February 28, 2017: BharatBenz 4928, with a payload capacity of 40,520 kg is one of the highest payload capacity tractor trucks in the industry. It is offered with GVW of 49,000 kg. This tractor truck is only available in 3,975 mm wheelbase option and is fit for applications including transporting heavy containers, steel wire rolls, manufactured vehicles and many others. It’s priced at decent INR 28.2 lakh ex-showroom only. BharatBenz 4928's engine specifications are DE205BS3 6.4 Litre Mercedes-Benz platform 6,373 cc engine. The engine can produce a maximum 280 bhp power and 1,100 Nm torque. Fitted with power steering, it is easy to maneuver even at the heaviest of loads. The cabin too, has many features, which include sleeper berth, driver information display, tiltable steering, adjustable driver seat and ergonomic design.
Diesel 280bhp @ 2200rpm,1100Nm @ 1200-1600rpm,Manual
In the high competitive and not doing really well Indian commercial market, Bharatbenz has emerged as one of the best manufacturers with its wide range of trucks. Available in low, mid and heavy load categories with body types options like tipper, box, rock or tractor, the company provides a solution for most of the transportation needs.
Coming to tractor trucks, Bharatbenz 4928 is one great truck with best-in-class mileage, load carrying capacity and durability. A perfect truck to go on the long trips, 4928’s reliable engine parts and comfortable interiors allow drivers to stay afresh with higher turn around time and profit for owners.
Engine - OM906LA 6.4 Litre BSIII
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) - 49,000 kg
Wheelbase and Turning Radius - 3,975 mm and 8,050 mm
Power Steering - Yes
Engine and Performance
Packed with OM906LA 6.4 Litre Mercedes-Benz platform 6,373 cc diesel engine which is complied to BSIII emission norms, 4928 produces massive power of 280 bhp @ 2,200 rpm and a pounding 1,100 Nm torque @ 1,200 - 1,600 rpm. Only a few large tuck produce this much torque at such low rpms, which allows them to carry the heavy loads quite smoothly on any surface.
Also, with Mercedes-Benz platform based 9-speed G131 gear transmission box, it could hit the decent top speed of 90 km/h and with more than enough gradeability of 24.55, steeps are not a problem at all. Its large 430mm diameter Single Plate Dry Type clutch with hydraulic control and booster too plays the role in making transmission process smoother.
Vehicle Built and Load Capacity
Available only in Trailer body option, 4928 spans 6,865 mm long, 2,490 mm wide and 2,975 mm in height. The wheelbase and turning circle radius of 3,975 mm and 8,050 mm also fit with its long body.
The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 49,000 kg, which is one of the highest in its class and with this much weight, 4928 sits at 264 mm above the ground. With kerb weight of 8,480 kg, it has payload capacity of 40,520, again ones of the highest in class.
Handling and Suspension
With this much load, it is required to get a good maneuvering system to make sure that drivers get less tired. Well, 4928 has Hydraulic Power Assisted steering which requires less input from drivers and makes it easy to move the truck even with full load.
Coming to the suspension, it’s been fitted with Parabolic type leaf springs with shock absorbers at front and Inverted Semi-Elliptical type rear suspension to dodge the bumps. There also is an anti-roll bar available at both front and rear. The Reverse Elliot type front and Fully Floating Single Reduction Hypoid Drive with Differential Lock type rear axle also help the truck to achieve needed drive balance on the roads.
Braking and Safety
While the truck gets very high payload capacity, it is necessary to have good brakes and it has Pneumatic Foot Operated Dual Line service brakes. In addition to them, the truck also gets Hand Control Valve Acting Spring brakes in rear wheels as well. The whole braking system work in co-ordination to buy enough time for drivers to stop the truck at safe distance.
Ensuring further safety, there are seat belts and Channel Section with Cross Members type chassis, which provides rigidity and solidity to the overall frame. The material used is also lab tested under rigorous conditions to ensure passenger safety.
Design and Comfort
Bharatbenz trucks have been an example for its new generation truck designs and 4928 is no exception. The wider grille, revamped lamps, aerodynamic design and other aspects make the truck look very good at the aesthetic front.
Inside, there is a lot of space, sleeper berth, Driver Information Display, tiltable steering, adjustable drive seat and many more features to make the long journey easy for drivers.
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