Key Specs of Tata SK 407 EX
December 24, 2019: Based on the iconic SFC 407 EX platform that has been doing duty in the Indian market since 1986, the Tata SK 407 EX is a tipper variant of the said platform. This light-duty tipper has been designed to cater to intracity and/ or low weight transport applications. It finds special usage in city municipality requirements. This small tipper is among the very few LCV range models of this type in the market. The Tata SK 407 Ex is offered in a Deck Body on a chassis and cabin format with a 4X2 axle configuration. Just like its cargo-carrying sibling, it has a hugely respected and durable chassis and its components.
The maximum permissible GVW of the Tata SK 407 EX is 6250kg while the kerb weight is around 3335kg and a maximum legal payload rating of 2915kg. Doing the suspension duties of this light-duty tipper truck is a sturdy and long-lasting Semi elliptical leaf spring setup at both ends. The wheelbase is set at 3100mm and the Tata SK 407 EX gets a commendable ground clearance of 210mm.
The Tata SK 407 EX is powered by the company’s BSIV compliant 4 cylinders 2956cc 4SPCR Turbo inter-cooled diesel engine. The maximum power output from this engine is 83.8bhp and is made at just 2800rpm while the peak torque rating of 250nm arrives in the low rpm range of just 1400-1800rpm. It is mated to the Tata GBS 27 5-Speed manual transmission matched with a 280mm single plate dry clutch setup. The top speed is limited to 80kmph and it offers a gradeability of 36.4%. The fuel tank capacity is 60 liters.
Tata SK 407 EX Price List
|Tata SK 407 EX 2775/HSD|
|Tata SK 407 EX 2775/CLB|
|Tata SK 407 EX 3100/CAB|
|Tata SK 407 EX 3100/CAB/Load body|
Tata SK 407 EX Comparision with Similar Tipper
Tata SK 407 EX - Expert Review
The SK 407 EX is another addition by vehicle manufacturing giant TATA in their medium weight category of vehicles that come with high fuel efficiency and big tyres for improved performance.
The truck has a powerful engine along with high payload capacity, making it suitable for traders dealing with bulk agricultural goods and FMCG products. This specific version is environment-friendly and can carry both goods and people without any problem. The fair enough ground clearance, wide wheelbase and good turning radius make this truck to deliver optimum efficiency in good running condition.
It also gets a great and stylish interior with an ergonomic design across all variants with the availability of AC, which adds to the comfort of driver and co-driver to a great extent.
The vehicle has been launched in four variants of CAB, CLB, HSD and load body with different colour combination options, and is priced at 9.65 lakh as ex-showroom price.
Engine - BS-IV, 4SPCR, Turbo Intercooled, 4-cylinder
Gross Vehicle Weight - 6,250 kgs
Wheelbase - 3,100 mm
Power steering - Yes
Engine & Performance
The Tata SK 407 EX draws the necessary power from a BS-IV compliant 4SPCR Turbo Intercooled 4-cylinder engine that can extract a maximum power of 83.8 bhp at 2,800 rpm and peak torque of 250 Nm that comes between 1400 to 2400 rpm. The engine is equipped with a 5-speed gearbox along with the single plate dry friction type 280 mm Dia clutch.
The vehicle can also attain the highest speed of 93 kmph and deliver an impressive mileage on highways and even on off roads.
Vehicle Built and Load Capacity
The Tata SK 407 EX comes with a deck body and a cabin built on chassis but lacks the ability to tilt. The decent axle configuration imparts a high strength enabling it to carry heavy loads. The vehicle comes with a ground clearance of 210 mm and a high off-road gradeability of 32.41% makes it perform well on most of the roads. The overall length of the truck is 5,120 mm and the width of 2,055 mm makes it a fair cargo body loaded with the staffs. The Tata SK 407 EX has a payload capacity of 2,915 kgs, thus adding it to the category of trucks that can carry a good amount of loads.
Handling and Suspension
To allow proper handling, the Tata SK 407 EX comes with power steering, which requires less effort in changing direction even at higher angles. Added to there is the wheelbase of 3,100 mm and 5,500 mm of turning radius, which improves the vehicle's ability to shift between different direction without much struggle.
The axle is suspended over semi-elliptical leaf spring at both the front and back. This configuration helps the truck to offer bump-free rides even on rough roads and a smooth ride on almost all kinds of roads, which is necessary to transport products of poultry and bottled drinks.
Braking and Safety
The Tata SK 407 EX has powerful hydraulic brakes for all the tyres at the braking front, which doesn’t disappoint a bit in maintaining smooth braking in any condition. The vehicle though lacks ABS, Fog lights, tubeless tyres and hill hold functionality, which can be a huge drawback for this truck.
The vehicle also comes with standard seat belts across all the variants, a must-have thing in a heavy vehicle like this.
Design and Comfort
The Tata SK 407 EX falls under the medium weight category of vehicles and has an exterior synchronised with this. The front is covered with a metal grille covering the engine exhaust on which sits a TATA logo. The headlights have a common design and indicators beside it. The windshield carries two wipers and the deck comes in eye-catching colours like bright yellow across the variants.
Despite have a decent cabin size and a high payload capacity, the truck looks compact helping it to operate on narrow roads. The interior is spacious and equipped with AC, adjustable driver seat and information display that helps the driver to be in comfort even in long operational sessions.
With all these, the ergonomically designed vehicle manages to provide ample leg space and comfortable seats for both the driver and the co-driver.
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