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Old 28th September 2008, 10:03   #616
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These days, I keep seeing a white coloured prototype of a truck undergoing testing on the Mumbai Bangalore bypass highway.
It is white in colour (with black stripes on it to disguise), and has a tank(er) mounted on it. I do not know if its a Tata, but there is a big chance that its not too. I have never managed to get a good look at it, but its front end looks somewhat like the one on eicher trucks.
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But it looks much bigger than any of Eicher's current models. If anybody has had a better look at it, do let us know which model it is.
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That is the Mahindra truck.

Now who will get some pictures...
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Old 30th September 2008, 13:56   #618
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so hwo many trucks is Mahindra planning to launch?

i heard they are launching ace competitor..

are they also launching a big truck like the Tata 25xx series?
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TheARUN : Just imagine building a motor-home on a TATA ACE.

4.A proper toilet could be accomodated
Well, a proper toilet can definitely be accomodated.

And nothing else. Pls do check the size of the loading area. And the engine's capabilities. Both these important factors make it un-suitable for anything of comfort.

Any discussion about putting in a better engine, and increasing space & size will take the topic in a totally different direction.


@TheARUN, pls use the multi-quote feature. Noticed you have posted 3 different & consecutive posts in a span of 20 minutes here.
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Mahindara navistar are launching CV's between 3.5 -49 tonnes.They have even put up a ad for dealerships n all in todays TOI..
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Old 30th September 2008, 17:00   #621
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oh didnt knew tthat news.. nice to see another home grown player in the CV segment.

I really dont udnerstand why the Eicher Galaxy series nad the smaller series.. is not doing that well. i find them light years ahead than Tata or AL in build quality.
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primier motors had launched a mini truck few years back, how is the truck doing now?

i have drove it once it was really awsome but nowadays its not that much present on road,
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did you guys know of the mercedes benz high pressure cleaning equipment used by runway maintainance in bangalore international airport

the trucks are yellow in colour and look like the fire enfines posted by hanmust sometime back

i saw the pics on skyscrapercity forum
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primier motors had launched a mini truck few years back, how is the truck doing now?
I have seen a couple of Premier Roadstars being used on the road. I hear they have a better payload capacity than the ACE too.I think it comes with a 2L NA diesel engine. I guess where the tendency is to buy the bare minimum, its high(er) price maybe a deterrent to ACE/Force motors buyers.
But I guess the company is into active production too. I used see their bus ferrying employees almost everyday. :P
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nice trucks but only front seems new to me .. the side view is same as the current cabins isnt it.
No,.. just the doors are same
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Old 5th October 2008, 12:18   #626
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MAN's 18 wheeler tanker with GPS.


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Lovely pics! Lovely Truck!

[quote=kpzen;1003152]MAN's 18 wheeler tanker with GPS.

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Tad out of focus, but still a lot of detail. The way the gears are arranged. Does it mean first and second are sequential once you get it into that slot? Or do you just press forward after engaging the first? Confusing

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What are those two red switches/lights in the bottom right corner of this snap? They seem to show some axles and differential position! Any idea?

BTW, is this a direct import or an output of the Force MAN collaboration?
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where did you find it kpzen are the more pics?

atleast the profile view
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Default MAN CLA-40.280 tractor head hauling Chinese tank trailer

kpzen: Thanks for your post and the pics.

How do you know the truck has a GPS system?
Do you have a pic of the GPS user interface?

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Interesting that the tank trailer was Chinese made, as evident from the Fuwa trailer axles made by GuangDong Fuwa Engg. Mfg Co., Ltd.

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Point of information: Does anybody know the difference between inboard drum axles and outboard drum axles?

Glifford,
The gearbox is the ZF 9S-1310 nine-speed gearbox.
It has 8 forward speeds plus Overdrive.

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Speed ratios of 1:9.48 to 1:0.75

So one would imagine that there has to be some extraneous mechanism to select 5th gear after 4th.

Another issue would be how to select the 9th gear "O" for Overdrive after 8th gear.

Also baffled by those switches. If I were to hazard a guess, they could be for higher-model CLA 49.280
to select between 6x2 mode and 6x4 mode.

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Old 5th October 2008, 23:48   #630
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Ram Sir
Whoaahh!! Thanks a lot for sharing all that info.
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How do you know the truck has a GPS system?
Do you have a pic of the GPS user interface?
First i was told by the driver but when i checked out, it turned out to be some Indian jugaad and not an OEM accessory from MAN.. It was placed behind the driver's seat(on top).
Forgot to take pics of GPS as i was offered a TD.

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Interesting that the tank trailer was Chinese made, as evident from the Fuwa trailer axles made by GuangDong Fuwa Engg. Mfg Co., Ltd.
IIRC the tank trailer was made by SHIMOTO.



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So one would imagine that there has to be some extraneous mechanism to select 5th gear after 4th.
There's a clip like thing on the gear lever itself which needs to pulled up to slot the 5th gear.

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