MCV TIPPER OF THE YEAR
Nominees: a) Tata LPK2523 Ultimaax b) Eicher Pro 5016T c) Eicher Pro 6025T d) BharatBenz 1623C e) BharatBenz 2523C f) Mahindra Blazo 25 g) BharatBenz2528C.
Medium capacity tippers in the 16-tonne to 25-tonne range make versatile creatures. They are capable of finding work at the construction site; at a highway project, and at a mining site. There are numerous other duties MCV tippers can perform efficiently. They are workhorses that are modern in construction, efficient and capable of living many lives in one. The Mahindra Blazo 25 found favour because of its modern build, world-class platform architecture and competitive pricing. Equipped with a 16 cu. m. (rock or box) body, 14 cu. m. (rock or box) body, and 20 cu. m. (rock) body that offers a 11 to 12.5-tonnes of payload against a GVW of 25-tonne, the Blazo 25 is powerful and fit for tough off-road tasks such as those found at mines. Powered by a 274 hp 7.2-litre six-cylinder common-rail diesel engine that is mated to a nine-speed gearbox, the Blazo 25 is equipped with dual circuit pneumatic brakes. Priced competitively, the tipper features multi-mode to help save fuel when running empty or under partial load. Other features include a smart SCR exhaust after treatment system, superior pulling capacity, best-in-class grade-ability, and a clutch booster.
WINNER: MAHINDRA BLAZO 25 (L to R): Anurag Dubey, VP – Sales & Customer Care, Mahindra Trucks and Buses; Anirudh Raheja, Sr. Correspondent, CV magazine; Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Trucks & Buses; Dr. Venkat Srinivas, Principal Engineer & Head – Product Development, Mahindra Trucks & Buses, and Rajeev Malik, Sr. GM – Marketing, Mahindra Trucks & Buses.