Jan 4, 2019: AMW bringing a more powerful tipper truck every now and then isn’t anything new. Following the same norm, the 2528 TP takes the standard a bit higher with its amazing gradeability of 61%. It also boasts on a very powerful 6.7-litre engine that makes a whopping 267 bhp of power at 2,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 970 Nm that comes at just 1,200 rpm.
The tiltable sleeper cabin has a sleeper and a powerful air-conditioning too. However, it has a low payload capacity of just 12,050 kilograms. The ground clearance stands at a decent 285 mm.
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AMW truck have been one of the famous truck makers in Indian market for quite some time now. The product list spans over various categories like tippers, long hauls, cabs and others. One of the famous tippers among the fleet is 2528 TP, which for its power packed performance, durable parts, aerodynamic design and best in class mileage.
The tipper is a fit for doing all the hard work at the constructions sites, drilling areas and other heavy load moving areas. The overall rigid frame structure has also played an important to ensure the safety on higher grounds and its best in class load carrying capacity is too an advantage.
Engine - Cumins - 6 DI Turbocharged After Cooled
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) - 25,000 kg
Wheelbase and Turning Radius - 4,300 mm and 4,405 mm
Power Steering - Yes
Engine and Performance
Fitted with Cumins - 6 DI Turbocharged After Cooled 6.7 Litre 6,700 cc 6-Cylinder inline BSIII engine, it produces 267 bhp power @ 2,500 rpm and a peak torque of 970 Nm @ 1,200 - 1,700 rpm. With near 1000 Nm torque at such wide range of RPM, 2528 TP is definitely a truck to go with in harsh conditions.
Also, the 9-Speed Synchromesh gear transmission box makes it able to hit a top speed of 74 km/h, but the impressive figure is 61% gradeability, which is more than enough for any Indian terrain. The Setco Single Plate Diaphragm Type 395 mm diameter clutch too helps to make the overall transmission process smoother.
Vehicle Built and Load Capacity
Available only in 4,300 mm wheelbase options, the overall length, width and height dimensions of 2528 TP are 7,085 mm, 2,370 mm and 2,770 respectively. Also, the shorter turning circle radius of 4,405 mm helps it negotiate the curves easily. The body types available are 14 CuM Scoop Type and 16 CuM Box Type.
With overall Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) 25,000 kg that is made up of 12,950 kg kerb weight and 12,050 kg payload, it sits 285 mm above the ground. The GVW is one of the highest in class and is perfect for most of the applications.
Handling and Suspension
Ensuring the low input and higher output, AMW has offered Adjustable Power Steering with Double UJ having a steering wheel ratio of 2.4:1 and diameter of 475 mm. With ease of maneuverability, drivers get less fatigued too.
Coming down to suspension, there are Semi Elliptical Leaf Springs with Shock Absorbers at front and Fully Articulated Inverted Semi Elliptical Leaf Springs on Tandem Bogie Trunnion & Torque rods at rear. The Forged I Section Reverse Elliot Type front axle and Fully Floating Tandem Hande Hub Reduction rear axle also chips in to provide needed drive balance on and off the road.
Braking and Safety
2528 TP gets Dual Circuit Full Air service brakes, Spring Actuated parking brakes on rear wheels and a separate butterfly type engine exhaust brake to stop the truck anywhere anytime. Its 11.00 x 20 - 16 PR tyres are too been developed specifically for construction and mining sites.
Further safety has been taken care with the use of HSLA Steel for frame which has a strong Ladder Type Bolted Cross Member structure. The inner section of frame is 7 mm thick, which ensures that passengers stay safe in case of any mishap and accidents. Also, the whole body is steel welded, providing more robustness and strength.
Design and Comfort
AMW has also given some thoughts to the design part and 2528 TP has good aesthetics as the result. The overall design is aerodynamic with new headlamps and revamped grille with radiator.
The company believes in offering comfort as standard not as an option and hence has provided AC as the standard feature. Apart from that, there is sleeper berth, adjustable driver seat, driver information display and other features to make the long trips easy and cozy.
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