Eicher Heavy-Duty Tipper Range explored
Modified On Jan 29, 2021 08:52 PM
Eicher is betting big on the overall medium and heavy truck segment with an expansive range of cargo trucks, tipper and prime-movers catering to all the vital segments. We review the company’s promising and robust heavy-duty tipper portfolio that has both a powerful and strong range of products. Can they take on the segment leaders? We find out.
India’s overall medium and heavy-duty truck market comprises cargo, tipper and prime-movers catering the long-haul cargo transportation and infrastructure, construction and mining segment. The M&HCV segment is not only the largest in terms of volume but also in values. Thus, OEMs focus on these critical segments with both strong products and overall superior total-cost-of-ownership. While the cargo rigid trucks and tractor-trailer largely depends on the underline economic activities, thus more prone to cyclicality.
In the overall heavy truck markets in India, the tipper category is one such segment that has been clocking sustained growth over the last few years offsetting the lack of demand in the cargo segment. This is largely attributed to the growing construction boom across the country, higher demand from the mining sectors across key states and the government's focus on infrastructure building. Furthermore, tipper demand remains steady as construction, infrastructure and mining demand is majorly driven by project work.
Reckoning the opportunity in the heavy-duty tipper segment OEMs have now offered not only reliable and strong tippers but tailor-made for the customer's precise application needs. Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland are the traditional key players in the HCV tipper category that is increasingly challenged by Eicher, BharatBenz and Mahindra. The medium and heavy-duty tippers category start from the 19T gross weight that goes up to 42T.
Eicher Tipper Range
Eicher Trucks is now increasing focus on the overall M&HCV truck market with a portfolio comprising cargo, tipper and tractor-trailers. Company’s all-new EUTECH6 trucks are offering a compelling ownership experience with performance, reliability and competitive total-cost-of-ownership. Recognizing the importance of tippers as a segment, the potential of a sizable volume that sells annually, the company has some of the best tippers. We review the company’s tipper range from 19-35T GVW to help you understand which one is best suitable for your business needs.
Eicher HCV tipper portfolio consists of the 19T GVW Pro Pro 6019T, 28T GVW Pro 6028T, Pro 8028XC, Pro 8028XM and 35T GVW Pro 8028XM. Let's look at each one of them in detail.
To offer the most efficient, powerful and reliable tripper that is made for Indian operating conditions and duty-cycles, all Eicher tippers are rigorously tested-at aggregates and components levels on and off-field in most tougher and harsh conditions. Moreover, what makes Eicher tippers even remarkable that every product is equipped with major technologies that further raises the appeal of this tipper.
Eicher has adopted its tipper with key technologies as the cruise control, fuel coaching, M-Booster+ and Eicher Live. All these features further amplify the performance that help you run them highly efficiently ensuring your business run incessantly with overall peaceful ownership experience.
In the highly competitive medium-duty sub 19T gross weight category, Eicher’s Pro 6019T promises reliability. According to Eicher, the Pro 6019T is built on key characteristics of greater uptime, higher revenue earning potential through more trips with the fuel-efficient and proven engine. At the heart of the performance of this tipper is the Eicher VEDX5 BS6 engine which is now highly refined that offers segment-leading power of 210hp with a peak torque of 825 Nm. To offer both power and performance at an optimal fuel-efficiency the engine is tuned to a 9-speed manual gearbox.
The Pro 6019T comes with the factory-fitted modern Eicher's signature roomy day cabin where you have AC as an option. The cabin is suitable for almost all types of applications and weather conditions ensuring that the driver stays comfortable and operates without much fatigue. To help carry higher material this tipper is offered with standards 7 Cum Rock, 8.5 Cum Box and 10.5 Cum Box tipping bodies.
In the key 28T gross weight multi-axle tipper category, Eicher brings the Pro 6028T, this is also known as 10-tyre tipper in the industry that is used for multiple applications on on-road and off-roads duties. The Pro 6028T is fitted with the fuel-efficient VEDX8 engine with a power of 250hp with a peak torque of 950 Nm, tuned to a -9-speed manual gearbox.
In this efficient workhorse tipper you get 14 Cum (Rock), 16 Cum (Box), 20 Cum (Box) sizes of cargo tipping bodies with strong 11x20 size tyres in nylon, mining and radial type.
The Pro 8028XC is Eicher’s premium tipper in the same 28T GVW category specifically targeted for mining applications. This giant tipper is capable of taking on the most demanding and tough operating needs in some of the most extreme mining conditions. To gain an edge in this premium segment, Eicher leverages the expertise of its partner and global truck makers Volvo to offer tailor-made tippers to its Indian buyers that are efficient & reliable that is at par with any glboal tipper.
The Pro 8028XC comes with the powerful VEDX8 engine that produces a whopping 300hp of power at 1200Nm of torque at 1200-1600 rpm. For smooth driving experience and superior mileage, the engine is tuned to an Eaton 9 speed gearbox.
Taking into account the demanding operating atmosphere, Pro 8028XC gets heavy-duty forged I-beam reverse Elliot type axle with a stabilizer bar at the front and heavy-duty single reduction tandem axle at the rear. Also, this tipper often works 24x7 in time-sensitive projects, thus productivity is highly critical, and to make sure the driver operates the tipper around the clock a comfortable AC sleeper cabin is what differentiates this tipper in its segment. Likewise, its 14 Cum rock, the 16 Cum box and 20 Cum box tipping bodies make it a highly useful vehicle. The minimum ground clearance of is 255m, the turning circle diameter is 16.3m and gradeability is 68% in crawler gear to climb steep mining terrain.
The Pro 8028XM is Eicher’s another premium 28,000 kg gross weight tipper for mining applications. This tipper is an identical twin of the Pro 8028XC with the only difference is the higher power engine and torque. If some of the customers have specific needs for a tipper that would perform tasks with speed and more efficiently with a powerful tipper.
The Pro 8028XM gets the familiar Eicher’s VEDX8 engine that produces a whopping 350hp of power at 1350Nm of torque, and Eaton 9 speed gearbox. Similarly, to carry higher volumes two tipping bodies are available on this tipper, the 16 Cum rock and 20 Cum box type.
The Pro 8035XM is Eicher’s highest tipper that comes in the top-end heavy-duty 35T gross weight category. This massive tipper designed and developed for the most challenging and demanding mining applications. In such applications, reliability and performance are highly critical for the tipper operators. The Pro 8035XM comes with 350hp of power and whooping 1350Nm of torque to take on any mining challenge.
To address the needs of various applications in the 35,000 kg GVW customers, the Pro 8035XM is offered in 16 Cum (Rock) 18 Cum (Rock), 20 Cum (Box) & 23 Cum (Box) body type. The wheelbase of this tipper is 5285mm, the minimum ground clearance of 308 mm, turning circle diameter of 21.1m and gradeability is superior 75% in crawler gear.
It is evident that Eicher has formidable offerings in the heavy-duty tipper segment that can take on any applications. The Pro series HCV tippers are second to none when it comes to the specification, aggregates and technologies, they make a really remarkable impression in almost every key elements. Are you looking to expand your fleet with an addition of tipper? In that case, you shouldn’t be missing out on Eicher strong tipper range.
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