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Old 18th November 2010, 15:43   #301
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Are AL BS-IV compliant buses diesel or CNG?
They are diesels. MTC Chennai has placed an order for 150 BS-IV ALs
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The green buses would be Haryana Roadways or the HPTDC buses in case they are talking about the hills.
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Spoted the new batch of Fuel Tankers procured by KeSRTC recently. Its built on an Ashok Leyland Taurus2214Super chassis and body is by NSR,Chennai. But surprised to notice that its a 12KL tank mounted on a 25ton GVW multiaxle chassis! Do not know what made KeSRTC do this! For a 12KL tanker normal 4x2 chassis (Tata1613 or AL1613) was more than enough.
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Spoted the new batch of Fuel Tankers procured by KeSRTC recently. Its built on an Ashok Leyland Taurus2214Super chassis and body is by NSR,Chennai. But surprised to notice that its a 12KL tank mounted on a 25ton GVW multiaxle chassis! Do not know what made KeSRTC do this! For a 12KL tanker normal 4x2 chassis (Tata1613 or AL1613) was more than enough.
KeSRTC is always unique... they get the wrong product every time. Their buses are underpowered, and the trucks would be overspec'd!
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Spoted the new batch of Fuel Tankers procured by KeSRTC recently. Its built on an Ashok Leyland Taurus2214Super chassis and body is by NSR,Chennai. But surprised to notice that its a 12KL tank mounted on a 25ton GVW multiaxle chassis! Do not know what made KeSRTC do this! For a 12KL tanker normal 4x2 chassis (Tata1613 or AL1613) was more than enough.
Yup, it's weird all right. I even checked to see the weight of 1 L of fuel just to be sure.

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Interesting to note that KeSRTC operates trucks also. In North India, no state transport undertaking operates trucks but only buses.

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Yup, it's weird all right. I even checked to see the weight of 1 L of fuel just to be sure.
May be the tankers are meant to ferry furnace oil which is heavier.

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I see that the tanker is certified to carry 'Motor Spirit' Besides what does KSRTC have to do with Furnace oil?
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Maybe they are meant to carry fuel to the hills, so more powerful truck would mean better turn around time, since they can make better average speeds.
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The KeSRTC fuel tankers are for transporting Diesel from the refinery to KeSRTC's depots at various places within KL. KeSRTC does not need any other fossil fuel, IMO.

But I cannot figure out why they need the huge vehicles for the standard size fuel tank. Probably, they recycled the tank from the older, condemned trucks.
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@Direct injection: You are wrong mate. All roadways operate tankers. These are used for carrying motor oil/fuel for the respective roadways. Infact Haryana Roadways operates 1 tanker each for the depot concerned, while other roadways like HRTC generally have one tanker supplying to a couple of depots or a centralised fueling station.
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Good news...Tata PRIMA enters Kerala market. The first customer is Cochin based crane service operator. The vehicle has already reached TML dealer yard at cochin. The first one is a 6x4 model (4923). Also another model 4023 is in pipeline.
I thaught PRIMAs is meant for long haul usage, ie 12-18 hours of (fast) driving per day. What will the "crane service operator" do with this? May be they are diversifying into some thing else?
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One thing i would like to mention is that, in the article, somebody mentions a volume increase to about 20000 per year, while as of now TML's total M&HCV sales is around 15000 per month. So you see unlike ALL, TML is not at all looking to shift to the Prima range full fledged anytime soon. Prima is positioned as a premium product, meant pretty much only for the large fleet owners, one who can actually keep the vehicle running for 15+hours a day on average, because that is where a product like the Prima makes sense.
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One thing i would like to mention is that, in the article, somebody mentions a volume increase to about 20000 per year, while as of now TML's total M&HCV sales is around 15000 per month. So you see unlike ALL, TML is not at all looking to shift to the Prima range full fledged anytime soon. Prima is positioned as a premium product, meant pretty much only for the large fleet owners, one who can actually keep the vehicle running for 15+hours a day on average, because that is where a product like the Prima makes sense.
The U-Truck platform form AL is not in the same league as the Prima. It is just that they have made changes to the front end of the existing traditional AL vehicles, with minor improvements. This can be confirmed by the pricing of the U-Truck range. Also TML is also going to completely revamp their traditional trucks lineup sometimes early next year.
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The new Neptune series engines have also been brought in with the U-truck, but dont know if any larger-capacity (10+ litre) versions are planned for the very high torque applications.
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@Direct injection: You are wrong mate. All roadways operate tankers. These are used for carrying motor oil/fuel for the respective roadways. Infact Haryana Roadways operates 1 tanker each for the depot concerned, while other roadways like HRTC generally have one tanker supplying to a couple of depots or a centralised fueling station.
Running one tanker for each depot for depot's own requirement does not mean that Haryana Roadways is into trucking business. Each depot also has a crane, so does that mean Roadways is providing towing service? When I first saw pics of brand new KeSRTC tanker trucks, I had got the impression that KeSRTC is into trucking business too. Hope I've been able to make you understand what I had meant.
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