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Old 31st August 2010, 11:19   #256
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I saw a MAN concrete truck (don't know the exact name for these things) on the OMR a few days back. First time seeing a MAN used for this.
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An AL - 2518. Look at the boby built over the FES. Even the original paint shade is retained and cab is built even with out disturbing that.
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Is this even Legal.
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Is this even Legal.
Not an issue. Your Car carriers with a higher ROH are the ones which are illegal.
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Liking this truck by MAN. I wish all trucks in India looked like this or similar.Pic taken at MMRT, Chennai.
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Thats a fantastic looking truck nick! Probably a one off import, as cab looks different from the CLA 280 series tractors sold here.
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Does Nagaland registered trucks can can carry more load officially, can any one throw some light to this
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Does Nagaland registered trucks can can carry more load officially, can any one throw some light to this
AFAIK, Nagaland RTOs allow registering very heavy vehicles - such as those used to carry huge transformers from TELK (not sure of the tonnage). And they have agents in the southern states. So, it's with these agents that heavy truckers register their beasts.

Correct me if I'm wrong
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Does Nagaland registered trucks can can carry more load officially, can any one throw some light to this
1.Nagaland has the facility of registering the vehicles without physically seeing them.
2.Their road tax is comparitively less compared to other states. So heavy trucks are at times registered there.
3.There is no officially higher pay load for NL registered vehicles.Max GCW is 49T only - pan India
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Wow resistering a vehicle with out seeing it , interesting is that only applicaple for big locomotives ?
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Just happen to meet this AL Hippo - A rare product which was made during 89 - 90.
Take a closer look at the aggregates -

1. The heavy duty frame (web almost a feet )
2. Boggie suspension (which was unknown in India at that period)
3.A larger speed reducing axle( Meritor make I believe).
4. Engine - AL 680
5.A ten wheel bolt arrangement in axles
6.And finally as a whole - A product unknown and unheard in India and miles ahead of market ripe.
This is in service for past 17 years and it has pulled upto 130T ( yes 130T) and now it has brought some steel coils and it was not less than 50T.
This company Aim Transport - has another 7 more Hippo's and they are also been operated in heavy haulage segment.

It was the first time I am seeing such a vehicle in a excellent running condition.

One query for me!
This being a 49Ton TT how was it being launched during that period - as this segment is relatively new.


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2. Boggie suspension (which was unknown in India at that period)
Interesting! Does anybody else offer it now? Is the ride not compromised over potholes?

BTW I see that there are no brake hoses being passed / attached to the trailer. Is it not required for better stopping power?
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3.A larger speed reducing axle.
Can you explain what that is?

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Interesting! Does anybody else offer it now?
Yes. AL offers this setup in the newly launched U-2523 tipper (here)
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From looking at the construction, even my guess is that it is a Meritor Axle, which effectively forced them to go in for the 10 bolt wheels.

I would call it a larger speed reducing axle, rather a two step reduction axle. Other than a speed reduction at the differential, it may be having a planetary gear system in the hubs for further speed reduction.

Dont know about AL, but bogie suspension is optional on almost all multi axle trucks from Tata. Customers dont prefer it, because it limits their ability to add more springs the the suspension.

Both bogie suspension and hub reduction axles are standard on Tata's new Prima range of trucks
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From looking at the construction, even my guess is that it is a Meritor Axle, which effectively forced them to go in for the 10 bolt wheels.

I would call it a larger speed reducing axle, rather a two step reduction axle. Other than a speed reduction at the differential, it may be having a planetary gear system in the hubs for further speed reduction.

Dont know about AL, but bogie suspension is optional on almost all multi axle trucks from Tata. Customers dont prefer it, because it limits their ability to add more springs the the suspension.

Both bogie suspension and hub reduction axles are standard on Tata's new Prima range of trucks
1. All major OE reqirements of Heavy vehicle "rear axle" (not MCV) is met by either Meritor or Dana Spicer in india. They supply to AL, TML, Eicher, Volvo, MAN etc.

2. The subject axle in the picture is call twin reduction / Hub reduction. It is found in MAN multiaxle trucks, Tata2523/ 4923, AL Hippo/ Beaver, VolvoFM9, FH12 etc used for heavy load application.

3. AFAIK, the first Tata product to have a Bogie suspension is LPS4923 Tractor launched in 2007 and later LPK2523 Tipper launched in 2009 (excluding Novus & Prima). For no other models it is offered. And a customer opting bogie suspension need not add any extra leafs, as the same is capable of carrying overload @ least wear & tear of parts.
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You are right about the 1st point, except you have to exclude TML from the list. As most of TMLs axles are produced sort of in house. They are actually produced by HV Axles Limited, which has its production facilities inside the Jamshepdur plant itself.

I said bogie suspension is now offered as an option, not standard. The models you mention have them as a standard feature, as they are mostly aimed at the bigger less cost sensitive customers. You are right that they can handle overload better as well, but when you consider the knowledge level of an average small fleet owner, and adding to it the extra cost of the bogie suspension, its not very common.
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