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Duisburg MAN TGA Prime mover
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No: 1000   Contributor: Theo van der Weerden   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: MAN   Country: Germany
Duisburg MAN TGA Prime mover

A very impressive truck this is. A 2005 MAN TGA35.410 prime mover. The installation is from VDL. On top you can see the railway rescue pod.

Picture added on 06 August 2006
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Feuerwehr Duisburg, Germany
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Quite impressive vehicle and HUGE vehicle.The pod too looks nice.How does the pod operates?Do the fireman need to push it?

Added by Bomba 995 on 28 January 2007.
The pod is really weird!!
It looks pretty like the toy car in the amusement centre. (you insert coin and it will shake :P)
does the pod have its own engine?
and is the prime-mover all-wheel-drive?

Added by Nex on 19 May 2010.
Hi Nex! Eyp.The pod has its own engine! And the primemover has all-wheel-drive! Its a 8x8/4. IAW 8 wheels, 8 wheels driven, and 4 wheels steered.

Anders F. Sweden.

Added by Anders Fallström on 11 July 2014.
It is indeed an unusual rig. Most of these carriers in Germany are either 6X4 or 6X2 with a third steering axle for improved maneuverability.

Although it can carry other pods, the reason the city bought this off-road 8X8 is that it needs to drive over railway tracks and between them, to get the rail rescue unit on to the rails - so that it can go to work...

It is emphatically not a vehicle which anyone with a brain would want to drive very fast for very long on a normal street or highway!

They also had ex-military MAN 4X4 chassis water tenders for train fire response too at one time, but I think they have been retired by now...

Added by Rob Johnson on 02 November 2017.
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