This MAN TGA 41.660 of Van der Vlist from Groot-Ammers (NL) stood with a large cargo parked along the German motorway 61 near Meckenheim (DE).
The truck is this sharp MAN TGA 41.660, a 4-axle heavy haulage truck with 8x4-drive line. The truck is powered by a MAN D2840, an 18-liter V10 diesel engine with a power of 492 kW (660 hp). The truck's year of manufacture is 2005 and is today not in use anymore with Van der Vlist.
Behind the cabin are the large 970 liter diesel tank, the hydraulic oil tank, storage cabinets, compressed-air tanks and a cooler for the WSK 440 torque converter installed. A sharp detail are the two large vertically mounted exhausts. Behind the front axle are the battery and two compressed-air tanks installed.
Attached is an 11-axle Nooteboom Mega Windmill Transporter.
The truck has a reinforced bumper so that the truck can be used also to push and brake transports from behind.
On this side is behind the front axle a large storage compartment amde. The truck is also fitted with a heavy coupling at the rear of the chassis, so that the truck can be used with towed trailers also. The truck is prepared for train weights up to 250 tonnes.
The front part of the trailer exists out of a 4-axle jeep dolly which is attached to the truck.
The rear part of the trailer exists out of a 7-axle dolly. The cargo is the base section of a tower for a wind turbine and has a diameter of approx. 4.1 meters.
On the 4-axle jeep dolly and the 7-axle dolly are lift adapters installed. The cargo can be picked-up from the ground by use of these adapters and is approx. 1.5 meters in height adjustable. There is no crane required anymore for the loading or unloading for the trailer.
The Nooteboom Mega Windmill Transporter has a self-weight of approx. 35 tonnes and can technically be used with cargos up to 100 tonnes.
A very sharp combination of Van der Vlist with the MAN TGA 41.660; the last generation MAN heavy haulage trucks with the legendary 10-cylinder engine.