BharatBenz 2823R 6x2 haulage truck: Segment and feature explained
Published On May 06, 2020
The coveted multi-axle long distance haulage truck segment is a critical category in India’s trucking industry. Thus making it intensely competitive one with compelling product offering by OEMs.
The 28T GVW multi-axle rigid segment is among the most prominent and crucial in India’s long-distance haulage transportation industry. This erstwhile, 25T GVW multi-axle category before the new axle load norms came into effect as 28T GVW. The haulage trucks are always deployed in transporting bulk cargo in interstate movements and longer trips.
Post new axle load norms and BS6 emission, truck makers in India are bringing this new 28T GVW category trucks. While market leader Tata Motors is yet to come up with BS6 multi-axle truck in this category. Ashok Leyland and BharatBenz have already introduced the BS6 28T GVW truck as part of the portfolio rejig. The 28T truck category is among the largest in overall industry volumes and fiercely competitive.
The long-distance haulage trucks operate in several applications such as construction material, engineering goods, refrigeration, tanker, barrels, fruits and vegetables, food grains containers, boxes and open cargo bodies.
Every truck maker offers a persuasive product to woo the customers with the promise of reliability and customer support, both are critical in this segment of the industry. We take a closer look at BharatBenz’s offering into this segment the 2823R 6x2 BS6 haulage truck.
BharatBenz’s 2823R is the key product for the long-distance haulage segment with a whole lot of promising features, superior aggregates and commitment of performance. The company has updated the haulage trucks with intense market research and customer feedback, like the rest of its BS6 portfolio.
What’s on Offer?
The 2823T 6x2 is a powerful 28T GVW truck is equipped with BharatBenz profit plus technology built on five key pillars including superior fuel efficiency, higher safety and comfort, industry best reliability, lower maintenance and fully connected trucks. This is common across the BS6 portfolio of BharatBenz trucks along with a promise up to 10% higher fuel efficiency, 6% lower maintenance, 20% longer service intervals and 8 years of warranty on each truck.
BharatBenz trucks are known for their contemporary, modern and industry-leading combination of aggregates across the portfolio. Thus, the 2823R gets all key aggregates with the promise of performance in most challenging operating conditions, ensuring the customer earn more by being productivity and absolute minimal downtime.
The 2823R comes with all-powerful 230HP, 6-cylinder, BS6 engine with maximum torque of 850 Nm, this combination paramount for the long-distance duties of these trucks, the power and torque is adequate for almost every application and cargo demands. It is fitted with enhanced G85 gearbox which has 6 forward and 1 reserve mechanical, synchromesh gears. The single dry plate, hydraulic contro clutch is 395 diameters.
The service brakes are pneumatic foot-operated with dual-line ABS. Whereas the parking brakes are operated by hand control vale. The suspensions are another crucial aggregates for the truck, the front suspensions are parabolic type leaf spring with 2 hydraulic shock absorbers and the rear suspension balancer type semi-elliptical leaf spring. The steering comes with a hydraulic power-assisted type.
Multiple Load body options
The long-distance haulage segment often ships a variety of cargo such as heavy load, voluminous or bulk market load. Given the 28T GVW size of the trucks, carrying a higher load is essential for more profitable operation for truck owners. Every single time, the transporter looks to carry full-load of cargo, and therefore the cargo load body types are quite important.
BharatBenz 2823R comes with four different load body options of 24 ft, 28 ft, 31ft and 32ft. This truck gets a comfortable cabin in two options full sleeper and compact sleeper. The customer gets a choice of the cabin as per vehicle usage. In performance, the 2823R is quite impressive with 23.5% of gradeability and maximum speed in 80 km.
The 2823R is a promising product from BharatBenz which takes on highly competitive rivals in these critical 28T GVW trucks. Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland are the leaders in the segment which is now challenged by Volvo Eicher and Mahindra & Mahindra by equally competitive products offering.
BharatBenz has also been able to make a significant mark in this segment in the BS4 regime, however, post-axle-load norms change and BS6 emission, the market dynamics have changed quite a lot. It is interesting to observe how this segment pan out once the economy gets back after the health crisis.
You will get to read everything right here for sure. Until then check out this truck at the nearest BharatBenz dealerships.