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Tata Ace HT Plus vs Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini: Which Is Better?

Modified On Jul 05, 2023 07:44 PMBy Dheeraj Nair

We compare two high-performance and robust mini trucks, the Tata Ace HT Plus and Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini, in a specification comparison to decide which truck is the better package.

 

 

Tata Motors is a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in India thanks to its Ace range of trucks that are known for their versatility and robustness. Launched back in 2005, the Tata Ace truck revolutionised the trucking industry and soon, the Ace range became a popular choice for entrepreneurs and cargo transport businesses.

 

However, in 2017, Mahindra decided to contend with the likes of the Tata Ace range by launching the Supro Minitruck. This drove in divided opinions regarding which truck is the best. To settle this debate once and for all, here is a Tata Ace HT Plus vs Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini spec comparison. Read on:

 

Tata Ace HT Plus vs Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini: Powertrain

 

Vehicle 

Tata Ace HT Plus

Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini 

Engine

800cc

909cc

Gearbox

5-speed manual gearbox

4-speed manual gearbox

Power 

34.8hp @ 3750rpm 

26.01hp @ 3600rpm 

Torque

85Nm @ 1750-2750rpm 

58Nm @ 1200-3000rpm 

 

The Tata Ace HT Plus is powered by an 800cc, BS6-compliant diesel engine that produces 34.8hp at 3750rpm and 85Nm at 1750-2750rpm. This high-torque engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

 

On the other hand, the Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini comes with a 909cc diesel engine that produces 26.01hp at 3600rpm and 58Nm at 1200-3000rpm. This engine is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.

 

Compared to the Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini, the Tata Ace HT Plus has higher torque output. This theoretically means the Tata Ace HT Plus which produces higher torque at lower rpm should deliver better haulage ability from a standstill.

 

Ideally, a small commercial vehicle should have higher torque output at lower rpm for better haulage capacity. The Tata Ace HT Plus seems to have this upper hand compared to the Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini.

 

However, due to the lower torque and horsepower output, the Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini truck should deliver higher mileage than the Tata Ace HT Plus. But theoretically, the Tata truck does have a 5-speed transmission to improve mileage. 

 

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Brakes And Suspension

 

The Ace HT Plus comes fitted with disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the rear for efficient braking and lower brake wear and maintenance. The front suspension consists of a parabolic leaf spring while the rear houses a semi-elliptical leaf spring.

 

Vehicle 

 

Tata Ace HT Plus

Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini 

Brakes 

Disc/Drum brakes 

Disc/Drum brakes 

Front Suspension 

Parabolic leaf spring

Leaf springs

Rear Suspension

Semi-elliptical leaf spring

Leaf springs

 

On the other side, the Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini is equipped with disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the rear and an auto adjuster for better stoppage ability and lower brake wear. The front and rear consist of standard leaf springs.

 

Ideally, here the Mahindra mini truck should have lower brake wear and maintenance requirements compared to the Tata Ace HT Plus because the Mahindra truck gets an auto adjuster additionally which adjusts brake pads and brake balance to reduce brake wear.

 

Weight & Dimensions: Tata vs Mahindra

 

The Tata Ace HT Plus has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) rating of 1950kg and a payload of 900kg. It comes with a wheelbase of 2250mm, a minimum ground clearance of 160mm, and a gradeability of 36 percent. The truck also gets a 30 litres fuel tank.

 

Vehicle 

Tata Ace HT Plus

Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini 

GVW

1950kg

1975kg

Wheelbase Options

2250mm

1950mm

Fuel Tank Capacity

30 litres

30 litres

Payload 

900kg

900kg

Ground Clearance

160mm

170mm

 

Meanwhile, the Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini truck has a GVW rating of 1975kg and a payload of 900kg. It comes with a wheelbase of 1950mm and a ground clearance of 170mm. It gets a 30 litres fuel tank.

Compared to the Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini, the Tata Ace HT Plus has a longer wheelbase. This ideally should help the Tata mini truck deliver better stability and offer improved ride comfort.

The Tata Ace HT Plus also has a slightly lower gross vehicle weight (GVW) compared to the Supro Profit Truck Mini. This lower weight should contribute to better acceleration for the Tata Ace HT Plus. However, the Mahindra truck has a higher ground clearance compared to the Tata truck. This higher ground clearance should help the Mahindra mini truck tackle rough roads and tough terrain with ease.

Which Truck To Choose?

 

The Tata Ace HT Plus comes with a more powerful powertrain compared to the Mahindra truck. The Tata mini truck also has a longer wheelbase and lower GVW compared to the Mahindra mini truck, for better ride quality and higher acceleration.

The Tata mini truck is even offered at a lower price than the Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini. The Tata mini truck comes at a price of Rs. 4.21 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Mahindra truck is offered at Rs. 5.71 lakh (ex-showroom).

Nonetheless, the Mahindra mini truck comes with more premium cabin space and higher mileage. The Mahindra mini truck delivers 23.30kmpl, while the Tata mini truck only manages to deliver 18kmpl (tentative mileage).

Hence, if you are looking for a high-mileage truck, then the Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini might be the right choice for you. On the other hand, if you are in search of a powerful mini truck, then there are no two ways about it, it's the Tata Ace HT Plus that you should opt for.

Verdict:

The Mahindra Supro Profit Truck Mini is for those looking for an affordable, high-mileage, and feature-rich mini truck. The Mahindra mini truck also has an identical payload capacity to the Tata Ace HT Plus and better ground clearance. All in all, it is perfect for buyers looking to maximize profitability with better fuel efficiency.

Meanwhile, the Tata Ace HT Plus is for those specifically looking for more power to take on gradients easily and handle heavy loads without any difficulties. It is for those looking to take on tough roads and challenging fleet operations like a breeze and maximize profitability through higher powertrain performance.

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