March 01, 2017: BharatBenz 3128 is a tipper truck offered for applications in the construction and mining industry. This 31,000 kg heavy tipper offers a handsome payload capacity of 16,800 kg. Ex-showroom price of this tipper starts from INR 34 lakhs only. BharatBenz 3128 is powered by a 6.4 Litre 6,373 cc DE205 6-Cylinder BS-III Diesel engine. This engine can produce a maximum of 275 bhp power and 1,100 Nm of maximum torque. It is only available in one wheelbase option (5,175 mm) and box body type. Its cabin features include optional AC, sleeper berth, 3-way adjustable seats, driver information display and more. Decent 47.30 percent gradeability and power steering are some of the USPs of the truck.
BharatBenz 3128 Price List (Variants)
|BharatBenz 3128 5175/18 CuM/FBV/Box BodyEXPIRED|
BharatBenz Trucks Dealers in New Delhi
D-186, Okhla Indl. Area, Okhla phase 1, Near Anand maai Marg, New Delhi
D-186, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-I, New Delhi
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BharatBenz 3128 Tipper- Expert Review
BharatBenz 3128 - Expert Review
BharatBenz has become one of the prominent commercial vehicle manufacturers in India in very short time. Originally owned by Daimler Group, Germany, the trucks offered by it are by the best in terms of aesthetics and overall comfort. The power and performance is also top notch and with availability of trucks under each load category make this a popular brand.
In the construction and mining business, BharatBenz offers 3128 and it is one of the strongest contenders in its category with all the features it has. Although the body types available are limited one, but other features like heavy load capacity, gradeability and others cover up for that.
Engine - 6.4 Litre DE205 6-Cylinder BSIII Diesel
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) - 31,000 kg
Wheelbase and Turning Radius - 5,175 mm and 9,600 mm
Power Steering - Yes
Engine and Performance
The 6.4 Litre 6,373 cc DE205 6-Cylinder BSIII Diese engine in 3128 churns out 275 bhp power @ 2,200 rpm and a pounding torque of 1,100 Nm @ 1,200 - 1,600 rpm. Well, availability of this much peak torque at such low rpms is only in a few trucks and 3128 is one of them.
Paired with 9-Speed Mechanical Synchromesh gears and with a Single Dry Plate type 430 mm diameter clutch with boosters can take it to a top speed of 90 km/h and the gradeability of 47.30% is definitely an advantage on steeps and hills.
Vehicle Built and Load Capacity
The wheelbase of 5,175 mm and turning radius of 9,600 mm, 3128 is easier to move on turns and curves. The overall dimensions of 8,060 mm length, 2,550 mm width and 3,000 mm height makes this truck a good options with ample of space to load the material.
Having the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 31,000 kg that includes payload capacity of 16,800 kg and kerb weight of 14,200 kg is also one of the best in category. 3128 stands at 264 mm above the ground with this much weight and it is enough to dodge the speed breakers.
Handling and Suspension
Paired with Hydraulic Power Assisted steering, drivers find it very easy to maneuver on rugged terrains with lower input of efforts. This steering also has tilt and telescopic movement to fit with every driver and hence make it more comfortable to move around the truck.
Down to suspension, there are Parabolic Type Leaf Springs with 2 Hydraulic Shock Absorbers at front and Inverted Semi Elliptical Bogie suspension at the rear. There also are Anti-roll Bar available at both front and rear to support the working.
3128 has great drive balance irrespective of the load it is carrying and the turfs, and the truck achieves this with the VL4 Reverse Elliot Type front axle and Fully Floating Topoid Gears rear axle.
Braking and Safety
The combination of Pneumatic Foot Operated Dual Line service brakes and Hand Control Valve parking brakes acting on rear axle buy enough time for drivers to stop the truck at safe distance.
Further improving the safety is the high quality lab tested material used, efficient brake and engine components, durable frame structure, crash tested cabin design and side impact beam with 3 piece steel bumper.
Design and Comfort
Bharatbenz Trucks have always been known as parameters when in comes to design and 3128 is no exception. Its latest headlamps, aerodynamic structure, easy to climb cabin, and other features make 3128 a good looking truck, which are very few in India.
The company has also taken care of the comfort part with optional AC pack, sleeper berth, 3 way adjustable driver seat, driver information display, cozy seats and other required things.