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Old 19th December 2009, 20:41   #1
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I saw a Eicher Galaxy truck in Bangalore today . It looks like an exact copy of the standard Tata trucks .
is this the one??

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is this the one??

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No. Thats the Hercules. Galaxy is a regular model which is found everywhere. The below pic is taken from Eicher website


I have dedicated a page on my website to commercial vehicles. If interested kindly have a look. Its a non commercial site just to help people around.

A link to URAL website is also there.

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Hey, does anybody know the first multi axle truck in India? Any details? Was it not an Ashok Leyland?
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Taurus was the first multi-axle truck, which was derived from an identical British Leyland product. It was introduced in 1972-74 period. It was typically used for oil tankers at that time, and the same front end design - it came with Front-end structure (unlike other AL products).
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Hey guys, Which is the most powerful truck/tractor in india today? Any specifications available? Also does anyone have the new tata world truck and isuzu truck's on road pics? Kindly update me if these details/pics already posted.
I think the most powerful on road truck in India must be Volvo FH 12.

And in the off road category it may be caterpillar mining trucks.

I had seen the Tata World truck in the EXCON exhibition, pics can be found in the below link. But on road i have not seen it at least in Bangalore

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian-car-scene/25885-commercial-vehicle-thread-124.html#post1610942


Isuzu trucks i think its getting launched only next year. The buses have already come on road.

KSTRC has one in Bangalore - Mysore route and a private operator Nakoda in Bangalore- Pune route.

http://www.nakodatravels.com/obs/IndexAction.do
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Ashok Leyland
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Bharat Earth Movers Ltd.
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Eicher
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Hindustan Motors Ltd.
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Mahindras are going to launch the Mahindra Navistar range of trucks in this AE. And they have started releasing teaser ads with the silhouette of a gargantuan tractor trailer truck rushing through the highway. This is how it is most probably going to look.
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In response their biggest competitor, the Tatas, have unleashed their world truck - 'Prima'. Here are some glimpses of this beautiful multi-axle, multi-configuration truck.

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No doubt it is a pretty impressive looking hulk. However, I wonder whether this truck drew it's inspirations from Iveco's Stralis trucks. I think it has more than a passing resemblance to the Iveco truck. More so when you consider that this world truck has been styled and designed in Italy!

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The Tata truck seems to be inspired not just by the Iveco, but also the Mercedes truck. See this:

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However its good to see the truck scene come of age in India. I just hope the truckies use the power at their disposal wisely.
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The Tata truck seems to be inspired not just by the Iveco, but also the Mercedes truck. See this:


However its good to see the truck scene come of age in India. I just hope the truckies use the power at their disposal wisely.

Welll, if only they adopt the safety features too - like the side / laeral under-run protection on the Merc trailers.

Look at the cotnrast between the merc (look between the rear wheels of the trailers) and the white tractor'ed trailer carrying steels coils posted by zappo.

IMO, even AL is guilty of such corner cutting. I feel that having good side underrun protection would have saved 7 lives in the Karunagapally LPG bullet explosion (see the "accidents in India" thread for details).
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Mahindra is going to launch Navistar trucks. Any idea withwhom Mahindra has tied up and the launch date. It appears that M&M is gonna give TATA and Ashok Leyland a run for their money.
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Mahindra is going to launch Navistar trucks. Any idea withwhom Mahindra has tied up and the launch date. It appears that M&M is gonna give TATA and Ashok Leyland a run for their money.
Navistar is a NY stock exchange listed company, and M&M have a JV with them in India.

Navistar International - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

BTW, AL is responding to Tata and Mahindra See

The Hindu Business Line : Ashok Leyland to roll out products from U-Truck platform
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No doubt it is a pretty impressive looking hulk. However, I wonder whether this truck drew it's inspirations from Iveco's Stralis trucks. I think it has more than a passing resemblance to the Iveco truck. More so when you consider that this world truck has been styled and designed in Italy!
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What about the AL truck below? I guess all trucks looks very similar. May be the look is NOT that important for this category of vehicles.

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AL has launched the much awaited UniTruck series. The first models are U4936 (6x4) Tractor and U2523 (6x4) Tipper. The cabin looks similar to the "Newgen" series launched earlier. (picture source: The Hindu)

From Media:
"The U-Truck platform will straddle the entire range of tractors, tippers and haulage trucks in the 16 – 49 tonne segment, with over 25 models and a host of variants to roll out in 18 months starting April 2010. The range will be powered by BS III and BS IV engines that are also protected for BS V norms, ranging from 160 to 380 hp. Joining the proven ‘H’ series is a new NEPTUNE family of engines - entirely developed in-house - that are stronger and more reliable by design, with higher power and greater fuel efficiency.
One key aspect of the U-Truck platform is its superior, electronic and efficient engine management system. The BS IV versions of ‘H’ engines have Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology while the new NEPTUNE engines are with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology, to reduce emission. The NEPTUNE engines have been benchmarked for lower operating costs, lower maintenance, longer life, higher vehicle availability and better comfort. The U-Truck platform will be equipped with electronic clusters and advanced Telematics for real-time track and trace, on-board diagnostics and driver management features to ensure the safety of the driver and cargo. The cluster can give alerts on vehicle health, fuel levels, service requirements, and also provide comprehensive reports on fleet productivity and driving habits."

And finally the indian CV industry is really becomming hot.....
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What about the AL truck below? I guess all trucks looks very similar. May be the look is NOT that important for this category of vehicles.
I would like to add some points in this discussion regarding the design of cabs.
The first most thing thats resembling is the shorter windscreen in those trucks from TML,IVECO and MB. This is a norm of European design and a cost saving option too.
Apart from that the availability of high roof option in cab.
In India high roof cab was not prefered by customers and so there was no cabs produced in mass numbers. Except few from AMW and Eicher.So with high roof they may look similar.
Further with AL's New Gen cabs the design is purely an India derived version of those Italian designed cabs with the Extra high windscreen and with out high roof.
Regards to AL for developing an Cab with 100% inhouse design. Its a clever marriage between Cargo, G45 FES and with some newly developed parts.
Tail piece:The picture in post is a 4930 LHD Tractor supplied to Honduras with AL's Tech Centre as back ground.
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