Jan 14, 2019: The AMW 3518 TR cowl is ideal for long hauls while carrying huge cargo containers. And since it is the perfect match for cargo carriage, the gradeability is slightly on the lesser side at 16%. It does have a very high gross vehicle weight of 35,200 but provides an equally high payload capacity of 30,170.
However, when you opt for the body on chassis cowl, the air-conditioning becomes an optional feature, though the sleeper configuration is still found. It has both fog lamps as well as seat belts on its cowl.
It has the 5.9-litre BS-III compliant engine that can churn out a maximum power of 175 bhp at 2,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 675 Nm, which comes at just 1,500 rpm. Power is transmitted to the wheels via a 6-speed gearbox.
Diesel 178bhp @ 2500rpm,675Nm @ 1500rpm,Manual
With many automobile brands coming to Indian market, AMW has been able to carve a niche for itself on behalf of its powerful and good-looking product portfolio. The company has many trucks in its fleet under different body types like tractor, tipper, heavy duty, box body and others.
One of the famous trucks AMW has in tractor category is 3518 TR which is famous for its high load carrying capacity and power packed performance. Able to used for many applications, this truck’s faster turn around time and ability to go for ling trips definitely makes it a perfect buy.
Engine - Cummins B 5.9 Turbocharged Aftercooled Direct Injection Diesel BSIII
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) - 35,200 kg
Turning Radius and Turning Radius - 3,100 mm and 6,350 mm
Power Steering - Yes
Engine and Performance
Backed with Cummins B 5.9 Litre 5,883 cc 6-Cylinder Inline Turbocharged Aftercooled Direct Injection Diesel BSIII engine, it belts out a maximum power of 178 bhp @ 2,500 rpm and a peak torque of 675 Nm @ 1,500 rpm. With these power number, it is one of the few trucks available in the market which can not only pull the load easily but accelerate faster too.
Coming to the speed, it could hit a top speed of 77 km/ with Real Axle Ratio (RAR) of 6.17 and 70 km/h with RAR 6.83. Also, the gradeability quotient of 18.90% makes it a easy going on steeps. These numbers are achieved by the smooth power and gear transmission carried out with its 6-Speed Synchromesh Eaton gearbox and 380 mm diameter Single Dry Plate Coil Spring Type Hydro Pneumatically Operated clutch.
Vehicle Built and Load Capacity
Having wheelbase of 3,100 mm and turning radius of 6,350 mm, 3518 TR is relatively easier to take turns and move around. Overall length, width (CAB) and height (CAB) of the truck are 2,890 mm, 2,475 mm and 2,700 mm. Also, its 240 Litre fuel tank capacity enables it to go for longer trips and BSIII emission norms compliance keep the trips environment friendly.
Coming to the load carrying, it could lift up Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 35,200 kg with kerb weight of 5,030 kg and payload capacity of 30,170 kg. With this much weight, the truck stands at decent 280 mm above the ground which is quite enough to dodge all the speed breakers.
Handling and Suspension
Ensuring the easy maneuverability on any give road and keep drivers fresh of fatigue, AMW has fit Integral Power Steering with adjustable movement and Double UJ of 475 mm diameter in 3518 TR.
The suspension units of this truck comprises Semi Elliptical Leaf Springs at front and rear both with Heavy Duty Double Acting Hydraulic Shock Absorbers on front and an extra helper spring at rear to get more sound drive. Its Forged I beam Reverse Elliot Type front axle and Fully Floating Single Speed Hypoid Gear rear axle also chip in to get needed drive balance.
Braking and Safety
The set of Dual Circuit Full Air service brakes, Spring Actuated parking brakes on rear axles and Butterfly Type engine exhaust brakes work in tandem to stop the truck in all conditions, that is; high speed, full load, rough terrains, etc.. Further safety concerns have been taken care of by using high strength lab tested material, seat belts, fog lights and strong chassis structure.
Design and Comfort
Being a long haul tractor trailer, there is nothing much to describe or talk about the truck’s aesthetics, however, the company has managed to make it look better then regular contemporaries. The wider wind shield, new gen headlamps, aerodynamic design and tweaked radiator grille are a few things to notice.
The cabin too has been offered with basic requirements fulfilled like provision for AC, though optional, standard but adjustable driver seat, comfortable sleeper berth and updated instrument cluster.
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