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Top 10 medium-duty haulage trucks in India

Published On May 18, 2022By Trucksdekho Editorial Team

The 19-tonne GVW trucks, also known as 6-tyre rigid fall under the medium-duty category are vital for long haul/regional logistics/cargo transportation. Top brands offer some of the most heavily equipped trucks in the segment that are key for any progressive fleet. Which are the top ones that you can buy right now? We find out.

 

The haulage trucks are at the heart of cargo/logistics transportation in India moving bulk shipments across India. These rigid trucks are a vital part of large fleets, individual truck entrepreneurs and big size transport/logistics companies. The haulage trucks often provide the necessary flexibility in deploying them in a wide range of applications, cargo bodies, full/part/sundry goods/market load and special applications. 

The importance of haulage trucks in the overall truck market in India means there are major categories of these trucks. After the new-axle load norms, the 19-tonne GVW truck became the medium-duty entry-level truck in the heavy multi-axle haulage cargo trucks. The medium-duty trucks are also fondly called 6-tyre trucks in the local transport language which carry a payload of 12-13-tonne in a variety of sizes and shapes. Over the years, these medium-duty trucks have evolved in terms of technology, features, key applications and also overall performance. 

Fleet customers/logistics companies are demanding a lot from their trucks to make the fleet productive and modern, hence to serve these customers all the top truck brands are offering 19-tonne/medium-duty trucks that are tailor-made to the customer's needs, also versatile, flexible and importantly, offer the key benefits in performance, features, technologies and competitive running cost. There are quite a few trucks that shine in this category, and if you want to know this extensive segment of India’s trucks, then we help you. Here are the top 10- trucks in this category that you can buy right now to expand your fleet. 

1) TATA LPT 1918 COWL

The medium-duty light cargo truck ranking starts from market leader Tata Motors' popular LPT 1918-the Cowl variant which is the first choice of the customers in the category. What makes it impressive is the reliable 5.6L engine from Cummins producing higher torque with a 3-mode fuel economy switch and gearshift advisor for superior efficiency and ease of driving.

This medium-duty truck is suitable for applications such as the fully built options like high side deck, drops downside deck, fixed side deck, container and reefer and customizable special applications.

2) Ashok Leyland 1920

Offering a strong truck in the category is the Ashok Leyland with its 1920 haulage truck in 4x2 axle configuration that promises the key performance elements to help your fleet with that necessary edge in the hyper-competitive world by superior mileage, lower maintenance cost and also equipped with modern features and key technologies.

You can buy this truck in different cargo body lengths, cowl and also with Ashok Leyland factory-fitted cabin options. 

3) Eicher Pro 3019

Another legendary truck in this coveted category is Eicher Pro 3019, equipped with Eicher smart & efficient E494 reliable engine.

Eicher fitted this truck with modern features for redefining levels of efficiency and profitability to help you run an efficient fleet at the highest optimal levels, reduce your cost and help you earn higher revenue every single trip. 

4) BharatBenz 1917R

Making a strong statement in this category is the BharatBenz modern 1917R cargo truck that is taking on the well-established rivals. The BharatBenz 1917R gets a powerful engine combining the power and torque to take on all the medium to long-haul cargo/logistics shipping needs. This truck is capable of taking on heavy and bulk cargo efficiently with its highly tuned powertrain and robust aggregates.

BharatBenz claims the 1917R cargo truck incurs the lowest maintenance and long durability, providing a superior ownership experience. This truck is offered in a flexible customized solution to suit a wide range of applications in the cargo delivery market.

5) TATA ULTRA 1918.T

Another Tata truck in the category is the all-new modern and stylish Tata Ultra 1918.T which is bigger, bolder and better. With 18,500 kg of GVW, this medium-duty truck allows you to carry over 12,000 kg of payload with 20ft high side deck variants.

Besides the robust powertrain and aggregates, this truck gets the feature-packed safer, factory-fitted new generation ULTRA cabin in a sleeper and non-sleeper versions across multiple deck lengths and cargo bodies options.

6) Eicher Pro 6019

Eicher offers another top truck option in this category the Pro 6019 packed with its efficient and reliable VEDX5 engine. This medium-duty truck is designed to provide the best performance in some of the toughest, challenging operating cycles without compromising mileage and durability.

