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Product Review: Ashok Leyland 2820 BS6 haulage truck

Published On May 15, 2020By Trucksdekho Editorial Team

An impressive modular platform based BS6 portfolio, the firm aims to reaffirms its leadership in the vital medium and heavy commercial vehicle segment. The brand-new 2820 comes with a more powerful engine along with several features set to enhance productivity and profit for the customer.

The 28T GVW multi-axle rigid segment is among the prominent category in the heavy-duty trucks market in India. This category was moved from the 25T to 28T after the new axle-load norms came into effect, allowing the customer to carry more payload. The 28T truck category is among the largest in overall industry volumes and fiercely competitive.

These long-distance haulage trucks operate in many applications and transport cargo such as construction material, engineering goods, refrigeration, tanker, barrels, fruits and vegetables, food grains containers, boxes and open cargo bodies.

Ashok Leyland has been one of the leading players in this category with its popular and firmly established multi-axle trucks. The firm now aims to further consolidate its position with its new modular platform with multiple options of axle configuration, loading spans, cabins, suspensions, drivetrains on a single platform for a range of haulage trucks. 

The 2820 haulage truck is a key product for the long-distance haulage segment which now promises the best mileage- critical for the transporter, higher reliability and lower maintenance cost, new enhanced safety features, superior tyre mileage and the commitment of higher productivity, and hence more profit to the owner.

Let get into the details

The 2820 6x2 is a powerful 28T GVW truck that is offered with a choice of iGen6 series engines tailor-made for the customer’s cargo and different operating needs. This proven iEGR technology continues with the new BS6 engine that is efficiently tuned to higher power and torque with a flat torque curve for greater mileage.  

Compelling aggregates

Ashok Leyland trucks are familiar with a strong look and higher performance, the same DNA continues with the new generations’ trucks. To prove the performance, the aggregates are the most crucial. Hence, like its other products from the firm's portfolio, 2820 now comes with most modern and contemporary aggregates.

Unlike the earlier generation vehicle, 2820 get the more powerful 200HP,  refined H series 6-cylinder BS6 engine with maximum torque of 700 Nm. It is fitted with enhanced 6-speed synchromesh – 3 options and 8-speed synchromesh and 380 mm dia - single dry plate, organic clutch with an air-assisted hydraulic booster.

Interestingly, domestic OEMs had 180HP engines for this same truck, which was quite popular among truckers, but as the market evolves, with growing average daily speed, higher cargo capacities, OEMs moved to slightly higher power engines. This is an encouraging truck for trucks to become more efficient and productive.  

Considering the long-distance applications carrying bulk and heavy cargo, 2820 gets modern axles combination, the rear axle is Fully floating single speed rear axle with an option of  5.29 / 5.57 / 6.17:1 along with unitized wheel bearings. While the front axle is forged I section – reverse elliot type Optional in both unitized wheel bearing or anti-roll bar.

The suspensions are equally vital for higher performance, the front suspensions are semi-elliptic-multi leaf and the parabolic springs are optional while in the rear non-reactive suspension and slipper ended suspension optional. The brakes are Full air dual line with ABS and auto exhaust brake 

Load body options

New 2820 comes with cargo body options of 20 ft, 22 ft, 24ft, 26ft, 28ft, 30 ft and 32 ft. The wheelbase is 4700 mm, 5050 mm, 5450mm, 6000mm, 6300 mm and 6600 mm. 

The overall length of 8510 mm, 9110 mm, 9710mm, 10360 mm, 10960 mm, 11560, 11960mm, the overall width is 2750 mm across the cargo body options. Providing a choice to customers on selecting the cabin, 2820 comes in an economy cowl, economy cabin, value cabin and premium cabin and AC option on both cabins. The truck comes in cowl & chassis, cabin & chassis and full side deck and high side deck options.

This new 2820 haulage truck is pitched for a variety of applications such as market load, tanker, parcel, LPG cylinders and reefer among others.

Ashok Leyland has packed a punch in the new 2820 haulage trucks, and ready to take on the competition in this segment. Over to the customer now!

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