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MAN 635 [H60]

MAN 635 [H60] in Le jouet, Movie, 1976 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: DE

MAN 635 [H60]

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Comments about this vehicle


DynaMike NL

2007-08-14 16:42


Et voilà un camion MAN et non Saviem en France...

fordtwo SX

2007-08-14 16:56



Red_153D PL

2007-08-14 18:51


MAN Hauber?

-- Last edit: 2007-08-14 20:01:44

DynaMike NL

2007-08-17 08:21


Yes, MAN Hauber [H], like this one: /vehicle_87670-MAN-Hauber-H55b-1970.html . It's got the Büssing lion on the grille, which indicates a 1971+ model.

Alexander DE

2007-08-17 14:20


As I said before, 'Hauber' is not a model name but describes the cab type.

There are three principal cab/engine layouts:
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The first is a long-bonnet truck were the engine is placed in front of the cabin. This is the traditional layout, still popular in the US and also typical for cars.
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The second is a short-bonnet layout. Here the engine protrudes into the cabin. This design was very popular with MAN and Mercedes-Benz for their construction side trucks and fire engines. Modern vans and MPVs use this design, too.
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The third is the cab-over-engine (COE) layout, were the driver 'sits' on the engine. This type of truck is common in Europe. Older flat-nose vans and buses used the same design.
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A special version of the COE design is the chassis mounted engine, pioneered by Büssing. This has the benefit of a short vehicle, good visibility, large cab and easier access to the engine. Buses used chassis mounted engines, too, before the engines moved behind the rear axle, as common today. Next to rear engined buses only cars used this principle, e.g. the very first Benz, Rover Scarab, Volkswagen Typ 1, Renault 4CV, NSU Prinz, to name but a few. Today only the 'smart' is rear engined.

Other cab specialities for trucks are the low-mounted cab with a chassis mounted engine, Büssing again:
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Another flat-nose cab variant has the engine behind the cabin. Well known is the MAN Kat1 military truck:
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The engine is kept away from the dirt and the driver has a good visibility, especially important when driving off-road.

After this short ;) excurse into cab/engine layout designs let me get back to the use of the word 'Hauber':

'Hauber' is actually short for 'Langhauber' or 'Kurzhauber' and colloquially describes a truck with a long/short bonnet (engine bonnet = bonnet = Haube = Motorhaube).

So every truck with a bonnet is in colloquial German named 'Hauber'. Especially the MAN and Mercedes-Benz 'Kurzhauber' had this term sticking to them. Actual official names would be the usual letter/number codes used by the companies.

andrepa DE

2012-07-06 13:56


but this is heavy weight with tall grill so 770 not 635
the difference is 11 tons compared to 19

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