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We combine the knowledge and skills of a select number of UK suppliers and craftsmen in order to
provide customers with the very best All Wheel Drive Overland Vehicles, Specialist Build Expedition Vehicles We will make your every fantasy come true.
No matter what you are planning to use your Overlander vehicle for. There is no need to compromise with your comfort. Our experienced team of designers and craftsmen can make sure all the creature comforts of home are always with you.
We represent M.A.N KAT/CAT A1 8X8 OVERLANDER
Off-road. No limits. They battle through desert sands and along stony tracks, over scree and mud, snow and ice.
They are for the most part a cheaper option for overlander buyers since an older low mileage 8x8 chassis provides several benefits which are:
Lower build cost
Easier to repair
Stronger build quality
Better rough terrain capability
The latest equipment can be fitted to make your journey as comfortable and as effortless as possible. They can be fitted with all the latest creature comforts or to house custom equipment. These can include motorised lifts for carrying utility vehicles, bus.
We have several of the M.A.N 8x8 trucks operating on the glacier`s in Iceland as a fleet for "Into The Glacier" which is a tour company taking customers up the glacier to the ice cave.
Carrying out all the processes of fabrication through our local specialists means we can make sure that only the best materials are used.
That allows us to keep our standards very high through out the entire fabrication process which results in the highest quality finishes.The Build
The vehicles go through the planning stage, the subframe design and then the body build which takes into account..
Placement of doors and windows
Placement of doors and windows
Location of water and sewage tanks
Best use of space for given area
Incorporation of heating and air conditioning
Location of electrical outlets and equipmentMouldings
Being able to mould and create any shape has enabled our craftsmen to construct a wide number of bespoke moulds.
Using fibreglass which is also known as GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) the moulds created are lightweight, durable and very strong.Any Shape
Working closely with your idea we can help plan, develop and create your bespoke moulding. The resulting mould can then be installed, tested and finished onsite by our team.
The moulds can also be mass produced which is especially usefull for multiple vehicle orders
The interior of your overlander vehicle is the most important element of the build because it is bespoke to you and your needs.
For many these are a home away from home vehicle, for some they are simply home.
We work together with you to ensure that all aspects of the interior fit are presented to the highest level and standards so that all you need to do is put your final personal touches on it once you take delivery.High Standards
The quality of the materials used in the interior fit are of the highest quality and are designed according to your tastes.
From the fabrics to the colour schemes to the inclusion of wood panelling we work closely with you to ensure satisfactionModern Conveniences
We can provide everything including the kitchen sink (litterally) with such items as air conditioning, audio visual equipment and the latest in LED lighting to name a few.Beautiful Finish
The level of finish is always high regardless of budget and spending
We will always go the extra mile to ensure that when we give you the keys that you are completely satisfied with your build.
We can also incorporate a battery managment system to ensure that you don`t get left with no power.
About Chassis MAN CAT A1 8x8
military MAN CAT A1 8x8 15t 8x8 Chassis cab 2.9 and 2.5 mtr was developed by MAN trucks to
accommodate loads with high centres of gravity. No strategic vehicle is more reliable and long-lived
The A1 series is probably the most mobile and reliable truck on earth. It is primarily
deployed as a carrier for sensitive weapons systems, since its boxed frame structure does
not pass on any torsion, even when driving at full speed in difficult terrain.
It is the only truck with a loading interface on which a Patriot system can be mounted entirely without compromising mobility.
Vehicles in the A1 series are military trucks with strategic importance.
Their rigid axles and boxed frame construction give them an unsurpassed record of mobility and
reliability in any terrain.
It was scheduled for 30 years of use, making it the military vehicle with just about
the lowest lifecycle costs of any in existence.
Could the military MAN CAT A1 8x8 ever get in it up to their neck?
Not a chance, since they are ideally equipped even for deep water.
Without preparation for instance the A1 has a fording depth of
1200 mm in accordance with STANAG 2805. Their service profi le
includes a large ground clearance, very good angles of approach and departure
and enormous permanent climbing capacity (60 %) together with a ditch crossing ability
of up to 1.9 m (depending on
the wheel formula), a step climbing ability of 0.6 m (depending on
the tyre size) and a maximum side slope of 40 %.
