Utility vehicles are motorized automobiles made to perform particular functions like transporting people, carrying luggage, displaying on-road or off-road capabilities, use in emergencies and in many other instances. They are usually explicitly designed to fit into carrying out specific tasks which other wagons cannot be able perform.
Some of the biggest MAN utility vehicles used in emergencies include the Water Tenders, and the MAN Foam Tenders and Nursers. The MAN Water Tenders are used in major firefighting missions and emergencies, in order to protect human lives together with the all important environment from being consumed by fierce fires. They are also useful in fighting natural calamities, and in cases of environmental risks such as oil alarms. The vehicles are normally quick as well as reliable in different terrains.
The Foam Tenders usually carry foam making equipment and fluoroprotein foam liquid. These utility vehicles are known to contain high expansion foams that come so much in handy when dealing with fire emergencies in areas where access is restricted such as ship holds and basements.
Utility wagons can also be categorized into:
Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs)
These ones have a striking resemblance with station wagons. They are based on a light-truck chassis and have high seating capacity. They are normally powered by a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive. They are mostly useful in off-road and towing purposes.
Military or Armored Utility Vehicles
Just like their name hints, these utility vehicles are normally for military use. They include military trucks, tanks and many other war machines.
Cross Utility Vehicles (CUVs)
These automobiles are more like SUVs. However, the station wagons come on a car chassis. Their main use is to give outstanding on-road performance.
Multi-Utility Vehicles (MUV)
An MUV is usually large and hence is very useful in accommodating more passengers when compared to other vehicles. They also come with a larger luggage capacity.
Corpse Utility or tray Utility vehicles
These automobiles are fitted with a passenger compartment that comes with an attached cargo bed.
The other common MAN Public Utility vehicles that depend on Man parts include: The Rescue Vehicles which are in the same category as Riot Control or Water Canon vehicles. These are vehicles which are normally well equipped for handling many types of emergencies such as accidents earthquakes, floods as well as public riots. They come fitted with light masts, cranes, ladders, electric generators, Hydraulic Cutters and many other tools that are useful in combating emergency situations.
The others are Aerial Platform Ladders and MAN Turntable Ladder (TTL), which are very useful in accessing fires that occur in high buildings. They are normally fitted with a special ladder. The Aerial Ladder offers a safe haven for any firefighter to maneuver equipment from as well as enables many persons, including those rescued to be safely evacuated.
MAN garbage Compressors provide an innovative solution for dealing with garbage and keeping the environment clean. They are best equipped to collect and handle waste materials that can be recycled.