About The Bharat-Benz and Its Trucks


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Daimler to launch light, medium duty trucks this year

Buoyed by sale of over 1,000 heavy duty range trucks in India within five months of their launch under its 'Bharat Benz' brand, German commercial vehicle major Daimler AG has planned to introduce light and medium duty trucks this year.

"Since the launch of three models of heavy duty range (25 tonne rigid, 25 tonne construction and 31 tonne construction on September 26, in Mumbai (2012), the brand has sold 1,098 of these trucks", a statement from Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (DVIC), subsidiary of Daimler AG, said here today.

On the outlook for this year, it said, "2013 will carry the excitement forward with more models to be launched including light-medium duty trucks."

Daimler India, has made investments of Rs 4,400 crore at its 400 acre manufacturing facility at Oragadam near here, with an initial capacity of producing 36,000 units per annum.

Commenting about the sales of the DICV, Managing Director and CEO, Marc Llistosella said, "2012 was very eventful. We showcased our trucks, completed our plant, began the production of our trucks and finally launched our heavy-duty trucks in September".

"Even though tough market conditions during and after our launch, BharatBenz has achieved this milestone", he added.

The company as of 2012-end has opened service facilities in 30 locations and added 79 locations more this year, it said.

Daimler to launch light, medium duty trucks this year - The Economic Times
 
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I saw few of these on highways near Pune but they aren't that attractive like Tata Prima truck series.
 
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That C in the gear lever is called "crawler". Used to go up very steep ghat sections where 1 or 2 gears aren't torquey enough to pull heavy loads.
 
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BHARAT BENZ LAUNCHES LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS IN INDIA: 914, 1214 AND 1217 MODELS

German truck maker Daimler’s Indian trucking division Bharat Benz has just launched three new light trucks in India. Of the three trucks, two are cargo models while one is a tipper. The light duty trucks launched by Bharat Benz come with 9 ton and 12 ton capacities. The 9 ton truck is called the 914 while the 12 tonners are the 1214 and the 1217 models. While the 914 and 1214 models are aimed at the cargo market, the 1217 is aimed at the tipper market. All three trucks are powered by turbocharged and intercooled inline four cylinder diesel engines. Six speed manual gearboxes are standard on all three trucks. The trucks are priced between INR 10.15 lakhs and 13.58 lakhs.

The 2013 Bharat Benz 914 and 1214 light duty truck is a cargo version that can be customized for a range of applications through various body styles. The trucks feature a 3.9 liter four cylinder turbo diesel engine that puts out 140 Bhp of peak power and 420 Nm of peak torque. Common rail direct injection and 4 valves/cylinder are standard on this turbo diesel engine. This engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox that drives the rear wheels of the trucks in question. The 6th gear comes with an overdrive function to minimize fuel consumption. The 914 model can lug around 9.6 tons while the 1214 model can haul 11.9 tons.

The 2013 Bharat Benz 1217 Tipper model features the same 3.9 liter turbo diesel engine that the 914 and 1214 models feature, albeit with additional power and torque. On the 1217 Tipper, the turbo diesel engine puts out 170 Bhp of peak power and 425 Nm of peak torque. Along with all that extra power and torque, the load hauling capacity of this tipper is higher, at 13 tons. All three Bharat Benz light duty trucks come with power steering and adjustable driver seat as standard while air conditioning is an optional extra. Stopping duties are handled by drum brakes on all three trucks. All light duty trucks will be sold across India, through Bharat Benz dealerships.

The main selling points of these light duty trucks will be the lower running costs that Bharat Benz has been harping about.
* The oil change interval for these trucks is at 30,000 kilometers.

* The gearbox and clutch have been designed for longer life.

* The rear axle is rated for higher loads and durability.

* The C-Channel section chassis gets a deep 228mm frame depth to maximize durability.
Bharat Benz launches light duty trucks in India: 914, 1214 and 1217 models | IndianCarsBikes.in
 

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Thats because they are just Engines to pull heavy loads/trailers. They are known as tractors worldwide. The trailer trucks we commomly know as "Trailers" are actually called tractor-trailers.



