HCV TRACTOR CARGO CARRIER OF THE YEAR WINNER:
Nominees: a) MAN CLA 49.300 EVO b) Tata Signa 4923.S c) Eicher Pro 5035 d) Eicher Pro 6040 e) BharatBenz 4023T f) BharatBenz 4928T
HCV tractor cargo carriers are dandy workhorses. Their versatility is hard to match. Capable of ferrying goods that a rigid cargo truck simply cannot think of, HCV tractor-trailers offer better earning potential. The winner in this arena is a volume oriented tractor that has the Tata legacy heavy-duty truck range as the basis. The 49-tonne GVW Tata Signa 4923.S builds on the highly popular Tata LPT/LPK range of heavy-duty trucks. Flaunting a modern cabin with less noise, higher refinement and comfort and sans a substantial price increase, the Signa 4923.S is powered by the familiar 230 hp, BSIV 5.9-litre six cylinder common-rail turbo-diesel engine that does 850 Nm of peak torque at 1400-1700 rpm. Transmission is a nine-speed manual synchromesh unit. With 17.5 per cent gradebility in first gear, and 24 per cent in crawler gear with rated payload, the tractor draws from Tata Motors’ long standing experience in manufacturing heavy-duty trucks.
(L to R): Bhushan Mhapralkar, Editor, CV magazine; Rajesh Kaul, Business Head – CV & IMHCV, Tata Motors; Sunil Agarwal, GM – Vehicle Integration (M&HCV), Tata Motors, and Girish Wagh, Head – Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors.