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Old 24th March 2010, 21:52   #166
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Ashley2,I apologise for the mistake!

The axle components are shared with DAF where they have an option of 11.3 or 13.6 for rear axles.Hence RA1 and RA2 is 13.6 each on GINAF.

SENS Axle was developed by GINAF and its rated at 10T.

Front steer axles are shared with DAF again and rated at 9T

That total would workout to be 55.2T for a 10x4.
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Spotted these trucks in Chennai - Blore road.
They were 49 Tonners carrying some ODC to BHEL Trichy.
On my conversation with the driver, they told their company have around 200 trucks and most of them were 49 Tonners. It included Volvo, Man AMW,TML and ALL.
Cab was Air conditioned. 9 Speed gear box with a crawler gear. Check out that cool roof catch in AMW cab.
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Spotted these trucks in Chennai - Blore road.
They were 49 Tonners carrying some ODC to BHEL Trichy.
On my conversation with the driver, they told their company have around 200 trucks and most of them were 49 Tonners. It included Volvo, Man AMW,TML and ALL.
Cab was Air conditioned. 9 Speed gear box with a crawler gear. Check out that cool roof catch in AMW cab.

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The MAN trucks look like they are from the 90's or something. The AMW on the otherhand, looks awesome! That sunroof is just pure cool.
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Hey,

Last night I saw an old AL truck climbing the grade outside my house and it stopped and wasn't able to climb. The driver complained about the gear slipping.
He somehow managed to get it going after a while.

Can someone explain 'gear slipping' to me?
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How come nobody is spotting Hino trucks despite the fact they were launched way back in october.Models offered are 500FM8J dumper/mixer and 500FL8J for cargo/tankers
http://www.hino.co.in
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cab of AMW is a copy of FAW Jiefang,china.
It could be a collaboration.The cab looks like its from early part of this decade.
The new FAW(First Auto Works) trucks have used cabs similar to the Volkswagen trucks.
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cab of AMW is a copy of FAW Jiefang,china.
It could be a collaboration.The cab looks like its from early part of this decade.
The new FAW(First Auto Works) trucks have used cabs similar to the Volkswagen trucks.
It's probably the way it is. A new company just can't come out with decent products in a jiffy; And that too, in the heavy trucks segment.
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cab of AMW is a copy of FAW Jiefang,china.
It could be a collaboration.The cab looks like its from early part of this decade.
The new FAW(First Auto Works) trucks have used cabs similar to the Volkswagen trucks.
AMW imports the cabin from FAW. Some minor modifications are done by FAW and then sold to AMW
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Aggregates of AMW:
Cab - FAW
Engines - Cummins
Axles - Meritor
Gear box - ZF.
Wheels - AMW wheels.
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Hey,

Last night I saw an old AL truck climbing the grade outside my house and it stopped and wasn't able to climb. The driver complained about the gear slipping.
He somehow managed to get it going after a while.

Can someone explain 'gear slipping' to me?
It's actually the clutch slipping due to the following
1. Truck not maintained properly - 99% true in Indian conditions
2. Improper clutch setting
3. Worn out clutch
4. Overloading - again 99% true

You can verify this by observing burning smell of clutch. Will be there more predominantly at up gradiants
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Hey,

Last night I saw an old AL truck climbing the grade outside my house and it stopped and wasn't able to climb. The driver complained about the gear slipping.
He somehow managed to get it going after a while.

Can someone explain 'gear slipping' to me?
It's actually the clutch slipping due to the following
1. Truck not maintained properly - 99% true in Indian conditions
2. Improper clutch setting
3. Worn out clutch
4. Overloading - again 99% true

You can verify this by observing burning smell of clutch. Will be there more predominantly at up gradients
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Can someone explain 'gear slipping' to me?
A problem like breakage of tooths in Hub synchroniser may cause slipping or difficulty in engaging with gear thus leading to power loss ( gear slip)
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It's actually the clutch slipping due to the following
1. Truck not maintained properly - 99% true in Indian conditions
2. Improper clutch setting
3. Worn out clutch
4. Overloading - again 99% true

You can verify this by observing burning smell of clutch. Will be there more predominantly at up gradients


Well, the truck sure was old and ill-maintained. I thin it was an AL Comet. Used for bringing rubber sheets from collection center in Kottayam to their factory up the road by my house. The vehicle went back atleast 3-4 metres before the driver(there was no helper?) decided to play it safe. He put on the parking brakes and put a block of wood behind the rear tires. Then he kept revving the engine for some time before managing to get moving.

A couple of days later, an Aggarwal Packers & Movers covered wagon also stopped on the incline. But this time, the driver just revved the engine a bit before engaging the load gear. This truck was an Eicher 25-tonne model with twin rear axles.


Q - Why did the drivers revv the engines before moving on in load gear?

Q - Why do they wait till the last moment to downshift?
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Was reading about Mahindra having opened up a new plant at Chakan,

Mahindra inaugurates its future-ready auto manufacturing plant at Chakan in Maharashtra

Got me wondering where do the other companies, AMW, MAN or TATA have their plants
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