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A flatbed truck is defined as a truck that has a flat carrier attached to it for carrying cargo. The utility of a flatbed truck is to transport loads of all kinds, especially oversized loads. The flat trailer allows cargo to be loaded from the top as well as from the side. The major areas where flatbed trucks come in handy include shipment of construction material, heavy machinery and equipment and towing of vehicles. In this article, we tell you all about the top 5 flatbed trucks popular in India.


Ashok Leyland U 3518 IL



Priced at Rs. 18.8 Lakh, the Ashok Leyland U 3518 IL is a popular flatbed trailer model by the company. The truck comes fitted with a 6-cylinder, BS-III compliant, 5,660 cc, H Series CRS TCIC engine. The maximum power output of the truck is 180 bhp at 2400 rpm, and the peak torque is 660 Nm at 1500-1700 rpm. The truck is able to carry a maximum payload of 29,300 kg, running on a fuel tank capacity of 400 litres. Ashok Leyland U 3518 IL has a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox and can sprint at a top speed of 75 kmph.

Tata Ultra 1518


Tata Ultra 1518 is a light duty flatbed truck from the company’s Ultra range. The price range for this truck lies between Rs. 18.98 – Rs. 22.66 Lakh. Available in 8 variants in India, this model is powered by a BS-IV compliant, 4-cylinder, NG 5.0 DICR, turbo compression injection diesel engine with intercooler technology. The maximum power churned out by the engine is 174.4 bhp at 2400 rpm, and the maximum torque recorded is 590 Nm at 1000-2000 rpm. The fuel tank capacity of this truck comes out to be 160 litres. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox.

Eicher 30.25 XP


The starting price for Eicher 30.25 XP is Rs. 19.6 Lakh. This flatbed truck displays amazing performance due to the presence of a 6-cylinder, BS-III compliant, 5,883 cc, Cummins 5.9 Litre diesel engine. The maximum power doled out by this engine is 151 bhp, and the maximum torque displayed is 569 Nm. The truck has an impressive payload carrying capacity of 17,100 kg. Eicher 30.25 XP is available in 9 variants in the country.

Tata LPS 4018 TC EX


Tata LPS 4018 TC EX is another great flatbed truck available by Tata. Priced at Rs. 19.9 Lakh, this truck is popular for being reliable, productive and displaying great mileage. Under the hood of this truck lies a Cummins 6BT 5.9 litre 5,883 cc Turbocharged After Cooled BS-III diesel motor, that is able to churn out a maximum power of 179 bhp and a peak torque of 675 Nm. The truck has great utility in the construction, mining and FMCG industry due to its payload carrying capacity of 34,230 kg. By displaying a 19% gradeability, this model makes for a great driving experience.

Ashok Leyland U 4923 TT


Ashok Leyland U 4923 TT is another versatile flatbed truck by Ashok Leyland. Beating at the heart of the model lies a 5,660 cc, H Series CRS TCIC BS-III engine. The maximum power that is churned out by the engine is 225 bhp, and the maximum torque is of 800 Nm. The price range for this model starts from Rs. 25.5 Lakh. It is one of the easiest flatbed models to drive, owing to its 21% gradeability. It is also very commercially viable investment for transportation businesses since it is able to carry a maximum payload of 41,600 kg.

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