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    TATA Motors launches their first 5-axle rigid truck - LPT 3723

    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.

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    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
    Circle Dia
    GVW 37 tonnes
    Payload 25 tonnes

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    Quote Originally Posted by camchennai View Post
    While AL today launched their first left axle truck, TML moved one step ahead and launched 5-axle rigid truck. Love competition
    Er! How exactly do you call it "one step ahead"? Both the trucks are 10x4, both trucks are rigid with 5 axles (2 steerable, 2 powered and 1 liftable tag axles). And, both trucks are called 3723!!

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    the U-3723 H is equipped with the fuel-efficient 225 HP ‘H’ Series engine and a 9-speed gearbox.
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    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.
    I'd not call it a step forward, but only neck-to-neck competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binaiks View Post
    I'd not call it a step forward, but only neck-to-neck competition.
    Sorry i am not an expert in commercial vehicle but can you confirm this.

    As per my understanding, TML 3723 has 2 axles as lift and AL has 1. Am I right or wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by camchennai View Post
    TML 3723 has 2 axles as lift and AL has 1. Am I right or wrong?
    TML 3723c also has ONE lift axle. The two steerable axles at the front remain planted on the tarmac full time. The two live axles at the rear are not liftable (these axles have 2 tyres on each side). The rear-most tag axle is the lift axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camchennai View Post
    Sorry i am not an expert in commercial vehicle but can you confirm this.

    As per my understanding, TML 3723 has 2 axles as lift and AL has 1. Am I right or wrong?
    Following is a quote from your own opening post:

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    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.
    As usual, TATA has inserted a lot of "firsts" in this news-release as well. For some reason, all their releases claim they are the "first" everywhere - sadly though, their competition would've done it long back.

    In this release, they are saying the LPT3723C is the "only truck" to have the 2+2+1 configuration. The Ashok Leyland U-3723 also has the same configuration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binaiks View Post
    they are saying the LPT3723C is the "only truck" to have the 2+2+1 configuration.
    This created the confusion

    However TML has launched lift axle long time back and AL has just released one, if I am not wrong u-3723 is the the first model from AL with lift axle
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    Quote Originally Posted by camchennai View Post
    This created the confusion

    However TML has launched lift axle long time back and AL has just released one, if I am not wrong u-3723 is the the first model from AL with lift axle
    You are right on that. TML's 4-axle trucks had 1 steerable axle, one lift axle, one powered axle and one tag axle. (I think in some models, the last two axles were powered).

    On the other hand, AL's 4-axle trucks had 2 steerable axles, one powered axle and one tag axle (two powered axles in some models, like in TML).

    The AL's 2-steerable axle version made it more maneuverable, while the Lift axle of the TATA gave it more load pulling capabilities.

    This product, IMHO, is the first from TATA to have two steerable axles (other than their Prima range), while the U-3723 is the first from a Leyland with liftable axle. So, both the trucks have some firsts w.r.t the manufacturer alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binaiks View Post
    TML's 4-axle trucks had 1 steerable axle, one lift axle, one powered axle and one tag axle. (I think in some models, the last two axles were powered).
    I haven't come across any such models till now. TML's Prima 4-axle tippers have both the rear axles powered (TML doesn't have a conventional tipper model with 4 axles). Similarly, AL's 4-axle tippers too have it (8x4 configuration). But no rigid truck - neither from AL nor from TML, nor AMW has both rear axles powered (they have an 8x2 configuration).

    camchennai - could you edit the title of this thread? Tata Motors' 3723c is their first 5-axle rigid truck, and not exactly India's first
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    Quote Originally Posted by nimrod View Post
    camchennai - could you edit the title of this thread? Tata Motors' 3723c is their first 5-axle rigid truck, and not exactly India's first
    I have changed it for now, however their press release says that this is India's first
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    Quote Originally Posted by camchennai View Post
    however their press release says that this is India's first
    See this:

    Quote Originally Posted by binaiks View Post
    As usual, TATA has inserted a lot of "firsts" in this news-release as well. For some reason, all their releases claim they are the "first" everywhere - sadly though, their competition would've done it long back.
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