Bengaluru, December 12, 2017
Tata Motors will display six new construction and mining commercial vehicles, from its Construck range at EXCON 2017, South East Asia’s largest construction equipment exhibition. Amongst the new product launches, Tata Motors will introduce first of its kind 4th generation Ultimaax suspension system for the HCV heavy-duty tipper range. The Ultimaax suspension has been developed jointly by Tata Motors Ltd., along with Hendrickson Inc, (a joint venture partner of Tata Autocomp Ltd,) a world leader in suspension systems for commercial vehicles.
The new range of vehicles to be showcased at EXCON 2017 include the Prima LX 3130.K 19 CuaM scoop tipper, Prima LX 2525.K 16 CuM Box tipper with Ultimaax suspension, Prima LX 3125.K 23 CuM box tipper, Signa 3718.TK 24 CuM box tipper, Signa 2518.K 7 CuM transit mixer with bogie suspension and Signa 4923.S 14X2 CuM sideways tip trailer.
Commenting on the occasion, Rajesh Kaul, Head, Sales and Marketing, MHCVs, Tata Motors Ltd said, “We at Tata Motors are delighted to showcase some of our new construction and mining vehicles for the first time at the EXCON 2017. This year, our focus is on mining and road construction industry as there is a positive movement in macro-economic indicators in these segments. The products on display will be equipped with globally renowned Cummins SCR technology, heavy duty Ultimaax Suspension System, factory fitted comfortable AC Signa cabins and light weight but stronger tipper bodies. We are also working on various aggregates like engines, axles and suspension systems to reduce maintenance costs and provide a long-lasting trouble-free operation. We will shortly introduce two of our new vehicles in the market, designed to offer maximum vehicle uptime and enhanced driver comfort at a lowest cost of ownership.”
Ultimaax Rear Suspension consists of heavy-duty beam with central pivot and combination of shear springs and progressive springs, which are the main load carrying components and are made of special proprietary rubber material. Progressive main springs carry greater portion of the load in vehicle. Its stiffness increases as the load increases without causing an abrupt change in ride characteristics, thereby providing a unique balance of empty ride quality and loaded stability. The use of rubber bushes in Front and Rear, eliminates the need for periodic lubrication, thereby ensuring total peace of mind and no need for periodic visit to workshop or using expensive chassis greasing system. The unique design provides long service life and easy replacement of rubber springs to reduce down time.
Dr AK Jindal, Head – EVs and Defence Vehicles, Commercial Vehicle Engineering, Tata Motors said, “For the first time in India, heavy duty tipper applications have been developed with rubber bushings as against metal bushings used in the conventional suspension. This will reduce road shocks and improve driver comfort thereby enhancing productivity. Additionally, the Ultimaax suspension system will offer advantage of higher payload of approximately 250kgs due to low weight of the system over standard bogie suspension. Taking into consideration customer feedback and expectations, our teams worked extensively to tailor make this suspension suitable for the Indian off-road terrains. State of the art techniques were deployed during the development stage by collecting field data on loading conditions and the terrain of the vehicle.”
Tata Construck range consists of tippers, transit mixers, truck mounted cranes and concrete boom pumps, engineered to address tough conditions and endure heavy-duty cycles of the construction and mining industry, with higher productivity and profitability. Pioneers in product innovations, Tata Construck Tippers cater to the widest range of applications like road construction, irrigation, coal, iron ore, marble, stone mining, and bulk material handling at port, limestone, concrete mixture and municipal applications.