Mahindra multi-axle haulage truck range: Detail Review
Published On Apr 10, 2020
Mahindra has some of the compelling haulage trucks in the heavy-duty rigid segment to take on the rivals. The segment is among the prominent category in the overall cargo truck for long-distance bulk volume movement for many critical industries.
The multi-axle haulage segment is one of the largest in the overall truck market in India. Also, haulage trucks are the mainstay of efficient long-distance transportation and logistics requirements. Indian trucks have now moved on from transporting typically overload cargo to more of rated loads. This was accomplished by the strict enforcement by authorities and also the fleet operators' preference for rated loads which help to maintain trucks better and also avoid damage to national infrastructure.
Haulage trucks carry rated load over the length and breadth of India, and reliability is at the heart of these trucks. Fleet-operators and individual buyers mostly value durability and reliability. Importantly, the service support of OEMs is also a crucial factor in buying any brand of trucks.
Mahindra Trucks and Buses (MTB) is the challenger brand in the medium and heavy-truck market in India, which is dominated by Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland and brands like Eicher and BharatBenz eyeing a market share. MTB has a reliable HCV range of trucks taking on the established rivals with the promise of superior mileage, reliability and industry best support to the customers.
MTB’s Blazo range covers every critical segment of the heavy-duty market including haulage, tractor-trailer and tipper. The Blazo X range of haulage trucks is equally compelling to enhance the productivity of the truck owner.
Like the rest of Blazo X offering, the multi-axle haulage trucks are designed and developed, keeping in mind the customer with fundamental characteristics of superior fuel efficiency, incredible reliability and highest service interval, thus ensuring the truck stays on the road most of the time.
The Blazo X has five most important offerings of Blazo X28, X35T, X42T, and X49T covering the most common tonnage segments.
The 28T GVW multi-axle haulage truck is targeted at sizeable transportation segments including construction material, engineering goods, refrigeration, tanker, fruits and vegetable, food grains among others. The truck promises a higher payload with overall superior built quality.
The Blazo X28 gets the 7.2 litre, high torque, mPOWER FuelSmart engine with multimode switches. The truck is equipped with a real-time (Live) driver information system, guaranteed better fuel efficiency, the modern, feature-rich improved cabin for higher productivity. The Blazo X28 is also available in rig cowl variant for customers who want to build a customized body.
Another critical multi-axle haulage product is the 35T GVW Blazo X35 truck. The 35T GVW category is an established one among fleet operators to carry voluminous cargo transportation in a variety of applications.
This Blazo X35, 4 axle trucks, is targeted at key cargo segments such as market load, construction material, refrigeration, tanker, boxes, barrels, engineering goods and many others. MTB also offers a variant with a lift axle for similar segments comprising bulker, tanker and market load, etc.
The Blazo X35 gets the 7.2 litre, high torque, 280 HP, mPOWER FuelSmart engine with multimode switches. The truck is equipped with a real-time (Live) driver information system, guaranteed better fuel efficiency, the modern, feature-rich improved cabin for higher productivity.
The five-axle erstwhile 37T rigid truck segment is the most popular and fastest-growing segment in India. It took-off nearly 5-6 years ago when companies looked at the need of the customers for a vehicle with maximum possible rated loads. The 37T segment becomes immensely popular with its economical operating cost with higher permissible cargo carrying capacities.
Truck maker recognized the importance of this segment, now every OEM offers a convincing product in this category to ride the wave of growth. The MTB’s Blazo X42 is 42T GVW truck suits perfectly for a customer looking for the highest payload rigid trucks.
This Blazo X42 is 5 axles truck comes into three variants, namely the tag axle, tag axle cowl, and pusher axle. The truck is ideal for carrying bulk cargo such as construction material, boxes, machinery, steel, container or tanker applications.
The six axles, 16-wheel Blazo X49, is the top GVW truck in India in the rigid segment. Again, companies are looking at offering a product which is most profitable and provide the benefit carrying more rated cargo which is volumes in nature.
Stricter enforcement of rated loads by authorities has compelled the fleet operator to consider the highest payload rigid trucks for some of the most critical and sensitive transportation of cargo. The MTB’s Blazo X49 ticks all the right boxes in offering both the highest payload and the promise of a superior fuel economy.
The Blazo X49 is 6 axles rigid truck comes in a cabin with cowl, almost identical technical configuration of the Blazo X42, the only advantage a truck owner gets is the higher payload. The truck is ideal for cargo such as tanker, bulker, container or flat trailer applications to carry construction, market load or industrial goods.
M&M has revealed its BS6 heavy-duty mPOWER and MDI Tech engines with fuel smart technology and robust aggregates in the Auto Expo 2020. To maintain the criticality and competitive advantage, the company’s engineers managed to retain over 90% of the parts of the erstwhile BS4 vehicles. The Blazo range of heavy-duty range containing haulage range will get this new powertrain making a seamless transition to BS6 emission.
To meet BSVI norms, MTB has used CRDe engines with the incorporation of world-class technologies such SCR, DOC, DPF and EGR, so that the BS6 vehicles are most modern in Indian commercial vehicle industry.
To ease for customer MTB has introduced the revolutionary Mahindra iMAXX telematics technology in the entire BS6 range. This is an intelligent fleet telematics solution enabled with IOT, AI & Machine Learning capabilities that can maximize returns for our customers.
All Mahindra heavy trucks come with the following promises:
- More mileage or promise of a truck back
- Truck back on-road in 48 hours
- 36 hours guaranteed turnaround at a workshop
- 2-hours service
- 250 critical spares at the dealerships
- Guaranteed availability of 150 fast-moving maintenance parts at Mparts plaza.