2528 BS-IV Highlights
December 19, 2019: The Bharat Benz range of Tipper trucks for the mining segment has found an excellent response for the market and this is why the company continues to grow its portfolio in the segment. Among the more popular of the Tipper range from the company is the Bharat Benz 2528 Tipper truck that caters to the sub-25-ton tipper market and has been a huge product for the company. The major reasons behind its success have been the global standard of build quality and engine performance that suits the rugged requirements of the segment. On the design front, the Bharat Benz 2528 features a dominant front fascia design with dual-chamber headlamps with LED. The company offers ABS as standard while there are anti-roll bars present on both axles. The interior is all black with touches of wood finish that provides a significant upmarket appeal to the cabin.
The engine powering the Bharat Benz 2528 is 6 cylinder 6373cc DE210BS4 unit with SCR technology that complies with the BS-IV emission standard. The newer BS-VI compliant engines are expected to arrive before April 1, 2020. The maximum power output from this engine is 285bhp coming in at 2200rpm while a whopping 1120nm of peak torque is made at a very low rpm range of just 1200-1600rpm. This amount of incredible power and torque is dealt with the company’s G131 type 9 speed manual gearbox that comes mated with a massive 430mm single dry plate clutch with clutch booster technology. Adding to the sheer prowess of the Bharat Benz 2528 is its Gradeability of a commendable 80% meaning it ca pretty much handle any extreme mining applications. The top speed is limited to 60kmph.
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Bharatbenz tippers are known as one of the most reliable and handy options on rugged terrains with their best-in-class performance supporting the fact too. The heavy and durable body, profitable mileage, longer service intervals and stylish aesthetics also play the part in making 2528 a perfect option to buy.
Talking about the applications, this tipper could be very handy to carry bulk materials like stones, coal and metal extracts. Also, the construction material like sand, cement and others can be transported too. With high payload capacity in the category, it has an definite edge over the contemporaries.
Engine - DE 205 Compression Ignition Type 6-Cylinder Inline BSIII Diesel
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) - 25,000 kg
Wheelbase - 4,375 mm
Power Steering - Yes
Engine and Performance
Bharatbenz 2528 produces a maximum power of 275 bhp @ 2,200 rpm and a very power torque of 1100 Nm @ 1,200 - 1,600 Nm with the help of its DE 205 Compression Ignition Type 6-Cylinder Inline 6,373 cc BSIII Diesel powerhouse. This much torque is more than enough to carry whatsoever load available without any hiccups.
Its top speed of 80 km/h and highly impressive gradeability of 62.7% make in climb the steeps like it runs on highways and supporting this act is 9-speed Mechanical Synchromesh gear transmission box with 395 mm diameter Single Dry Plate Hydraulic type Clutch with boosters.
Vehicle Built and Load Capacity
With the wheelbase of 4,275 mm and turning circle radius of 7,750 mm, 2528 moves easily on sharper turns and narrow roads. And, with overall dimensions of 7,830 mm, 2,550 mm and 3,540 mm for length, width and height respectively, makes it carry 31,000 kg Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) with no issues at all.
Available in body type options of CAB, 14 CuM and 16 CuM box, all kind of needs for any business owner get fulfilled. The 14 CuM box body has kerb weight of 11,100 kg which makes the payload capacity 13,900 kg, one of the highest in its category.
Handling and Suspension
The hydraulic power assisted steering with tilt and telescopic movement requires less input from driver and offer easy maneuverability on all type of surface. With driver getting less fatigue, the uptime gets a hike and hence more profit to owner.
For reducing jerk and bump effects during the drive, truck has been equipped with Parabolic type Leaf Springs with 2 Hydraulic Shock Absorbers as front and Inverted Semi Elliptical Bogie type as rear suspensions. Additional Anti-roll bar has also been fitted at both front and rear suspension units.
To stop the spinning of wheels on wet surfaces, the inter-wheel and inter-axle differential locks have been provided, which help in maintaining the momentum too. And getting 2528 to a balance drive position are Reverse Elliot type front axle and Fully Floating type Hub Reduction rear axle.
Braking and Safety
Bharatbenz 2528 has combination of Pneumatic Foot Operated Dual Line service brakes and Spring parking brakes that helps to stop the truck over short distances. Further guaranteeing the safety are its crash tested cabin, side impact beam, 3 piece steel bumper and 11.00 x 20 - 16 PR tyres with better grip.
Design and Comfort
As far as the designing is concerned, Bharabenz is known as a trendsetter and 2528 is no exception. Its aerodynamic design, beautiful lamps, overall structure and provisions to climb the cabin are very impressive.
The cabin has also been developed by following the same path and gets ergonomic design, 3-way adjustable driver seat, noise cut off, tilt movement, next generation instrument cluster, improved ventilation procedure, comfortable sleeper berth and twin driver seats.
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