Sept 4, 2019: It is a heavy commercial truck that can be used for construction sites. It can transport a maximum GVW of 25000Kgs and comes with both 16 Cu.M Box Tipper and 14 Cu. MScoop Tipper. This truck flaunts Dual chamber headlamps with LED, Fuel Theft protection device, anti-roll bars on both axles and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). It comes with a completely black interior with wooden finishing that provides a premium appeal to the truck.
Talking about the powertrain, it gets a 6.3-liter DE210BS4 engine that puts out 281 hp of maximum power and 1120 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 9 Speed G131 gearbox. To take care of the suspension duties, it gets heavy-duty bogie suspension. It is fitted with a massive 290 liters fuel tank. It offers best-in-class turning diameter of just 15.5m to tackle the difficult corners.
Fuel Tank 290
Fuel Tank 290
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.
Driving this truck around a purpose-built-track was more fun than I had anticipated. Firstly, you’re acutely aware of the fact that you’re in charge of something this big. But thanks to the encouragement from the Daimler expert sitting next to me, it felt almost as easy as driving a (quite) large SUV. The cabin, which had the optional air conditioning unit fitted, has just one row of seats that can accommodate three (really tall) people. The truck can be shifted from Manual to Automatic at just the press of a button – which is easily accessible. The manual pattern is required when the conditions are demanding. Otherwise, the automatic works just fine.
D-186, Okhla Indl. Area, Okhla phase 1, Near Anand maai Marg, New Delhi
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