Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has launched four new truck models under the brand BharatBenz. The four new truck are under the medium/heavy duty segment. BharatBenz trucks range from 9-49 tonnes with a total of 17 models.
BharatBenz has launched three tractor-trailer including 4023, 4028 and 4928 and one in the construction/mining segment, the 3128 in Mumbai. The company has sold around 7,500 units of trucks till date and its first trucks, launched in September 2012, has crossed the 1,000 mark in December 2012.
The company has also started exporting trucks manufactured in Oragadam, outside Chennai, in June last year and has now started exporting to 15 countries including Kenya, Tanzania and Malaysia. Exports of models the 4023 and 4028 will start very soon which will be sold under the FUSO brand, said the company.
The 4023 is a 4×2 40 tonne tractor-trailer model powered by an inhouse 6.4-liter BS3 engine that develops 230 hp and has a peak torque of 810 Nm. The 6-cylinder engine is mated to a 9-speed gearbox and has ABS as standard fitment.
The 4928, 4028 tractor-trailers and the 3128 mining/construction are powered by the same 6.4-liter 6-cylinder engine, which produces 280 hp of maximum power and a peak torque of 1,100 Nm. They comes mated to a 9-speed gearbox. The 4928 and 4028 models has ABS as standard fitment. They both have a top speed of 90 kph. The 3128 comes with hub reduction axles with inter-wheel and inter-axle differential lock. It has a top speed of 80 kph.