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Old 18th December 2010, 22:35   #31
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The new AL U-truck2523 at Cochin. Its powered by 230HP CRS engine. AL seems to target MAN, AMW etc head on. With the strong market acceptance for AL in south, these new U-trucks are sure to rule the roads in near future. The scenario seems no different in north, since AL received 300 booking on a single day, during launch function at Jaipur.
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The U truck platform is sure to give AMW ome serious competition, considering that ALL is an established big player. The U truck should help the trucking industry bridge the gap in quality of trucks between the old TML and ALL truck platforms and the properly premium trucks in the Volvo FM/FH , Mercedes Actros and newest joinee in that group in the form of the Tata Prima.

Really dont understand why TML has given this intermediate sector a skip in its product portfolio!!
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I saw the U-truck on the NH4 yesterday evening, but since my mobile photos were taken from a moving car, not good images. Unfortunately, even the badging above the mudguard is not clear enough for me to tell you which model it is beyond saying it was a U-35xx.
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........... me to tell you which model it is beyond saying it was a U-35xx.
Hey nice catch!!
This is U-3518!!
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Hey nice catch!!
This is U-3518!!
Yes, that was the number I saw, thanks for jogging my member.
I saw 2 such tractor-trailers on NH4. That is quite a fast roll-out.
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Is it the photo, or is the U3518 really battered? Looks like it's been (ab)used quite a lot!

The new muffler box with the AL monogram looks classy.
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Is it the photo, or is the U3518 really battered? Looks like it's been (ab)used quite a lot!

The new muffler box with the AL monogram looks classy.
No, the truck was absolutely in first-class condition and the gleam of the paint is reflecting the surroundings, plus my mobile camera is not good.
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The new muffler box with the AL monogram looks classy.
Isn't the muffler too close to the fuel tank? I am asking this as there is a possibility of sparks coming out of muffler when the fuel is getting filled?
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The new design from the ALL stable looks very good. Somehow I have a feeling the muffler box is oddly placed.
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The muffler box is pretty oddly placed, as most modern trucks generally have their tail pipes high mounted, so that the large volume of fumes are not spewed out right in the face of other motorists.
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The muffler box is pretty oddly placed,.
...we can see the same type of fitment on Volvo trucks confirming to EU norms. I have personally observed in some Volvo trucks here, there is only 2cm gap between the fuel tank & silencer.
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The muffler box is pretty oddly placed, as most modern trucks generally have their tail pipes high mounted, so that the large volume of fumes are not spewed out right in the face of other motorists.
But this is only for the 180 HP engine and not for 230 HP CRS engine.
Take a look at U-2523 foto shot by Transsenger.
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But this is only for the 180 HP engine and not for 230 HP CRS engine.
Take a look at U-2523 foto shot by Transsenger.
What are you talking about? The 2523 also has its muffler at the same position, albeit with the sideways tailpipe rather than rearwards.

Though I have to say, quite a few trucks actually go in for the low level tail pipe, other than tipper models which generally tend to go in for the high end mounting. The ALL tipper though still has a low end tail pipe.
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What are you talking about? The 2523 also has its muffler at the same position, albeit with the sideways tailpipe rather than rearwards.
Though the muffler is in the same position the end pipe is directed sideways in 2523 unlike facing rear in 3518
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I saw the U-truck on the NH4 yesterday evening, but since my mobile photos were taken from a moving car, not good images. Unfortunately, even the badging above the mudguard is not clear enough for me to tell you which model it is beyond saying it was a U-35xx.
Are you sure this hauler was a 'U' coz other models in the ALL line up also share the 'cargo' derived 'newgen' cabin. The only distinguishable feature i believe between the 'newgen' s and 'U' is the badging.
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