While AL today launched their first left axle truck, TML moved one step ahead and launched 5-axle rigid truck. Love competition
The Tata LPT 3723 is India's first 5-axle rigid truck. With a payload of 25 tonnes (ideal for cement and steel movement), it will radically change transportation economics by reducing the cost/tonne-km.
It is powered by a Cummins 6BT 5.9L engine (154 kW power at 2500 rpm) and mated with a 9-speed gearbox, the first in a rigid truck in India. Twin steerable front axles, a twin-drive axle and a tag-lift axle, the only truck to have such a technology, reduces tyre and fuel costs. The turning circle diameter of 21.9 metres makes it more manoeuverable than a tractor-trailer. The air-conditioned cabin, ergonomic dashboard and instrument cluster and stylish interior trims give drivers the comfort to cover longer distances at a stretch.
Configuration 10 X 4 rigid truck with tag lift axle
Engine Cummins 6BT 5.9L
Max. Engine Output 154 kW at 2500 rpm
Max. Torque 833 Nm at 1500 rpm
Gearbox Tata G1150-OD 9 Speed
Cabin New look air-conditioned cabin
Rear axle Extra heavy duty Tata RA-109 SRT
Tyres 10R20 – 16 PR (Rims 7.50 X 20)
Minimum Turning 21.9 m
GVW 37 tonnes
Payload 25 tonnes
Source - TML press release and riot engine