HEAVY TRUCKS – The more you know, the better decisions you make.

Here you will find a lot of information we have put together that we think is both helpful and interesting.  From factory tours to detailed technical information, and tests and experiments we have done ourselves.  We are constantly updating more information, and are keen to hear suggestions on what you would like to see and know.

How MAN’s Air Pressure Management Saves Fuel (APM)


Continuous Damping Control CDC, MAN


Electronic brake system MAN BrakeMatic


MAN-Tronic control unit structure


MAN – Maintenance and cleaning


MAN’s Engine Valve Brake system (EVB)


More comfort for increased driver motivation


MAN Rear Axle Suspension TGS and TGX


Western Star 6900XD – One serious Truck!

Check out the size of this Planetary Drive Western Star 6900XD, compared to other plant equipment.  If you want a serious off-road truck with more efficiency and faster movements, talk to one of our sales team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbh9gmCJ57o&t=10s

Why Western Star

Real phone calls from real customers... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrCh9vmPyV4

Western Star Customer Testimonial – Jim


Western Star Customer Testimonial – Chris


Western Star Customer Testimonial Ron


Powerful Brakes – MAN


MAN Trucks Wind Tunnel Testing


MAN Light Test

The Automatic Light test on the MAN makes it easy for one person to simply and quickly check all the lights of your vehicle, making is safer and saving you time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGRRlb-aPRA

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MAN TipMatic Gearbox


Detroit Celebrates 75 Years!

Learn about the history of Detroit in this short video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybbr_m4VBnM

MAN Celebrates 250 Years

This short video takes you through the amazing history of MAN.  Did you know the Diesel engine was invented at MAN?  no one has been building Diesel engines longer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFp04T3EBcU

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I am Detroit

Meet the people who are Detroit, and see what they do, along with great shots of the DD156 production line in action. To find out more about Detroit, and their durable DD15 engine visit www.heavytrucks.co.nz/dd15 [...]

Wasteaters in the Wild

Rare footage of Dennis Eagle Waste Eaters in the wild. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HycMjMlpdJ4

The AdBlue (SCR) system on MAN Trucks and Busses

How the AdBlue System (SCR) works on an MAN Truck or Bus, and what AdBlue does to reduce harmful emissions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDs8rTFSUL0

Western Star 4700

The quality and value of a Western Star are now within reach, no matter what your application. That's because we built the all-new Western Star 4700 specifically to meet the demanding needs of vocational applications [...]

Battle of the Big Rigs

Western Star with a Detroit DD15 shows up against a KW with a Cummins ISX.  What do real drivers think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcJoyHt4MmU

MAN Safety systems

A good overview of all the safety systems in your MAN to help make you safer and reduce the chance of an accident.  Find out more in  this short video.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyo4iYLsMmw [...]

MAN Common rail injection system

The injection technology used in the TGL and TGM is the most sophisticated one: a state-of-the-art common rail injection system with vertically positioned 7-jet injector nozzle. The latest generation of EDC7 control units provide the [...]

Combustion process of the D20 and D26 engine series

Learn about the combustion process of the MAN D20 and D26 engines, as in our common 540HP MAN TGS and TGX. Find out what is going on inside the engine, and how this helps to [...]

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MAN Safety cell Cab body shell

THE Cab on the MAN TGS and TGX has three surrounding sheet-metal belts form the basic deformation-resistant structure of the cab. They guarantee the necessary rigidity of the cab in the event of an impact.  [...]

MAN Engine technologies – Euro 5

Learn about the MAN Euro 5 engines and how technologies such as common rail and multiple fuel allow better efficiency while still meeting emission standards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8_R3xkNq6Q  

MAN Engines

Visit the MAN Engine plant in Nuremburg and see how MAN engines are built. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHAg8CQgF1M  

DD15 1.2 million km taredown

What does a DD15 look like after 1.2 million km's? Watch as Detroit engineers tares down this engine on a real working truck to find out.  The lack of wear is incredible! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flZ1AdCTros

MAN Factory Tour – Long

A long video without any commentary, showing the MAN Truck Plant in Munich.    While there is no commentary of music, and it is quite long, it is like being let in by yourself to see [...]

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Western Star Factory Tour