Mining and construction contributes majorly to the overall economy and is witnessing new innovations to ensure advanced technology is used with productivity. India is currently on the cusp of strong economic growth facilitated by major demand drivers like new investments, government policies, newer technologies, urbanisation and innovation.
“Eicher has pioneered the use of intelligent technologies in trucks and tippers to bring a significant improvement in quality, efficiency and productivity operations. Eicher fuel coaching system in its Pro Series trucks enables the driver to improve his driving and achieve better fuel efficiency. Eicher Live, the advanced fleet management system, enables proactive and corrective maintenance of the truck, thus delivering superior uptime,” according to Rama Rao, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket, Heavy Duty Trucks, VECV.
These features have been designed to reduce the total cost of ownership for the customers. In keeping with the ‘GO PRO’ philosophy, the Eicher PRO Series PROmises to deliver PROfitability and more PROsperity to its customers.
Eicher has rolled out Eicher Pro 6049 and Eicher Pro 6041 in the 49 Ton and 41 Ton categories respectively. The tractor trailer, Eicher Pro 6049 offers customers a choice to upgrade to a more modern and efficient truck addressing the mass market for variety of applications in 6×4 tractor category. It has been designed to deliver optimum performance and peak power at 250 HP keeping customer profitability in mind.
The Eicher Pro 6041 is the 41 tonnage rigid haulage truck and offers a payload advantage of 3.5 ton over a 37 tonnage truck. The vehicle is powered by VEDX8 engine, which is the biggest and the most fuel-efficient engine available in the category. At 250 HP and 950 Nm torque, the engine delivers the highest power and torque combination in its segment. Pro 6041 is also the first vehicle in its segment to get an overdrive gearbox for higher top speed and better mileage. The product is a revolutionary breakthrough in the trucking industry, to meet growing demand in high value applications.
The trucks are designed to maximise business profitability while optimising the overall cost efficiency. Both these trucks boast of fuel efficiency and acceleration along with other value-added offerings, thereby bringing improvement to all key transportation elements like fuel efficiency, productivity and uptime. Further, the company has introduced revolutionary technologies for CVs such as AMT in trucks and buses, and seven speed transmission.
Flagship initiatives like ‘Make in India’ are providing impetus to the local construction activity, and focus on infrastructure bodes well for heavy duty trucks and tippers. This initiative coupled with other policies such as Smart Cities Mission for roads and construction projects, modernising railways and boosting urban development are continuously boosting the commercial vehicles market. The heavy duty truck segment has witnessed a growth of 20 per cent in the year 2017-2018 till date.
Flagship initiatives like ‘Make in India’ are providing impetus to the local construction activity.
Rama Rao, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket,Heavy Duty Trucks, VECV