauser has now travelled almost 120 kilometres, passing the airport in Munich and heading toward Donauwörth until reaching Rain am Lech. A sweet, earthy smell hangs in the air. The driver welcomes the gatekeeper, she smiles and waves him through to the first stop in the factory: the scales. The monitor on the scales shows 40,340 kilograms. He confirms the total weight of the loaded truck via the transponder in the cab and drives to the next station. Two employees on a rise a few meters away are already waiting for the next delivery. Stop, wait, and continue driving as soon as the light turns green. In the meantime, the employees take a sample and test the beet's sugar content. This data is also recorded in "farm pilot".

Unloading, An employee controls the water pipe above the rear of the truck during wet unloading and swings it back and forth until the last sugar beet has fallen out into the water shaft.

Climate-induced fluctuations in yield, rising energy and salary costs, high productivity pressure, dropping prices - the agricultural industry faces many challenges. Reliable, high-traction, environmentally sustainable and gentle on the ground - MAN trucks help you to efficiently master operations between the field and the processing plant.

To increase your profits even further, we offer specific equipment which makes it possible to operate your MAN truck as an LOF (land or forest tractor vehicle) and benefit from numerous privileges and financial advantages.

Vehicles for agricultural applications have to be sure-footed in the field as well as on the road. Growing businesses and ever increasing transport distances to the processing plants mean that agricultural trucks nowadays spend more time on the road than in the filed.

Highly manoeuvrable on all terrain in the field, fast and confident on the road. To ensure that you can always stay sure-footed on all terrain, MAN agricultural vehicles are optionally available with permanent or switchable all-wheel drive or the innovative MAN HydroDrive front-wheel drive which provides you with additional traction at the touch of a button. In addition, the off-road function of the MAN TipMatic gearbox improves the off-road characteristics of your MAN truck. Easy manoeuvrability in tight spacial conditions is ensured by the MAN turning brake, a unique feature in the vehicle class. It brakes the rear wheels on the inside of the bend and thus reduces your bend radius.

MAN trucks support organic farming with fuel efficient and low-emission engines. For an especially clean harvest, you can use biodiesel with our latest generations of engines. In classic diesel operation, you can still save up to 5% of fuel costs. This is made possible by the new, one-stage turbo charger, which combines optimum power delivery with increased efficiency.

MAN trucks help you bring in your harvest with as little strain on the ground as possible. Thanks to a combination of reduced-weight chassis, engines and drives, MAN trucks are among the lightest on the market. In addition, the axles and the suspension are adjusted in such a way that they ensure high ground clearance and are thereby gentle on your soil. The wide tyres of MAN agricultural vehicles offer more contact surface and ensure that axle and wheel loads are distributed evenly.

The tyres are able to meet the various requirements placed on them: the low level of pressure they exert on the ground means they look after country lanes and productive land, their V-profile takes care of traction, and they are still able to manage high transport speeds on surfaced roads. If the standard truck width of 2.5m is to be maintained, 445/65 front tyres and 600/50 individual rear tyres are fitted to the axles, but if wider vehicles are permitted, the MAN TGS can run on 580/65R22.5 tyres at the front and 750/45R26.5 tyres at the back.

Alternatively to the two-axle semi-trailer tractor, the MAN TGS agricultural truck is available as a two-, three- or four-axle chassis with a drive ranging from 42 to 88 to allow various bodies such as grass silage trailers, push-off trailers, lime and fertiliser spreaders or slurry tanks to be mounted. Although this vehicle concept has the edge over the semitrailer combination in terms of its offroad properties, it is restricted with respect to its payload as well as being at a disadvantage in terms of its suitability for universal use and the extent to which it can be used economically all year round.

Man trucks has been in the Farming Simulator games for many years. Trucks from the German manufacturer can be seen on many large farms all over Europe while transporting grain or assisting forage harvesters in cornfields, for example.

There are several iconic tractor units on this list of the best farming simulator 19 truck mods. The Kenworth W900A will put stars in the eyes of many fans of American trucks. This particular version of the W900 (with an A at the end) was produced between 1967 and 1982.

Stapel is a German company that manufactures agricultural equipment like tanker trailers and silage trailers. Customized Man trucks are also in its product portfolio. You can see what inspired the modder to create this beautiful semi on

Another impressive feature of this truck is that you can add a PTO to the front of it. With it installed, you can use the truck for fieldwork, for example, or emptying a bunker silo using the milling machine. 041b061a72


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