From the Mega 8000 collection, the 8400 became a favorite, which was especially popular
as a contracting machine. After the introduction of the 8050 series, the 8400 was retained
in production, but it received a few reforms. Lift force was increased by 7
to a ton. However, the engine represented an older generation than the same one
in the powerful 8450. Autocontrol was updated to version 2.1, which had the so-called
forced descent function. One secret of the 8400’s popularity was the traffic tractor version,
which competitors with speeds of 50 km/h did not have in the mid-90s
In the spring of 2000, the engine was changed to a newer version. The power increased e.g.
thanks to the new nozzles to 150 horsepower and the torque increased as much
with 105 Nm. The increase in torque was 31% instead of the previous 16%. As standard equipment
fire e.g. beefier industrial front axle, bigger tires and longer trailing arms.
In the spring of 2002, the power was further increased to 160 horsepower and became standard equipment
came millirings. The engine now had a visco fan. 8400 was also received now
as a long wheelbase version. The 8400 was discontinued only after the T Classic models
after the presentation.