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Old 22nd April 2015, 14:53   #1
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Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has launched the Eicher Pro 6000 series heavy-duty trucks in west India. While the launch was announced with a small event in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, the brand is hosting an experiential event in Goregaon, which will be attended by financiers and customers from Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, over a period of four days.

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The Eicher Pro 6000 Series includes:

- Pro 6025 (25 tonne GVW, 6x2 haulage truck): Rs 19.75 Lakh
- Pro 6031 (31 tonne GVW, 8x2 haulage truck): Rs. 23.28 Lakh
- Pro 6025T (25 tonne GVW, 6x4 tipper): Rs. 25.50 Lakh
(All India ex-showroom introductory prices)

Highlights of VECV & the Pro 6000 Series:
  • The Volvo Eicher 50:50 collaboration was finalized in 2008
  • The engine plant built in collaboration with Volvo in Pithampur, MP makes Euro III and Euro IV engines, along with Euro VI engines for Volvo to use in international markets
  • Eicher Motors has a 3.7% market share in heavy-duty trucks
  • The brand exported around 5,700 trucks in 2014
  • The Pro 6000 range is offered with VEDX5 and VEDX8 engines, which have been developed in collaboration with Volvo
  • VEDX5 specs: 5L, 4-cylinder diesel engine that makes 177-207 BHP and 825 Nm of torque.
  • VEDX8 specs: 8L, 6-cylinder diesel engine that makes 217-247 BHP and 850 Nm of torque
  • These engines feature Volvo's engine management system (EMS 3.0)
  • Features include Eicher Live telematics, fuel coaching, cruise control and an on-board diagnostics system
  • The Pro 6000 Series includes 16-40 ton GVW trucks
  • Scheduled service intervals are at 50,000 kms
  • The Pro 8000 Series (25-49 ton GVW) will be launched next (time-frame not specified)
Related Threads:

- Volvo-Eicher launches Pro 6000 series truck
- Eicher Pro series: New range of Buses & Trucks

A closer look at the technology of the Pro Series:

VEDX5 and VEDX8 engines power the range:
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Fuel coaching - a technology that offers real time guidance for fuel-efficient driving. The MID displays icons such as a thumbs up when you're in the ideal fuel-efficiency range (labelled the sweet spot), warnings when the rpm is too high or too low, etc:
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An overview of the Eicher Live telematics system:
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Eicher's touch points in India:
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Eicher Pro 6031:

The Pro 6031 has a gross vehicle weight of 31 tons:
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Eicher and Volvo trucks have similar traits up front (fascia divided in two parts):
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The truck uses a joggled frame chassis:
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10.00R20 - 16 PR JK Tyre rubber:
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Side steps are quite flimsy. They look like they're made of metal, but are actually plastic:
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Cabin lowering instructions with regard to the gear lever placement:
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Mud-flaps have a plastic carpet-like finish and feel:
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Under-run bar to prevent vehicles from going underneath the truck. Here's why these are important (Under-Run Bars on Trucks : Why they are important for YOU!):
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The loading bay:
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Semi-elliptical leaf springs with hydraulic type double acting telescopic shock absorbers at the front. Same leaf springs get a bell crank mechanism at the rear:
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The cabin angle is adjusted from here:
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A closer look at the engine VEDX5 four-cylinder engine:
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Cabin heat insulation:
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A closer look at the cabin:-

Driver's rest-area:
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Handbrake lever console gets a cup-holder:
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Transmission duties are carried out by 6-speed manual gearbox:
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Cabin light:
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Instrument cluster is analogue with a digital MID. Click here for a better look at the instrument cluster:
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Clutch lever separated from the brake and accelerator by the steering column - which can be adjusted for rake and reach:
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Cruise control stalk:
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Engine kill switch above the headlamp leveler:
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Centre console can be equipped with Eicher telematics and a stereo system:
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Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to the Commercial Vehicles Section. Thanks for sharing!

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Default Re: Eicher Pro 6000 Series launched in West India markets

Overall, a good attempt by VECV. The pricing also looks sweet.

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Eicher and Volvo trucks have similar traits up front (fascia divided in two parts)
I hope they come with the same reliability associated with Volvo Trucks

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The truck uses a joggled frame chassis
Is there any particular reason to go with this more expensive (in terms of tooling costs) option? AFAIK, a regular ladder frame would've done just fine

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VEDX5 four-cylinder engine
Any FE figures? Is it a CRDI system? Looking at the state of tune, especially the torque figures, they're probably squeezing the 5L engine to the maximum!
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