6 March, 2013
Tata Motors today launched its 6 new advanced heavy trucks and intelligent vehicle and driver management solution – Tata FleetMan Telematics Services — for the North Indian market.
The 6 new advanced heavy trucks launched are:
The 6 new advanced trucks have been designed and built specifically to offer 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 fleet operators.
The company also introduced its Telematics & Fleet Management Service – Tata FleetMan — targeted at commercial vehicle fleet owners and large consigners of goods. Tata FleetMan offers advanced Telematics solutions, which enable remote vehicle tracking services of fleet vehicles, thereby increasing productivity and profitability. Tata FleetMan is initially being introduced on new tractor-trailers, but will be available on the entire Tata Motors’ truck range in the coming months. The service will also be extended to existing vehicles, through aftermarket fitments.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director – Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, said, "Tata Motors has been in the Indian Commercial Vehicle space for over six decades. Over this period, we have developed a very deep understanding of the Indian market, implementing technologies and services that have enabled us in meeting customer needs. These award winning products are backed by Tata Motors 4-year warranty and Tata FleetMan services, which are well accepted in the market."
The Tata LPT 3723 has revolutionised the Indian commercial vehicle industry, as the country’s first 5-axle rigid truck. The truck can carry around 4.5 tonnes, more than the existing 31 tonne Multi-axle vehicle (MAV) models, radically changing 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 possess 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. Considered a tough performer that can successfully tackle every challenge in heavy-duty deep mining operations, its high level of robustness comes with a specially designed stronger chassis frame. 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 product features include new generation brakes, ABS and hub reduction axle, specially designed for mining operations. 19 Cu.mt Hardox HALF PILE Rock body, specially designed for overburden in coal, iron and limestone applications. The tipper has a spacious AC non-sleeper cabin that includes pneumatically adjustable seats and an adjustable steering wheel for enhanced driver comfort. This enables the driver to operate for long hours each day, thereby offering faster turnaround time.
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, critical for national infrastructure development. Imported till date, these kinds of vehicles are now available in India, through Tata Motors. The vehicle comes with the ISLe 370 HP engine, with 1550 N-m torque making it the most powerful Indian Cargo truck today. The cabin of this truck is Tata Motors’ world-class PRIMA cabin, which comes with standard AC, double sleeper bunks, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column, pneumatically adjustable seats and power windows. Driver comfort provided in this cabin is at par with global trucks.
The Tata PRIMA 230 HP – LX range consists of the Tata PRIMA LX 4923.S &Tata PRIMALX4023.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. These vehicles are fitted with a Cummins ISBe electronic engine, with common rail injection for efficient fuel injection. This comes with India’s first indigenously developed 9-speed gearbox from Tata Motors, with an overdrive function that provides superior fuel efficiency. These vehicles are also coupled with a 430 mm diameter organic clutch and 10-T rear axle, to deliver a balanced and robust drive train. The Tata PRIMA LX cabin comes with an optional AC, 4 point suspension for reduced vibration and double sleeper bunks to provide maximum comfort to the driver.
The Tata LPK 3118 is a 4-axle (steerable front axles) tipper developed for Coal transportation, Earth work, Aggregate / Sand transportation, Port & 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. Tata LPK 3118 also has best-in-class minimum turning circle radius and highest gradability which makes it an efficient performer. The Tata LPK 3118 is available in 18 cum box type body in tipper version and in RMC application, suitable for 8 cum transit mixer. The cabin is designed to give the driver full comfort, while in operation and will be available in both day cab and sleeper cab version.
The Tata FleetMan Telematics and Fleet management service has been designed to address pressing concerns of the transport industry. It combines state-of-the-art IT and Telecom equipment and software, with features like real-time fleet tracking, SMS & email alerts, Geo fencing & remote unit management, offering one of the most advanced Telematics solutions in the country. The service will carry an annual subscription charge and will be marketed through the Tata Motors’ commercial vehicle dealer network.
Earlier this year, Tata Motors became the first company in India to offer a standard warranty of 4 years on heavy trucks, a clear reflection of its reliability and durability. The unbeatable 4-year warranty is applicable on the full range of tractor trailers, multi-axle trucks & tippers of 25 tonnes GVW & above and covers a vehicle’s driveline (engine, gear box & rear axle) as a standard offer. In addition, the warranty on the rest of the vehicle has been enhanced from 18 months to 24 months. The 4-year warranty is supported by Tata Motors’ extensive dealership & service network, of over 1,300 touch points. On the highways of India, there is a Tata Motors’ touchpoint every 50 kms.
About Tata Motors:
Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs. 1,65,654 crores ($ 32.5 billion) in 2011-12. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, Spain and South Africa. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 7.5 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fourth largest truck and bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America.