BharatBenz 4228R, 14-tyre rigid truck: Detail Review
Published On Feb 02, 2021
This five-axle, long-haul 42,000 kg gross weight truck is a powerhouse of performance and reliability. Does it have what it takes to challenge the strongly established rivals? In our in-depth reviews, we get into in and out of this massive truck to tell you what is on offer.
Over the last 8 years, BharatBenz has sold over 100,000 trucks that now run across Indian’s length and breadth, and the brand is continuing to gain traction with more and more new customers embracing its truck. BharatBenz trucks are now a common sites across Indian highways, logistics hubs and mining sites. The company has built a formidable portfolio of medium and heavy-duty trucks across key tonnage and applications segments that are available on sale right now.
BharatBenz heavy-duty long-haul trucks have gained a reputation with their performance and reliability on Indian roads and duty cycles. We deep dive into one of their strong products in the top-end long-haul category. The BharatBenz 4228R, the 42,000 kg gross weight truck that is also known as 14-tyre truck, this multi-axle rigid truck caters to some of the high-end cargo transportation needs including tankers, cement, parcel & general logistics, market load, Agri produce, non- POL tankers and industrial goods.
This particular segment has some strong trucks that includes Tata LPT 4225 Cowl, Tata Signa 4225.T and Ashok Leyland 4220 Eicher Eicher Pro 6042 and Mahindra Mahindra Blazo X 42. So what does BharatBenz 4228R offer to take on its peers? Well, there are a lot of features of performance, safety, and the company also promise reliability, competitive total-cost-of-ownership along with support across India. Lets get to them.
It all starts from the engine and power as this truck carries humongous and high-value cargo to really long distances. Thus, power and performance is a vital part of the truck's powertrain. With the new BS6 range, BharatBenz brings its globally proven SCR technology engines that are at the heart of its truck portfolio in India. Globally, the company has successfully deployed this technology that has proven millions of km across different driving and operating conditions, and the same experience now is provided to Indian customers. Also, all the truck comes with Profit Technology Plus that promise competitive total-cost-of-ownership.
The 4228R gets powerful OM 926 that produces the highest power of 280hp with peak torque of a whopping 1100 Nm of torque. For smoother driving experience and higher mileage, the engine is tuned to a 9-speed gearbox. According to BharatBenz says the engine is designed for higher efficiency, longer life and maximum power with optimal fuel consumption to help you run an efficient fleet that makes you superior revenue. Similarly, the G131 gearbox comes with optimal gear ratios that accelerate the gradeability and also fuel mileage by making sure the operating time of gear remains high. The 4228R is equipped with a soft cruse that not only makes sure of effortless driving but also helps in improved fuel mileage through intelligent gradient monitoring.
Strong & Durable Aggregates
The powertrain is complemented with equally high-quality aggregates such as the single dry plate hydraulic control 395m diameter clutch. The front suspension is parabolic type leaf spring with 2- hydraulic shock absorbers and the rear is balancer type semi-elliptical leaf spring. The service brakes are pneumatic type, foot-operated dual line with ABS, while the parking brakes are pneumatically operated hand control valve, both the front and rear axle brakes are drum type.
The anti-roll bar comes as a standard on the front and one at the rear axle, this helps in higher truck stability on application with a high centre of gravity. This makes the driver feel safe while cornering at high speeds. The turbocharger ensures a blend of air and fuel mixture that helps in fuel mileage, likewise, the carefully chosen axle ratios for best-in-class fuel efficiency and gradeability. The chassis frame is 8mm thick with high strength steel of E500 grade for greater durability and reliability.
Comfortable & Safe Cabin
A comfortable and safe sleeper cabin is a key aspect of this rigid truck. The truck operates on long-distance trips, and driver productivity is critical for higher utilisation of the truck. You look from any angle the exterior of the truck cabin looks classy and modern, hop-inside, you’re gets an immediate sense of a spacious cabin with a lot of storage spaces.
The driver is pampered with key comfort features such as heating, ventilation and AC, air suspended seats, music system, power windows, central locking and static steering for easy navigation during tighter turns. The driver can adjust the steering position by the tilt and telescopic steering system. On the dashboard a gear shift advisor to provide up and down indication of gears to ensure finer & ease of driving. For safety, you get a rear camera, driver state monitoring systems, seatbelt reminder, diffuser tailpipe and daytime running lights for vehicle visibility.
The cabin paint comes with 800 hours of UV testing for better paint reliability and longer life. Also, a 3-piece bumper offers safety along with lower repair cost with the possibility of changing the part that is damaged. To avoid failure of the engine, the truck is fitted with an inbuilt buzzer system that detects engine overspeeding through sudden downshifting of gears and provides an acoustic alarm to alter the driver, this prevents any damage to the engine.
Strong Cargo Body
The BharatBenz 4228R comes in cargo body length of 28ft with 6575 mm of wheelbase and overall length of 10992 mm. The ground clearance is 222 mm and gradeability of this mammoth truck is 29% and the turning circle diameter is 24m. To help you run this truck for longer duration and fewer breaks, the fuel tank is 330L along with a 60L Adblue tank capacity.
Furthermore, to help you run an efficient fleet, BharatBenz offers you digital tools such as the Truckonnect, an interactive web to get realtime truck data to monitor and study the truck performance.
You get a complete package that comprises modern features, a global technology and made-for-India truck in the BharatBenz 4228R. This colossal truck price ranges between ₹ 39.79 - ₹ 40.21 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi. Remember prices differ from each state and city, so check out the nearest BharatBenz dealership in your city or town on TrucksDekho, before you decide to visit one to check-out this promising truck.