Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (DICV) launched the new heavy duty tractor trailer model under the BharatBenz brand, the 5228TT. The model has been designed for heavy duty use cases such as transportation of cement, tankers, market loads and tip trailers.
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The truck comes with a Gross Combination Weight (GCW) of up to 54T, which the company claims is the highest possible GCW on a 4×2 tractor. The load bearing capacity of the truck is similar to that of a 6×4 tractor, owing to its hub reduction axle and strong built. The model also comes with a significantly lower fuel consumption rate.
In a statement, Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice President – Marketing & Sales and Customer Services, DICV, said, “Our new BharatBenz 52 tonner sets higher benchmarks for the tractor trailer segment with improved revenue, fuel efficiency, safety and connectivity. The unique axle configuration allows it to carry loads far above competitors in the same grade. Customers will rethink their traditional buying decisions once they see the TCO this vehicle offers.”
The vehicle is powered by a OM 926 BS-VI engine that doles out 284 PS of maximum power and a peak torque of 1100 Nm. It comes with a 9-speed gearbox and a hub reduction axle. The model can sprint at a top speed of 80 kmph and has a fuel tank capacity of 455 litres.