Tata Motors launched its first left axle truck - Tata LPT 3723. The Tata LPT 3723 is India's first 5-axle rigid truck. The Tata truck with a payload of 25 tonnes, which is ideal for cement and steel movement, it will radically change transportation economics by reducing the cost/tonne-km.
Tata LPT 3723 is powered by a Cummins 6BT 5.9L engine (154 kW power at 2500 rpm) and mated with a 9-speed gearbox, the first in a rigid truck in India. Twin steerable front axles, a twin-drive axle and a tag-lift axle, the only truck to have such a technology, reduces tyre and fuel costs. The turning circle diameter of 21.9 metres makes it more manoeuverable than a tractor-trailer. The air-conditioned cabin, ergonomic dashboard and instrument cluster and stylish interior trims give drivers the comfort to cover longer distances at a stretch.
Tata LPT 3723 truck can carry 4 tonnes more than the existing 31 tonne MAV segment. As a result, it is all set to radically change the economics of transportation in multiple segments by reducing the cost per Tonne-Km of transportation. The increased payload will make this vehicle ideal for the movement of goods like cement and steel coils. This will translate into better returns for transporters and could potentially drive down the transportation costs of core goods such as steel and cement.
Tata LPT 3723 powered by the Cummins 6BT 5.9L engine, with a maximum power of 154 kW at 2500 rpm, this 10X4 rigid truck has twin steerable front axles, a twin drive axle and a tag-lift axle at the rear. This is the only truck in the industry today to have this technology which helps transporters reduce tyre and fuel costs. This is also the first rigid truck in India with a 9 speed gearbox. With a GVW of 37 Tonnes, this vehicle has an increased payload of 25 tonnes. The Tata LPT 3723 comes with 10R20 – 16 PR (Rims 7.50X20.00) tyres and a minimum turning circle diameter of 21.9 m making it easily manoeuvrable as compared to tractor trailers.The Tata LPT 3723 has a new-look cabin with stylized headlamps, new bumper, air deflectors at the sides and other features which lend it a refreshing external appearance. The company claims that the twin steerable front axles, a twin-drive axle and a tag-lift axle reduces tyre and fuel costs. The Tata LPT 3723 is India's first 5-axle rigid truck. With a payload of 25 tonnes it is ideal for cement and steel movement.
The cabin interior of Tata LPT 3723 features include a HVAC system, music system, mobile charger, a restyled dashboard with provision for a Telematics unit, fully electronic instrument cluster, a smaller ergonomic 470 mm diameter soft touch steering wheel and improved interior trims as compared to conventional cabins. Designed to take drivers to the next level of ride quality and comfort, these features will play a major role in helping drivers increase the distance covered every day. Tata LPT 3723 price is not yet revealed.