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Old 2nd February 2016, 10:56   #1
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Ashok Leyland has launched the new Captain 40iT from its Captain series of trucks. The Captain 40iT has been put through more than 2.3 million kilometres of on-road testing along with internal testing on paved tracks and 6 posters.

The Captain 40iT is powered by a turbocharged diesel engine that produces 180 horsepower and a peak torque of 660 Nm. The truck gets a roof hatch, a leg vent, lockers that can be opened from the outside to access items required when the truck is parked, a sleeper berth, a mobile charging point and a music player with a USB port, among other features.

Ashok Leyland will manufacture the Captain 40iT at its facility in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.

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just a question, why has AL taken up the fully manufactured cab model now ? Before you got a cowl and the rest had to be built by the owner . The West and East (Japan) have had this for a long time, but it has caught on in india only in the last few years why ?
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Ashok Leyland has launched the new Captain 40iT from its Captain series of trucks...
After reading this post, my reaction was:

Come on! We're talking about a truck, not a passenger car where we look for dead pedals and vanity mirrors. These would be of more interest than mentioning about the leg vent and roof hatch:
Engine spec - number of cylinders, capacity (my guess is it's the H-series i6 5.7L EDC BS3)
Tonnage - I assume it's a 40T tractor
Gear box options available - 6-speed, 9-speed
Application - Tractor, Puller, Tipper?
Suspension setup - bogie suspension at the rear? anti-roll bar?
Cab setup- suspended, tiltable, airconditioned, etc

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just a question, why has AL taken up the fully manufactured cab model now ? Before you got a cowl and the rest had to be built by the owner .
AL has been manufacturing the U-trucks for a long time, and you can find many of them on the roads, the recent addition to the portfolio being the U-3718il.

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The West and East (Japan) have had this for a long time, but it has caught on in india only in the last few years why ?
When the laws are made stricter to enforce safety features, the market will demand factory-fitted cabs instead of locally fabricated ones. I guess there must be a move to implement such rules here

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I feel the wipers are atleast couple of sizes small. They might not cover the entire breadth of the windshield and can safety issue during rains. Hope ARAI takes a note of this as well while certifying vehicles, not that it would matter as most operators would change to regulation size later like they do with Mirrors
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