Tata K.14 Ultra Tipper: Full Details
Modified On Dec 13, 2022 11:50 AM
India’s first AC Tipper in the 14-tonne GVW category
Tata Motors always takes a lead in offering innovative trucks with leading features and technologies to Indian buyers. Continuing with its unique offering, the company recently introduced the K.14 Ultra tipper in the ICV category with air-condition cabin- a first in the Indian CV industry, based on the modern and stylish Ultra platform. This is an attempt to offer comfort, and convenience to the driver as the tipper often operates under challenging operating cycles.
This all-new 14-tonne GVW tipper is suitable for multiple applications such as sand, soil, bricks, stones, building, and construction material, etc. We take a look at some of the top features of this new-generation tipper that should be on your radar.
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Stylish Ultra Cabin
First and foremost, the day cabin is a standout feature of the K.14 Ultra tipper. You get an AC cabin with 4- blowers, a premium interior, a 45-degree tillable cabin, a dash-mounted gear level, and a lot of storage and utility spaces with bottle holder and foldable armrest. The Ultra is crash tested meeting European safety norms with a smoother feel inside as the NVH levels are lower, and insulation from heat and noise.
Get inside, and you will find comfortable seating with a mechanically suspended 3-way adjustable seat made of Melba Fabric for better comfort both in summer and winter. The cabin can take a driver and two co-passenger quite comfortably with a bucket seat for the driver, and bench seating for the co-passenger. There is also a height-adjustable driver seat, integrated headrest, and armrest in the centre for lesser driver fatigue making the cabin extra comfortable.
Powerful Engine and Aggregates
The K14.Ultra tipper is fitted with Tata Motors' new generation 3.3L engine that comes with a promise of higher life, improved reliability, and also lower maintenance cost. Tata Motors says, the engine-enhanced drivability helps in lower-end torque and flat torque range, this also aids in mileage gain.
Tippers are always performed in the most challenging duty cycles, and hence durability and reliability are extremely critical. Thus top aggregates with quality inspire confidence in the tipper, and here the K.14 Ultra tipper scores quite well. With the single reduction hypoid gears, fully floating axle shafts, and ladder-type frame with thick riveted cross members, the chassis frame is made with high-strength steel with high tensile strength, the strongest chassis in its class. The single-piece frame for engine mountings, and serrated coupling flange propeller shaft for better reliability and maintenance. Efficient breaking, smoother suspension, and an E-Viscous fan improve the performance and mileage of the vehicle
Packed with Modern Tech
What also impresses about this tipper is Tata Motors' all-new multi-display electronic cluster with analog as well as a digital display that helps the driver with key vehicle information during the trip and overall vehicle usage. For example, information about fuel, water, low, air pressure, speed, brake, seat, belt, temperature, economy, assistance, time, neutral position, DPF lamp, DEF level, DEF reserve indicator, SCR malfunction, service reminder, trip-based fuel economy, distance to empty, driver message screen for any malfunction, driving mode lamps, Overspeed warning lights, power take-off sign, etc. This list essentially covers almost every aspect of the vehicle and thus makes it effortless to run and maintain the tipper.
Comfort and Connected Features
Another unique characteristic of this tipper is Tata Motors' connectivity solutions. On the dashboard, there is a DPF filtration/generation on & off switch and also a driving mode selection switch. Then the internal connectivity feature includes the in-built music system with speakers from Blaupunkt, a high-speed USB mobile charger, and a new multi-function ergonomic instrument cluster. A gear shift advisor.
Furthermore, the tipper is equipped with a bigger 9 x 20 tube tyre which adds higher torque to the wheel. The less rolling resistance means better mileage along with easier steerability & better driving comfort. The brakes are air-type with standard ABS.
Then a single key operation of the tipper means comfort and ease for the driver, also, to get easily in and out of the cabin there is a convenient step to the topper along with an overall stylish look in sync with body design and curves. The headlamps are stylish with clear lens lamps and tail lamps are integrated with LED lamps, a first in the Indian CV industry.
Tata Motors is offering quite an exhaustive list of features on this tipper which is also equipped with an improved powertrain, and a lot of features for ease and comfort, making it a highly aspirational tipper in the category. The arrival of this tipper signals yet another big step forward by Indian OEMs towards modernizing trucks that promise to step-up performance, productivity, and overall efficiency of the fleet and help truck/tipper owners earn a higher return on their investment.
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