Key Specs of Tata LPT 1109 HEX2
December 11, 2019: With its exhaustive light truck portfolio, Tata Motors is leaps and bounds ahead of its rivals in providing products that suit almost every Light Commercial Vehicle market segment need and then some. Among the most popular Tata LCV trucks in the Indian markets is the Tata LPT 1109 HEx2, which is a close cousin of the LPT 1010 CRX and shares many features with it. Designed to cater to the needs of customers who are looking for the inherent ruggedness and ease of operation of the massively successful Tata LPT platform in the LCV range, the Tata LPT 1109 HEx2 offers a promise of - Tough in Design, High on Performance.
The platform offers two models, Tata LPT Ex2 and the Tata LPT HEx2 and is offered in the 12-13 Ton GVWR and a ground clearance of 225mm making it perfect to deal with any kind of road condition. It is powered by the Tata 497 CR 3783cc 4 Cylinder inline water-cooled direct Injection diesel engine with intercooler that makes a maximum power output of 123bhp at just 2400rpm while the peak torque is rated at a commendable 400nm that arrives in a very low 1300-1500rpm range.
This engine gets a Tata GBS 40 Synchromesh 5-Speed manual gearbox with a 330mm Single Plate Dry Friction Type clutch. The top speed for the Tata LPT 1109 HEx2 is et at a maximum of 80kmph while it has an 18% gradeability. It offers power steering as standard while offering the best in class fuel efficiency among others.
Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 Price List
|Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 3600/CAB|
|Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 4200/CAB|
|Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 4800/CAB|
|Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 4800/CLB|
|Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 3600/CLB|
|Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 3600/HSD|
|Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 4200/CLB|
|Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 4200/HSD|
|Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 4800/HSD|
Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 Comparision with Similar Truck
Tata LPT 1109 HEX2 - Expert Review
India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer Tata has trucks to fulfill each and every need of the transporters and businessman. It has made truck available in every weight category and power options, dividing them broadly in Light, Medium and Heavy weight category.
Being a country with varied terrains, it is required to transport goods with different load carrying capacity trucks and Tata’s LPT 1109 HEx2 is one of the efficient options. Categorized under light weight category, LPT 1109 HEx2 is suitable for small businesses, transporting manufacturing material like cement, bricks and sand, delivering goods to the market etc.
Engine: Tata 497 TCIC BS-III Watercooled Direct Injection with Intercooler
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW): 12,990 kg
Wheelbase: 3,600 mm, 4,200 mm and 4,830 mm
Power Steering: Yes
Engine and Performance
Powered by Tata 497 TCIC BS-III Watercooled Direct Injection with Intercooler 3,783 cc 4-Cylinder diesel engine, it produces a maximum power of 125 PS @ 2,400 rpm and a decent enough torque of 400 Nm @ 1,300 - 1,500 rpm. These numbers are ideal to move LPT 1109 HEx2 on different roads across the country while carrying full load.
Paired with Tata GBS 40 Synchromesh 5-Speed gearbox, it could hit the top speed of 80 km/h in top gear and can easily move on steeps with 18% gradeability. Making the overall gear shifting and power transmission smoother is its Single Plate Dry Type Clutch having diameter of 330 mm.
Vehicle Built and Load Capacity
LPT 1109 HEx2 is available in two wheelbase options of 3,600 (A) mm, 4,200 mm (B) and 4,830 mm (C) with the respective turning radius of 7,400 meter and 8,300 meter. Talking about body types, all wheelbase options get 3 each different body types namely, CAB, Drop Side Deck (DSD) and High Side Deck (HSD) with same width of 2,255 mm & 2,313 mm and height of 866 mm & 2,165 mm for DSD & HSD.
The loading and overall length, however, is different with 16 feet and 4,863 mm & 16.3 feet and 4,907 mm for option A wheelbase’s DSD and HSD body type. The same length specifications for option B wheelbase’s DSD and HSD body types are 19 feet and 5,831 mm & 19.3 feet and 5,875 mm. And, the C wheelbase option’s loading lengths for CAB and HSD body types is 22 feet. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of LPT 1109 HEx2 is 12,990 kg for all variants.
Standing 225 mm above ground, all the variants have a fuel tank capacity of 160 litres and complied to BS-III emission norms. This much fuel capacity and emission norms make LPT 1109 HEx2 an environment friendly truck for moderately long journeys.
Handling and Suspension
Most of the Indian roads are bumpy, making it difficult for truck drivers to maneuver and deliver the goods on time. To conquer this issues, truck manufacturers are now offering better suspensions and handling provisions for a bump free drive.
Available in LPT 1109 HEx2 is Semi-Elliptical Leaf springs with Double Acting Telescopic type Shock Absorbers at front and rear suspension with rear one getting additional Auxiliary Springs too. There is Variable Ratio type Mechanical steering with optional Power Steering to make sure that drivers put less effort and get maximum output.
Balancing the weights on roads are Heavy Duty Forged I Beam Reverse Elliot Type front axle and Single Reduction Hypoid Gears Fully Floating Axle Shafts type rear axle. These axles carry load of 4,700 kg and 8,320 kg at front and rear respectively to provide needed balance during the drive.
Braking and Safety
Effective braking is a must on rash Indian roads and Tata has addressed this issue by offering a decent combination of Service, Parking and Exhaust brakes in LPT 1109 HEx2. It has Full S-Cam Air Brake with Foot-Operated Dual Treadle Valve on all wheels with Automatic Wear Adjuster as service brakes. Along with them, there are Graduated Valve Controlled Spring Brake Chamber Integral with Rear Brake Actuator as parking brake and Electromagnetic Air Cylinder & Electrical Isolator Switch Exhaust Brakes coupled with service brakes.To further ensure the safety, there are seat belts and the body material used is of high quality, tested under extreme conditions to keep the passengers safe in case of collisions and mishaps.
Design and Comfort
The design part of Tata LPT 1109 HEx2 is slightly ahead of its contemporaries with wider radiator grille and wind screen, nicely positioned head lights and overall aerodynamic design.Inside, apart from standard seats, only necessary things like instrument cluster panel and required space for storage with overall design being ergonomic for ease of driver.
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