Ashok Leyland Heavy-Duty Tippers Portfolio Explored
Published On Feb 05, 2021
The top player in the medium and heavy-duty truck market in India, Ashok Leyland has some of the most powerful and efficient tippers. Based on the new AVTR platform, these modular tippers are targeted at enhancing faster project execution with a competitive cost of ownership. Are you looking out for heavy -duty tipper? Read to know the portfolio of second-last tippers makers in India.
In the overall trucking industry volumes, the tippers category has emerged as highly vital. Indian’s need to grow infrastructure and the government's focus on roads and key large project execution along with the construction boom across the country has fueled the demand for tippers. In the heavy-duty tipper category, the products offered by truck makers start from the 28T gross vehicle weight (GVW), 10 tyre tipper, and goes up to 48T, 5-axle, 16-tyre humungous size tippers. Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland are the traditional strong players in the segment with dominating market share. Over the last few years other key players such as Eicher, BharatBenz and Mahindra Trucks and Buses are also eyeing a foothold in this key volume HCV category.
We deep dive at India’s second largest M&HCV truck makers, Ashok Leyland’s heavy tipper portfolio that comprises a formidable tippers ranging between 28T to 48T GVW categories with different tonnage with key engine, cabin and tipping bodies combinations.
First, take a look at what is common across the tipper range that makes them highly popular among Indian cusotmers. The entire tipper portfolio gets Ashok Leyland I-Gen6 technology combining benefits such as improved efficiency, lower total cost of ownership. Similarly, all tippers are based on the modular AVTR platform-an innovative approach by giving customers the choices to select what they need for their business.
Likewise, the tippers come in two engine types the H and A series in 200 and 250hp powers that are highly robust with improved cooling system and heavy-duty air compressor, and undergone intense testing across tougher operating conditions. Also, Ashok Leyland promises higher tyre mileage across all the tippers along with superior reliability and lower maintenance. Furthermore, to help the tipper perform to their true potential, an equal focus is given to the overall comfort, convenience and performance. For example, to offer comfort new aerodynamic cabin with superior noise, vibration and harshness characteristics, multiple cabin options of M, U and N types that offer some of the segment-best features like an all-steel body, day and sleeper variants, full metal front facia, crash complaint, two-piece windshield, metal bumper, AC &HVAC, music system, and also higher in-built safety, etc.
These tippers are suitable for multiple applications including road construction, blue metal, M sand, river sand, boulder, earthwork, OB removal, coal, iron ore, limestone, stone marble, irrigation, municipal applications, port among others.
Ashok Leyland has recently introduced this top-end 48T GVW tipper, the 4825 tippers are known as, 5-axle and 16-tyre tipper for some of the largest & tough project execution. This tipper gets the proven A-Series, CRS engine with iGen-6 technology. The tipper produces 250 HP of power at a massive 900 Nm of torque at 1200-1800 rpm range. To allow heavy cargo lifting with bulk volume, the 4825 tipper comes with a load body of a box with 25% canopy in 29 m3. There is a 16Cum box body option available too.
The front suspension is semi-elliptic multi-leaf with an option of parabolic springs with shock absorber and ARV. At the rear is a non-reactive suspension with semi-elliptic. The tipper is fitted with 11R20, 11X20, 295/9R, 295/95D type tyres offering better fuel mileage and greater pickup and durability.
Ashok Leyland 4220 Tipper another heavy tipper in the 42T GVW category. The 4220 Tipper is also known as a 14-tyre heavy-duty tipper. Suitable for several including earthwork, coal, iron ore, sand, blue metal, road construction, river sand, etc. this tipper gets the H series, CRS with iGen-6 technology BS6 engine. It is capable of producing 200HP of power at a maximum 700 Nm of torque.
Ashok Leyland 4220 Tipper is equipped with a front suspension of non-reactive semi-elliptic multi-leaf, the parabolic spring is an option. The rear suspension is a non-reactive semi-elliptic. The 4220 tipper is available in Cowl, sleeper, value and premium factory-fitted cabins.
The 4225 tipper is identical to the 4220 sharing almost all the key aggregates and configuration. The only difference on this tipper that you get is the more powerful A-series engine of Ashok Leyland that produces 250hp of power at 900 Nm of torque. Essentially the same GVW tipper with more power for those customers who need a bigger tipper for highly critical projects.
The 3525 Tipper caters the 35T GVW category and is also known as 12-tyre, 4-axle tipper. The tipper gets Ashok Leyland’s A-series engine that produces 250hp of power at a peak torque of 900 Nm at1200-18000 rpm. The engine is tuned to a 9-speed gearbox. The front suspension is semi-elliptic multi-leaf, and the parabolic as an option. The rear suspension is bogie or NRS semi-elliptic type. The factory-fitted standard cabin is N- cay cabin. You can also select the more premium cabin. The tipping body comes in 16 m3, 18 m3, 22 m3 sizes. A multiple tyre configuration is available like the 295/90R20, 295/95D20, 11x20 16PR and 11R20 16PR
The 3520 Tipper is another option in the 35T GVW tipper segment that gets the lower power engine. Ashok Leyland is offering choice to the buyer with two different engine options. In the 3520 Tipper, you get an H-series engine that produces 200hp of power at a peak torque of 700 Nm at1200-1800 rpm. The engine is tuned to a 9-speed gearbox. The tipping body comes in 16 m3, 18 m3, 22 m3 sizes.
The 2825 Tipper is the top-end tipper in the 28T gross weight category with a more powerful engine. This 10-tyre, 3-axle tipper gets the A-series engine that produces 250hp of power at 900 Nm of torque, and for easier driving experience and greater mileage, the engine is tuned to an efficient 9-speed gearbox.
The tipper comes with standard N-type day cabin with tipping bodies options of 14 m3, 16 m3, 18 m3, 20 m3 sizes. A multiple tyre configuration is available of 295/90R20, 295/95D20, 11x20 16PR, 11R20 16PR and also 11x20 mine lug 18PR.
Another 28T GVW tipper from Ashok Leyland with a small size engine. The 2820 Tipper gets the 200hp H series engine that produces 700Nm of torque between 1200-2000 rpm and tuned to a 6-speed gearbox. The other configuration and specification are almost identical to its sibling the 2825 Tipper as they fall in the similar GVW category.
It is quite evident that Ashok Leyland has extensive tipper offering across key tonnage segments. The customer has a lot to choose across all categories with multiple engines, gearbox, tipper bodies and cabin options. The company has also equipped the tipper with the latest modern technologies that promise both productivity and performance, no matter what terrain the tippers are being deployed.