Taking into account that this truck takes long-haul trips, a sleeper cabin is standard with enough room and storage space. You can buy this truck in two wheelbases, the 4300 mm and 4800 mm in cabin and chassis, high side deck, and cabin and cowl options in different lengths. 

7) Ashok Leyland Boss 1920

If you want a modern and new generation Ashok Leyland truck in the 19T GVW category, then the Boss 1920 is for you. This stylish and contemporary truck combines the strength and ruggedness of a truck with the comfort of a car. Equipped with the powerful 200 HP engine to take on all kinds of cargo deliveries promising best mileage, pickup, greater turnaround time and lower maintenance cost.

Ashok Leyland's in-house Boss cabin makes your every trip comfortable, safe and more productive with its innovative and thoughtfully designed sleeper cabin. The spacious cabin offers a sense of relief and the luxury of stretching with ease. It is available in various sizes of high side deck load bodies.

9) TATA LPT 1918 5L TURBOTRONN COWL 

Tata LPT 1918 5L Turbotronn Cowl is another familiar truck in the category that you can buy that blends the technologically advanced and market-proven aggregates like TATA 5L 4 cylinder fuel intelligent turbotronn engine with 2 mode fuel economy switch and gear shift advisor, high economy drivetrain. A new value feature pack allows the customers to enjoy the benefits of eclectically chosen vehicle features for enhancing fuel economy, productivity, serviceability, safety and driving comfort.

The truck is designed for application-specific fully built options like high side deck, drops down the deck, fixed side deck, container and reefer and customizable special applications.

10) Ashok Leyland 1916 HH- 4×2 haulage 

Another Ashok Leyland truck in this category is the 1916 HH in 4x2 configuration, specifically designed for 14 KL POL tankers. It is available in cowl chassis in 2 loading span options with cabin and body can be fully customizable. It offers the best-in-class payload with a tried and tested 150hp engine. 

It is evident that the 19-tonne GVW haulage truck category has a wide range of choices available to pick up, you get to choose from all kinds of variants, cargo bodies length and applications. Each truck comes with a distinct advantage with an option of customization to suit your fleet. 

 

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  • Tata LPT 1918 Cowl
    Tata LPT 1918 Cowl
    ₹ 23.37 - ₹ 24.33 Lakh*
    • Power 186 hp
    • GVW 18500
    • Mileage -
    • Engine 5600
    • Fuel Tank 365
    • Payload -
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  • Tata LPT 1918 5L Turbotronn Cowl
    Tata LPT 1918 5L Turbotronn Cowl
    ₹ 23.05 - ₹ 24.10 Lakh*
    • Power 177 hp
    • GVW 18500
    • Mileage -
    • Engine 5000
    • Fuel Tank 365
    • Payload -
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  • Eicher Pro 6019T
    Eicher Pro 6019T
    ₹ 30.96 - ₹ 30.99 Lakh*
    • Power 210 hp
    • GVW 18500
    • Mileage -
    • Engine 5131
    • Fuel Tank 220
    • Payload -
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  • Eicher Pro 3019
    Eicher Pro 3019
    ₹ 25.15 - ₹ 28.17 Lakh*
    • Power 180 hp
    • GVW 18500
    • Mileage -
    • Engine 3800
    • Fuel Tank 190
    • Payload -
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  • Ashok Leyland 1920 4x2
    Ashok Leyland 1920 4x2
    ₹ 23.92 - ₹ 24.88 Lakh*
    • Power 200 hp
    • GVW 18500
    • Mileage -
    • Engine 5660
    • Fuel Tank 375
    • Payload -
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  • Tata Ultra 1918.T
    Tata Ultra 1918.T
    ₹ 26.35 - ₹ 27.59 Lakh*
    • Power 177 hp
    • GVW 18500
    • Mileage -
    • Engine 5000
    • Fuel Tank 225
    • Payload 12000
    Talk To Dealer
  • BharatBenz 1917R
    BharatBenz 1917R
    ₹ 24.12 - ₹ 28.30 Lakh*
    • Power 167 hp
    • GVW 18500
    • Mileage -
    • Engine 3900
    • Fuel Tank 215
    • Payload -
    Talk To Dealer

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