HX - High mobility truck system
As an example of its family of high-mobility logistic vehicles from the HX series, Rheinmetall presents the HX 4x4. In recent months the Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) family of vehicles has raced ahead of the competition, winning major procurement orders in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and elsewhere.
A strong foundation – the ladder frame
The low-torsion ladder frame of the HX is based on the tried and-tested series frame of the civilian MAN TG series. It is adapted for heavy off-road use. Steel bumpers ensure the necessary levels of reliability.
Comfortable and robust – leaf suspension
Similar to the frame, the HX suspension system has proven its worth over time. It was enhanced for the HX with long, wear-free, rubber-mounted springs, large shock absorbers and stabilisers.
This all-rounder combines the reliability of tested, mass produced components with state of-the-art innovative engineering. From cargo/troop carrier to heavy equipment tractor with gross train weights of up to 120 t, the HX vehicles (4x4, 6x6, 8x8 and 10x10 variants) ensure the perfect fit for all military purposes.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH – complete solutions for military wheeled vehicles
High Mobility Truck System – HX 10x10 and HX 8x8
Rheinmetall High Altitude Truck Expedition – The HX trucks
Two Rheinmetall MAN HX trucks are aiming to break a maximum altitude record for vehicles by climbing to an altitude of 6,690 or more metres. The objective is to reach the crater edge on the Ojos del Salado, the highest active volcano in the world at 6,890 m. Based on the Rheinmetall MAN series, a few sections of the vehicles are equipped with special parts which are essential to handle the altitude, extreme environmental conditions and steeply inclined volcano slope with a largely cobbled surface.
"JP" and the high altitude challenge
PS professional Jean Pierre Kraemer, well known from the German TV series "PS-Profis", meets Matthias Jeschke, who with his two Rheinmetall MAN trucks wants to beat the altitude record for vehicles in South America. For the high altitude world record attempt two HX trucks are taking the challenge, a Brit and an Australian: The HX 4x4 comes from current series production for the company's Australian client and the larger HX 6x6 is a prototype for a major British purchase which was completed in 2013.