Man 30-240 LWB 14 Ton Dropside

The MAN 30-240 LWB 14 Ton Dropside is a medium-duty truck designed for transporting various cargo on its open bed with drop sides. Here’s a breakdown of its key features:

Model: MAN 30-240 LWB 14 Ton Dropside

Engine: Specific details might vary depending on the model year, but MAN 30-series trucks typically came equipped with 6-cylinder diesel engines offering around 240 to 280 horsepower, providing sufficient power for handling moderate to heavy loads.


  • Payload: 14 tons, which translates to roughly 30,864 pounds. This allows for transporting a significant amount of cargo, depending on its weight and volume.
  • Drop sides: These hinged sides can be lowered or removed, providing easier loading and unloading of various cargo types from the sides, compared to a closed box truck.


  • Long Wheel Base (LWB): This configuration offers increased stability and potentially more cargo space compared to a shorter wheelbase version. However, it might also affect maneuverability in tight spaces.


  • Commonly used for various applications requiring the transport of bulky or irregularly shaped cargo, such as:
    • Building materials (lumber, pipes, etc.)
    • Machinery and equipment
    • Agricultural products (grains, crops, etc.)
    • General cargo and goods

Additional Points:

  • Age: As the MAN 30-240 is not currently in production, most available models will likely be used trucks. It’s crucial to consider factors like the truck’s condition, mileage, service history, and any modifications before purchasing.
  • Price: Based on limited online listings in South Africa, the estimated price for a used 1990 model can range around R275,000 (around $39,000) excluding VAT.
  • Specific details: Consulting the official MAN Truck & Bus website or authorized dealers in your area is recommended to obtain more information about specific model variations, capabilities, and potentially available user manuals or brochures.