Being a truck driver in India is certainly the most challenging task and thanks to the diversity of Indian roads, this task is even more toughened. With an increase in payload to be commuted by these trucks, the performance and safety measures require some serious attention from the user as well as the businesses. But to resolve this crisis, truck companies came up with ‘Heavy Duty Trucks’ which can be defined as the perfect blend between greater performance and heavier payload. Though a variety of such machines are available in the market, here we have narrowed down the list to the top 5 in this segment. Let’s have a look:
1) Mahindra Truxo 31 – 202
This heavy-duty machine by Mahindra is powered by the most valiant m-POWER engine which helps in generating power in excess of 200 bhp. Truxo 31 is also equipped with multi-axles and high-grade technology, which not only assists in carrying heavy payloads but also provide a good amount of comfort to the driver while driving through varying Indian terrain.
2) Tata LPT 3723
Tata LPT 3723 is one of the most powerful machines in this segment with the capacity to carry around 4.5-tonne payload effortlessly. Backed by a Cummins 6BT engine, this machine generates power of 155 bhp thereby providing the power it needs to carry such hefty load. This 5 axle truck comes with a pretty decent pricing as well, thereby being a game changer in every aspect.
3) Eicher Pro 6000
Eicher Pro 6000 comes equipped with engines that have certainly raised the bar of performance in heavy-duty trucking segment. Although these VEDX engines have been manufactured in collaboration with Volvo, the trademark of flexibility in performance has been provided by Eicher. These engines generate power of almost 200 bhp, thus providing results which are much better than that on paper.
4) Isuzu IS12T
The Isuzu IS12T comes with the strength of the Japanese engine and a 6- speed gearbox which generates exemplary power of 150 bhp. With the name and reliability of Isuzu in the trucking arena, this heavy-duty truck has made a great impact already with its results. Be it an on-road assignment or an off-road payload delivery, this vehicle will perform in every condition.
5) ASHOK LEYLAND U 3718
The Ashok Leyland U 3718 sits among the popular trucks that come as customizable and have chassis with a cabin as standard. But if you are thinking about what else comes as standard, there are many to be named. On the safety front, the truck has many exceptional features like ABS for its air brakes, parking brakes, fog lights, tubeless tyres, seat belts, and hill hold assist. The suspension is done on semi-elliptic multi-leaf at both ends.
Thus, we can see that this segment of heavy-duty trucking has a wide range of vehicles that proffer attributes ranging from high performance to excessive payload capacity. Choosing one certainly depends on the needs of businesses but with that kind of variety in choices, it definitely will be a tough decision!