Ashok Leyland introduces India’s first 37 tonne haulage truck

Ashok Leyland has launched India’s first 37 tonne haulage truck. The truck is built on U Truck platform U 3723 and promises to offer highest possible performance with enhanced durability and high level of efficiency. It may be mentioned here that Ashok Leyland 37 tonner has five axles which include two steerable front axles, two rear axles, one self steering lift axle which is what ensures that the truck is capable of enhanced lifting capacity. The 37 tonner is designed to offer quicker turning and is fitted with 225 HP H Series engine and a 9 speed gearbox.

Mr. Vinod K Dastari, Managing Director of Ashok Leyland said that this newly developed truck will meet the specific requirements of customers and offer higher degree of capacity, fast turnaround time and greater maneuverability. An additional feature is the newly fitted sleeper cabin which will take care of drivers comfort and safety during long hours on the road. Fuel efficiency is at its zenith and the deep section frames with bogie suspension results in better stability of the vehicle even with maximum capacity of cargo. This truck is ideally suited for loads of Ready Mix concrete, boom pumps and stone, sand and other heavy duty cargo.

Press Release

Ashok Leyland presents India’s first 37-tonne haulage truck

With a payload capacity of up to 27 Tonnes,
the U-3723 H is also India’s most efficient truck

New Delhi, January 6th, 2012: Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship, today introduced India’s first 37-tonne haulage truck with the highest payload of up to 27 tonnes. Built on the contemporary and future-ready U-Truck platform, the U-3723 H guarantees superior performance, durability and best-in-class operational efficiency.

One outstanding feature of the U-3723 H is its five axles – twin steerable front axles, two rear axles and a self-steerable pusher lift axle at the middle that enables the vehicle to carry more loads, far more efficiently. The auto-lift axle senses when the vehicle is running in an unloaded condition and will automatically lift the axle which translates into additional fuel saving. Engineered to deliver a faster turnaround and better gradeability, the U-3723 H is equipped with the fuel-efficient 225 HP ‘H’ Series engine and a 9-speed gearbox. Further, the 10×4 configuration makes for excellent maneuverability even in arduous operating conditions.

At the launch, Mr Vinod K Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland, said, “The U-3723 H is truly the most efficient truck in the country and carefully engineered to meet certain specific customer requirements. With a more stringent implementation of rated payload on one hand and the availability of higher loads on the other, customers have been increasingly seeking higher capacity rigid trucks that can carry more loads translating into better operational economics. Market trends are clearly skewed towards the 31+Tonne category and thus our U-3723 H is perfectly positioned to meet the demands for higher payload capacity, faster turnaround time and better maneuverability.”

The feature-rich sleeper cab is designed to address driver comfort and safety especially during long distance freight operations. Other features include an optional AC and parabolic suspensions with shock absorbers.

Fuel efficiency is further enhanced by the aero-dynamic cab and lower unladen weight. An optimized drive train and 11R20 tyres deliver improved driveability and effortless maneuverability. The deep section frames with bogie suspensions ensure better vehicle stability even at higher loads. A long loading span of 31 feet can easily take loads of any density and dimension. Strong aggregates, a robust chassis frame and suspensions reduce down-time considerably.

The U-3723 H is best-suited for such applications like construction, Ready Mix Concrete, boom pumps and stone marble.

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