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Old 12th February 2010, 10:13   #91
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Even if the Prima trucks are inducted would their speed not be restricted to 60 KMPH. If so for travelling 700 KMPH it should take atleast 12 hours. Add Traffic and you it would stretch to 15 hours. This I believe would be too much for a driver AC cab or not!
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Even if the Prima trucks are inducted would their speed not be restricted to 60 KMPH. If so for travelling 700 KMPH it should take atleast 12 hours. Add Traffic and you it would stretch to 15 hours. This I believe would be too much for a driver AC cab or not!
Good point, But considering these long distance trucks got 2 drivers, it is possible to be on the road for 12-15 hours a day.
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Even if the Prima trucks are inducted would their speed not be restricted to 60 KMPH. If so for travelling 700 KMPH it should take atleast 12 hours. Add Traffic and you it would stretch to 15 hours. This I believe would be too much for a driver AC cab or not!
Its definitely possible. I know trucks in Kerala with crude cabs and much lesser power/torque to weight ratios averaging 600kms in some routes by rotating drivers.

Then Prima with quite superior and comfortable sleeper cabs, excellent power(torque) to weight ratio, ac, proper bedding and space, they should easily cover 700 km if not more. Of course traffic/landslide/police etc are beyond the truck's control.

The cab is exceptional in Prima BTW. Have sat in it and I will prefer it over a WagonR anyday!
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he also told in a single day the truck can cover excess of 700 kms!.I am not sure of this as how many drivers prefer driving such a long distance just by proving AC and other features?
To give you an idea. My friend's 2 refrigerated trucks carrying perishable items - seafood; do the Bangalore-Goa and back journey everyday.

Both run either directions with drivers on 4 days continuous shifts.

Total Distance covered each day - 680 kms.
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Was going through the Tata Motors' news room, to stumble upon this:-

Tata Motors - Media Centre

They have a full rante of fully built "municipal applications solutions". In plain English, it means Garbage turcks. No offence emant, but I am impressed by the mention of ACE tippers and dumper placers. Of course, this may be mentioned in teh Light Commercial vehicles thread; but teh relkease focusses on heavy vehicles.
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To give you an idea. My friend's 2 refrigerated trucks carrying perishable items - seafood; do the Bangalore-Goa and back journey everyday.

Both run either directions with drivers on 4 days continuous shifts.

Total Distance covered each day - 680 kms.

Some seafood processors have multiple trucks, scheduled that they leave the important landing centers daily, at least 6 days a week for their processing centers.

The schedules are often like Veeraval (Gujrat) to Kerala, Goa to Kerala, and Mangalore - Kerala.

Fish on the east coast (mostly Vishakapatanam) is processed on East coast itself.

They stop every 18 to 24 hours to repack the fish with ice till it reaches the processing centers. This was common in mid 1990s, but nowadays, I think several processing plants have moved out of Kerala.
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A new Ashok Leyland ST1613 Tipper cowl chassis.
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A new Ashok Leyland ST1613 Tipper cowl chassis.
This looks cool and much better than earlier AL front bonnet trucks.

All the earlier front bonnet trucks had failed. Hope this time AL has got it right.
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For the first time I see a truck looks cute!!

How about painting the front grill in black and black alloys?
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These are justified by saying they offer cabs with superior comfort features like AC, tiltable power steering etc.
he also told in a single day the truck can cover excess of 700 kms!.
I am not sure of this as how many drivers prefer driving such a long distance just by proving AC and other features?
will this strategy work for TML?
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@ Ashley2, this is the same thing claimed by Mahindra Navistar as well,

On the matter of whether truck drivers would like to travel the distances, I suspect they are selling the single sleeper and double sleeper version for a very good reason, so that the rotation amongst drivers increase and hence.

Also they claim they spoke to drivers and as a result came out with the designs for these new vehicles. Either way pushing the envelop isn't a bad option IMHO.

What I am yet to arrive at a conclusion is the possible benefits of the Cummings/Novous/IVECO engine's over the Navistar Engine and Vice Versa.

Also wasn't the Prima project under the TATA Novus JV, in which case they might not have the cummings engine. I may be wrong. Please help
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the new Volvo-Eicher trucks (VE). looks quite nice than what we saw from the co. earlier.

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the new Volvo-Eicher trucks (VE). looks quite nice than what we saw from the co. earlier.
What is that Volvo has contributed to these trucks apart from the badge VE?
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can anyone find the similarity between these two?
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What is that Volvo has contributed to these trucks apart from the badge VE?
Funding/working capital to keep the company afloat for now. Probably later they will provide the technology also.
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