Eicher Pro 6055 vs BharatBenz 5528TT: Specs Comparison
Published On May 17, 2021
In the fiercely competitive but fast-growing premium top-end 55T GVW tractor-trailer segment, both brands are eyeing a bigger play. Eicher and BharatBenz offer compelling products that are tech-laden, extremely efficient and productive to ship challenging and heavy cargo by offering competitive total-cost-of-ownership. What defines these premium trucks? We bring you all the details.
India’s heavy truck market continues to evolve with improving infrastructure and increasing truck average speeds. Regulatory and legislative initiatives such as the increased axle-load norms and introduction of GST has forever altered the transport and logistics sectors in India. This has fueled the demand for more and more heavy trucks-both multi-axle and tractor-trailers. The reason is purely economic, as higher tonnage trucks help fleet operators carry more cargo at a highly competitive price and much more efficiently. Trucks makers are now aiming to grow in this segment targeting specific demands of customers and offering tailor-made trucks to suit their needs.
While Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland continues to dominates the top-end truck market, other key players are challenging them with equally compelling trucks, two prominent players among them are Eicher and BharatBenz-with a new generation, strong, modern and highly efficient HCV truck portfolio that takes on the segment leaders. In the high-end, competitive but fast-growing 55T GVW tractor-trailer segment, Eicher and BharatBenz offer two key premium products, the Pro 6055 and 5528 tractor-trailers for heavy cargo shipments for applications including flatbed-trailer, container, tanker or even for over-dimensional cargo. If you’re in the market to buy one, then we compare them to help you make the right decision.
Impressive Top Trucks
Take a look at both these tractor-trailers, and you won’t miss the overall modern design, built quality and a strong road presence. The Pro 6055 and 5528TT-tractor-trailers are absolute top products in the respective companies line-up. This segment of the market is elite that is packed with the latest features, key technologies and performance characteristics.
To enhance fleet efficiency and offer the most productive truck, the Pro 6055 gets key technologies such as the M-Booster, cruise control, fuel-coaching for enhanced performance and also the telematics solutions Eicher Live for superior fleet management. Likewise, BharatBenz 5528TT comes with the Profit Technology Plus- which combines superior class fuel efficiency, safety & comfort, best reliability, lowest maintenance and connected solutions.
Efficient & Robust Powertrains
The on-road performance of the tractor-trailer is ensured by highly optimized, rigorously tested powertrain and aggregates. The Pro 6055 is equipped with a powerful VEDX8 engine that produces 260hp of power at a massive1000 Nm of torque, tuned to a 9-speed gearbox. The aggregates are 430 mm clutch, the front suspension of parabolic leaf spring with shock absorber and bell crank at the rear. The axle is a heavy-duty full-floating single reduction. The tyres are 11 R20 in the front & rear. Another key highlight is the cabin that offers comfortable driving and in-cabin experience for long-haul trips with a safe and strong sleeper berth to take rest and sleep during trips.
On the other hand, 5528TT comes with a BharatBenz proven OM 926 engine with a power of 280hp with striking 1100 Nm of torque and tuned to a 9-speed gearbox that helps in smoother driving and better fuel mileage. The clutch is 430 in diameter, the front suspension is a parabolic type leaf spring with 2- hydraulic shock absorbers and the rear one is bogie type. 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.
BharatBenz trucks in India are offered only in factory-fitted cabins, and so the 5528TT gets the familiar-looking comfortable and safe cabin with sleeper berth as this truck is mostly deployed for long trips. The driving is made easy by hydraulic power-assisted steering.
The Eicher Pro 6055 tractor-trailer is part of the all-new EUTECH6 technology, and suitable for applications like containers, auto-carriers, LPG bullets, and steel coils. Priced at ₹ 35.37 lakh this classy truck is among the best in the segment equipped with almost everything the customer would expect from a 55T GVW tractor.
The BharatBenz 5528TT gets a higher-powered engine and slightly more torque to make sure your cargo is To cater to the growing needs of the heavy-duty trailer segment, has 55528TT right at the top-end of the long-haul transportation segment. Prices of this giant tractor-trailer start from ₹ 37.65 lakh. To gain the confidence of discerning fleet operators and attract them, Eicher and BharatBenz aren’t just offering competitive price trucks but an overall package that includes the best after-sales service and 24x4 support across the length and breadth of India that includes breakdown and spare services. While both the trucks are similar on some key elements but differ on many, however, fair well when it comes to performance.
BharatBenz 5528TT with its higher power and torque score little high on certain areas, thus carries a premium over price than Pro 6055 but keep in mind, the prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi for both the trucks and they differ in each city and state, so visit the nearest showroom of each brand to explore the trucks in person, before you you zeroed on one.