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India’s Top 5 Dump Trucks

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A dump truck, also known as a tipper truck, is used for depositing, or “dumping”, construction and mining material. It is typically used for dumping of materials such as sand, gravel, demolition waste, coal, etc. Dump trucks have an open-box bed, that utilises hydraulic rams which enables the front of the bed to lift up and deposit the material on the ground. There are many types of dump trucks available, each designed to assist with different jobs in the construction industry.

Let’s have a look at the top dump trucks in India by leading truck manufacturers.

Top 5 Dump Trucks in India

Ashok Leyland Captain 3532


This Ashok Leyland model comes with the promise of being reliable, versatile and profitable. Ashok Leyland Captain 3532 is powered by an N series 6 cylinder, 320 HP BS4 turbocharged intercooled, CRS engine that churns out a maximum power of 320 HP at 2200 RPM and a peak torque of 1250 Nm at 1200-1800 RPM. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 300 litres, which makes it suitable to travel long distances with ease. Ashok Leyland Captain 3532 has a higher payload capacity than others in this segment, thus making it a popular choice in the construction and mining sector.

Tata Prima LX 3130.K


The chief uses of Tata Prima LX 3130.K lie in deep mining in coal, iron ore, lignite mines and for the movement of limestone in bulk. This truck comes fitted with a BS-IV compliant, 6700 cc, Cummins ISBe 6.7 engine. The maximum power doled out to this dump truck is 300 HP @ 2500 RPM and the maximum torque is 1100 Nm at 1200-1800 RPM. It has a specially designed hub reduction axle, which makes it suitable for tasks related to mining. The engine remains mated to a 9-speed ZF 1115TD manual transmission gearbox.

Eicher Pro 8028 XM


Eicher Pro 8028 XM comes with a wide variety of applications, including transportation of stones, marble, granite and limestone, along with being useful in mining, construction and irrigation works. Under the hood of this dump truck lies a BS-IV compliant, 7700 cc, in-line direct injection Heavy-duty turbocharged and intercooled 6-cylinder engine with SCR technology. The engine is capable of churning out a maximum power of 330 HP at 2200 RPM, and a peak torque of 1200 Nm at 1100-1600 RPM. This model is considered to be one of the most fuel efficient dump trucks in the market, with a fuel tank capacity of 315 litres.

BharatBenz 3128 CM


BharatBenz 3128 CM is another popular name in the dump trucks segment in India. The truck comes with great strength, making it a viable option to be used in the construction and mining segment. Embedded in the truck is a BS-IV compliant, 6-cylinder, 6372 cc, DE210 engine which gives a maximum power of 281 HP at 2200 RPM, and a maximum torque of 1120 Nm at 1200 – 1600 RPM. With a 260 litre fuel tank, BharatBenz 3128 CM is able to go the distance with ease. The truck’s ability to seamlessly climb up steep slopes at its full payload capacity adds on to its popularity.

Mahindra Blazo X 35 8X4 Tipper


Another great addition to the list is the Mahindra Blazo X 35 8×4 Tipper. This truck is known to provide great fuel efficiency and a competitive payload capacity. The model comes with a BS-IV compliant, mPower 7.2 litre FuelSmart engine with multimode switches, mated with an Eaton 9-speed gearbox. The maximum power delivered by this dump truck is 274 HP at 2200 RPM, and the maximum torque is 950 Nm at 1100-1700 RPM. Fitted in the truck is a 200 litre fuel tank that enables long distance voyages with minimum refuelling breaks. It is one of the top contenders when it comes to enhanced mileage in the dump truck segment.

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