MAN HX trucks available

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MAN HX trucks available

Postby PeteB » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:33 pm

Looks like the MOD is selling off about 15 of the current MAN HX trucks - seem to be training vehicles, so who knows what treatment they have had.

https://www.brightwellslive.com/timedau ... index/4638

These are too big and heavy for my plans but someone may be interested.

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Re: MAN HX trucks available

Postby Brian-reynolds » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:14 pm

On another forum people are saying don't touch them due to them being training machines.... so they say....

Personally I love these trucks, but there is so much wasted space on them before you start to add stuff like a living pod....

Also the fuel consumption is absolutely horrendous....

I still love them though....in the same way I love steam trains....

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Re: MAN HX trucks available

Postby Ivan C » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:04 am

Not for me, but it will be interesting to see where prices end up.
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Re: MAN HX trucks available

Postby crinklystarfish » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:14 am

Me neither; too complex. Earlier versions (KAT 1 etc) were arguably better suited to overlanding with a coil-sprung chassis and altogether simpler tech.

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Re: MAN HX trucks available

Postby NeilandPat » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:21 pm

In 2 years on the road now we have seen many different types of Overland vehicle, but not one MAN Kat.

I think they are just too big and clumsy to be a practical choice.

They do look good though

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Re: MAN HX trucks available

Postby PeteB » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:54 am

Just over 1 week to go on the auction. Current prices for the HX's are mainly around £5-7k.
Brightwells have added a load of Land Rovers, some ambulances and even a couple of knackered looking Pinzgauer's if anyone is interested...

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Re: MAN HX trucks available

Postby PeteB » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:42 pm

Checked on the hammer price of these, just out of curiosity. First few each went for about 9k plus fees although some newer 2012 ones are up over 12k and still to finish. What are the odds Jacksons will be showing some available in a few weeks time?

As Neil & Brian say, they look good - certainly give you some road presence! Not convinced how they'd work as an overlander base although someone down in Cornwall has one on eBay for 150k.

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Re: MAN HX trucks available

Postby tooFATtoDRIVE » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:07 pm

Did anyone on here buy one?

PeteB wrote:..... Not convinced how they'd work as an overlander base although someone down in Cornwall has one on eBay for 150k.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x4-4-x-4-Ex ... Sw6Fhd5gFM

Some crazy prices...

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Re: MAN HX trucks available

Postby NeilandPat » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:40 pm

That's a lot of money.

Don't know if I like it or not, I wonder how easy it is to dismount, the cabin must weigh several tons.

It's also a lot of money for a self build and I doubt the claim that it can be registered as a camper under the new DVLA guidelines.

Jury is still out at the moment

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Re: MAN HX trucks available

Postby crinklystarfish » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:07 am

I know the truck. PM me before purchase.


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