Tata Motors launches 6 heavy trucks
Automobile major Tata Motors' Commercial Vehicles Business Unit (CVBU) on Monday launched 6 first-of-its-kind Heavy Trucks and a vehicle and driver management solution - Tata FleetMan Telematics Services.
All these six trucks have been designed and built specifically to offer the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), best-in-class fuel efficiency; longer service runs and enhanced levels of driver comfort, resulting in best-in-class profitability and lowest payback period for the fleet operator, said the company.
The company also introduced a Telematics and Fleet Management Service, branded Tata FleetMan.
Targeted at commercial vehicle fleet owners and large consigners of goods, the service offers advanced Telematics solutions, which will help in increasing productivity and profitability.
Tata FleetMan will initially be introduced on new tractor-trailers, but will be available on the entire Tata Motors Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle range in the coming months.
The service will also be extended to existing vehicles, through aftermarket fitments.
Speaking on the occasion, Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director - Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, said, "Over this period, we have developed a very deep understanding of the Indian market, bringing world-class technologies at world-class prices, having always paced ourselves one step ahead in meeting our customer needs. The six first-of-its-kind trucks bear testimony to that tradition of the company."
The Tata LPT 3723 is the first 5-axle rigid truck in the country that can carry around 4.5 tonnes more than the existing 31 tonne MAV (Multi-axle vehicle) segment.
As a result, it is all set to radically change the economics of transportation in multiple segments by reducing the cost per Tonne-Km of transportation.
It is powered by a Cummins 6BT 5.9L engine (155 kW power at 2500rpm), twin steerable front axles, a twin-drive axle and a tag-lift axle: the only truck to have such a technology, reducing tyre and fuel costs. The turning circle diameter of 21.9 metres makes it more maneuverable.
The Tata PRIMA 3138.K has been built specifically for deep mining in Coal, Iron ore, Lignite mines, as well as bulk Limestone movement in off-road applications.
Tata PRIMA 3138.K is a 4-axle, 31-tonne GVW tipper with a 9-speed Eaton manual transmission or an Allison Automatic Transmission.
The 8X4 tipper is powered by the Cummins ISLe (CRDi) engine which has a maximum power of 380 HP.
The Tata PRIMA 4938.S is the first Indian Puller-tractor to cater to the needs of customers engaged in the logistics of heavy and over dimensional cargo like windmill components, transformers, rail coaches etc., which are critical for national infrastructure development.
These kinds of vehicles, imported till date, are now available in India through Tata Motors, at an Indian price. The vehicle comes with the ISLe 370 HP engine with 1550 N-m torque making it the most powerful Indian Cargo truck today.
The New Tata PRIMA 230 HP - LX range consists of the Tata PRIMA LX 4923.S and Tata PRIMA LX 4023.S.
The new 230 HP range was launched to extend the PRIMA advantage to many more transporters who require a lower power-to-weight ratio.
The Tata LPK 3118 is a 4-axle (steerable front axles) tipper developed for Coal transportation, Earth work, Aggregate / Sand transportation, Port and industrial handling application.
This product is developed considering increased demand for high performance and fuel efficient tippers in coal supply / earth work.
The LPK 3118 is powered by the Tata Cummins 183 HP engine, proven Tata G-1150 gearbox and delivers best-in-class 680 NM torque at 1400 RPM.
The Tata FleetMan Telematics and Fleet management service has been designed to address pressing concerns of the transport industry, targeted at the commercial vehicle fleet owner.
Tata Motors is India's largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs. 1,65,654 crores (USD 32.5 billion) in 2011-12.