Eicher’s top-end tractor-trailer range explored
Published On Jan 17, 2022
Tractor-trailers have emerged as the key category in long-haul transportation in India, and Eicher offers some of the most powerful, fuel-efficient and highly advanced tractors in the industry. What makes them formidable in the fiercely competitive segment? We find out.
Travelling through the vast high network of India, you would never miss the gigantic tractor-trailer that pulls colossal trailers carrying huge rated cargo either in a container, flat-bed trailer or a humongous gas or oil tanker. It is a common sight on any highway as large fleet operators deploy these highly efficient vehicles to haul cargo across the length and breadth of India.
The need to carry higher cargo at extremely efficiently, cost-effective and safely by reaching on time is at the core of today’s dynamics cargo-logistics industry, and this has propelled the demand for tractor-trailers. What also has enabled the high demand of the trucks is India’s fast-paced, world-class highway network that has a pushed-up average daily speed of trucks. Besides, the implementation of GST and E-Way Bill, the emergence of hub-and-spoke model has benefited the transport industry in several ways, and as a result, more and more large fleet operators are now buying these tractor-trailers to accelerate the long-haul cargo movement.
Responding to the changing dynamic of the transport sectors, truck OEMs bring in trucks that are not only in high demand but also serve and fulfil the customers expectations at best. Like the rest of the key truck categories, the tractor-trailer segment is also highly competitive as OEMs want a piece of this growing market, and all of them offer compelling, tailor-made tractors that aim to enhance fleet, reduce cost and help profitability.
Eicher Trucks is among the key players within the overall truck market becoming a full-range player with a strong presence in the LMT segment and higher expansion into the profitable HCV segments. Besides the tippers and haulage trucks, the company offers some of the Industry powerful tractor-trailers. Are you looking to buy one? If yes, then read to know what makes Eicher one of the key contenders in this highly important category, and the next tractor into your fleet could be from the company.
The Pro 6040 is an entry-level, 40T GVW tractor that is equipped with a VEDX5 engine promising a higher mileage and reliable overall performance. Eicher says the Pro 6040 combines the superior power and torque well to pull all kinds of trailers with high efficiency and optimize productivity aimed at profitable operations. This highly capable tractors can be deployed in applications like steel coil, ISO container, car carrier, LPG cylinders, etc.
The Pro 6046 comes with important characteristics of performance, mileage and a competitive total-cost-of-ownership propositions which is what customers of this segment always prefer. The Pro 6046 gets Eicher’s reliable VED X8 that produces 250hp of power and a whopping 950 Nm of torque, making right fit for all the heavy pulling & lifting trailers. Then the tractor looks familiar with Eicher's elegant and stylish Pegasus cabin.
The Pro 6055 is the top-end 55T GVW tractor for some of the most heavy-duty applications like containers, market load, over-dimensional cargo, steel coil, cement, blue metal, coal and tankers. The Pro 6055 a 6x4 axle configuration is packed with a modern and proven VEDX8 engine that offers high power of 260hp and a whopping 1000 Nm of torque, so you don’t feel any lag in delivering your cargo no matter which terrain or operating conditions.
Pro 6055 (4x2)
Taking into account the diverse needs of customers and cargo type, Eicher offers another 55T GVW tractor which is Pro 6055 (4x2), as the name suggests with a 4x2 axle configuration. This heavy tractor is useful for similar shipments like market load, cement, tanker, steel coil, etc within different axle configurations if you want a lower-spec tractor.
The Pro 6055 is part of the same 55T category of tractors but what makes them different is the axle configurations. OEMs often try to bring in trucks that are targeted at specific application or fleet requirements so that the customers get to select the most precise vehicles for their business.
The Pro 8055 is the high-end, premium 55T GVW tractor for some of the most high profile applications. While, in the tonnage category, the Pro 8055 and Pro 6055 are the same but they cater to a totally different customers and applications in the heaviest cargo shipping. What sets the Pro 8055 tractor apart from the other Eicher tractors is the high power engines and aggregates-which is much inspired from Volvo Trucks global trucks.
The Pro 8055 is packed with the Industry’s top-spec that include the VEDX8 engine which produces high 350hp pf power at a massive 1350 Nm of torque making it the most powerful tractor in the company’s portfolio. The AC cabin and 9-speed gearbox ensure you get better mileage and driving comfort for long trips delivering high-value cargo on time with applications such as tip trailers, over-dimensional cargo and bulker.
All the tractors that Eicher offers across categories are fitted with standard technologies such as fuel coaching, M-Booster+, cruise control and Eicher Live, etc to enhance the overall performance, making them truly world-class in terms of technology and features. It is quite clear with the top-gun tractors, Eicher has robust and most contemporary products in this high stake, fast-growing and profitable category of giant trucks. So which is the most suitable for your fleet? You can explore specs, prices and key features of all the tractor-trailers on TrucksDekho before you decide to visit the Eicher showroom.