Bespoke outside broadcast truck relies on MAN TGS chassis 20 July 2012

Specialist engineering and coachbuilding firm Spectra has chosen a MAN TGS 26.440 6x2 rigid chassis on which to build its latest multi-million pound outside broadcast unit.

Designed for the Swiss national TV broadcaster RTS, the truck's bodywork expands to almost double its in-transit, thanks to the ingenious use of hydraulics.

The bespoke, full-service broadcast unit includes a studio and editing suite, and Spectra has also fitted all the power systems, air-conditioning and consoles.

Although built in Westbury in Wiltshire, Spectra took receipt of the vehicle through a Swiss-based MAN Truck Centre.

"It's been a partnership with MAN," says Spectra's general manager, Stephen Allberry.

"With such a complicated project, cooperation is key, and MAN has been right on board with us. We would certainly recommend the MAN TGS chassis, too. The uncluttered arrangement, no AdBlue tank and low unladen weight gave us the flexibility to build to an exacting specification."

John Challen

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