Last but not least they are designed for climatic zones A1 to C1
according to STANAG 2895, and even with the series equipment
they can withstand extreme outside temperatures from minus 50
to plus 50 degrees Celsius. A strong basis - the ladder frame.
The body-friendly, low torsion ladder frame of the MAN CAT A1 8x8 is based on
the tried and tested series frame of the civilian TGA range and is
designed for service with a large off road proportion - reliability
built-in. It is made of high-strength, fi ne grain steel and has riveted
and bolted cross members and a steel bumper. Due to the low
torsion frame, comfortable and gentle transport is guaranteed.
The lateral acceleration acting on the platform or body is low.MAN CAT A1 8x8 Comfortable and robust - the leaf suspension.
Like the frame the suspension has stood the test in many thousands
of MAN vehicles. The leaf suspension further developed for
the A1 & SX with long, wear-free, rubber mounted springs, large shock
absorbers and stabilisers absorb most ground irregularities.100 % torsional stiffness – the box-type frame.
The extremely torsion resistant box frame with hollow longitudinal
members and welded tubular cross members put the A1 & SX in a
class of its own. With this design the suspension absorbs even
extreme terrain irregularities. The desired consequence: the body
remains unaffected even during fast off-road driving.First class order: Maintenance and care
The cab can be hydraulically tilted to a position ideal for
work on the engine and gearbox, air drier, solenoid and
ventilation valves. For day-to-day checks the front panel
gives access to the engineoil fi ller neck, containers for the
washer fl uid, brake and other electric connections. The oil
reservoir for the supply of the steering and auxiliary hydraulics
is situated behind the cab. Thanks to the sight glasses the
fl uid level can be checked at a glance. The cab fl oor
can easily be sprayed out with a water hose for cleaning.
Specifications of the MAN CAT A1 8x8 military Chassis cab
Engine: Deutz 320hp V8 diesel
directly injected diesel engine
cylinder bore x stroke 125 x 130 mm
volumetric displacement 12763 ccm
output 320 PS (253 kW) at 2650 rpm
torque 100.3 mkg at 1750 rpm
compression ratio 01:16.5
fuel injection pump Bosch
valves overhead, central camshaft
crankshaft bearings 5
cooling air blower
lubrication forced-feed lubrication, 26 l oil
battery 2 x 12 V 125 Ah
generator three-phase generator 24 V 55 A
starter 24 V 6 PS
Load area 7.2m x 2.44m
Load area 1.54m from ground
Ground clearence 0.41m
Max cruise speed 90km/h
Fuel tank capacity 400litresPower transmission
all wheel drive, distributor locking-differential + locking-differential backwards,
engine in the back of driver`s cab clutch
single-plate dry clutch, hydraulic transformer
transmission 6 speed transmission (ZF S 6-65)
synchronizer I - VI
gear ratio reduction 6.734 Chassis MAN CAT A1 8x8
box-type section frame
front suspension 1 rigid axle, steering, coil springs
rear suspension 1 rigid axle, steering, coil springs
steering system recirculating ball hydraulics
foot brake compressed air-hydraulic dual-circuit brake, 6 wheels
hand brake accumulator, rear wheels
engine brake compressed air General data MAN CAT A1 8x8
wheelbase 1930 + 3670 + 1400 mm
cargo area 7200 x 2440 mm
loading height 1650 mm
tires 14.00 R 20 M /
ground clearance 415 mm
fording depth 1200 mm
turning circle 26.4 m
total weight (perm.) 27200 kg
top speed 90 km/h
fuel tank capacity 400 l
Our vehicles are designed to your specifications and built to meet your budget. You decide what you want and our engineer`s design and build everything to fit your exact purpose. Whether this is for a luxury family adventure motorhome, expedition or research center. There is no compromise in luxury or comfort. We can help you make sure your vehicle has everything you need.
Released from service by the British MOD (Ministry of Defence)
Year of Manufacture:
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