I am a rookie when it comes to commercial vehicles however i feel the Bharat Benz truck stated above lie in the Tata LPS 4018, LPS 3516/Tata Prima segment for which one would ave to shell about 18-22lacs. So anyday, these trucks are far better than the Tatas, not very sure about Navistar series.
I've driven the prima 4928 tractor loaded with 39 tonne steel columns and the Volvo FM 12 Tractor loaded with a 42 Tonne Boiler Drum. As per performance in slushy no road project site, both perform optimally. traction is ever available, but the volvo was easier on the driver with better ergonomics and easier clutch. The Volvo has a 6x2 High/low transmission, corresponding to 12 forward gears and 2 reverse.
TATA is at par when it comes to international players.

found something weird (may be only for me)
I didn't know that trucks have 8 gears..

or only 2523 has -
They have as many as 32 Gears. some heavy duty tractors even had 52 gears.
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What is that "C' stands (Opp to Reverse gear) for in the gear lever picture?
it Stands for crawler. Gives the highest torque for maximum tractive effort
 
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Saw quite a few of the Bharat Benz trucks on road. They seem to have refined engines. And pull effortlessly. A cut above indian trucks. I believe new age trucking is taking shape in india. Tata prima and now this
 
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I saw few of these on highways near Pune but they aren't that attractive like Tata Prima truck series.
Bharath Benz trucks are not introduced against the Prima series of Tata. Those trucks are against 909ex,2513ex etc etc of Tata IMHO..[:)]
 

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New Bus Plant, Additional Products and Expanded Export Business: Daimler’s Commercial Vehicles Division.​

Stuttgart/Chennai – Less than three years after the market launch of the BharatBenz brand, Daimler's commercial vehicles division in India is already heralding its next phase of growth. Today, Daimler Trucks and Buses is opening a new bus plant at its Chennai production facility in the south east of the country. The company also revealed its new buses and a heavy-duty truck to customers, business partners and representatives of the media.

"We have become firmly established in the Indian market with our BharatBenz brand, despite only operating in the market since 2012" stressed Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, member of the Daimler AG Board of Management responsible for Trucks and Buses. Sales of BharatBenz trucks in India rose 63 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015 alone. A total of well over 20,000 of the brand's trucks are now on India's roads.

"We continue to strengthen our presence in the Indian commercial vehicle market with new products, now also including buses. In doing so, we are opening a new chapter of growth," Dr Bernhard added. "This investment represents the ongoing pursuit of our strategy of targeted expansion for our global market presence."

Volume of Indian Bus Market Set to Double by 2020

"We see enormous potential for growth in the Indian market. We expect the volume of the Indian market for buses weighing over eight tons to more than double by the year 2020," specified Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses. "Our two-brand strategy allows us to offer our customers in the region the right products and services for them."

The front-engine buses of the BharatBenz brand meet the requirements of the Indian volume market in the school, staff, and tourist segments. The British manufacturer Wrightbus mounts extremely light aluminum bodies onto the vehicles directly on Daimler's plant premises.

In the future, Daimler will produce rear-engine buses under the Mercedes-Benz brand in Chennai for the premium segment. These will mainly be used for longer coach trips.

Both the front and rear-engine buses will be available with a gross vehicle weight rating of nine and more than sixteen tons when they go on sale in the fall of 2015. Buses with a gross vehicle weight rating of sixteen tons will be available from next year. Sales activities are carried out via the wholly owned Daimler subsidiary Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), for which it uses and is constantly expanding its established network of dealers and service providers. Customers in India can also rely on support from a single source when it comes to repairs, maintenance and after-sales.
Daimler is investing about EUR 50 million in the expansion of the bus business. The bus plant, which covers a total area of roughly 113,000 square meters, is initially set up for a capacity of 1,500 vehicles a year.

This can be expanded up to a maximum of 4,000 units. Once production has been ramped up, Daimler Buses will employ about 300 people in India.
Once the new bus plant has been inaugurated, the plant in Chennai will be the first Daimler Trucks plant in the world to produce trucks, buses and engines for a total of three different brands: BharatBenz, FUSO and Mercedes-Benz.

New BharatBenz 3143 Truck Breaks Into Important Segment

In addition to the buses, DICV is adding the new BharatBenz 3143 heavy-duty truck to its portfolio of products. The 3143 is a truck for mining applications and construction site traffic that celebrated its international debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicles last year. With a gross vehicle weight rating of 48 tons and a four-axle configuration, the truck has been designed for use in mines in deep and steep exploration sites. It thus ideally serves customer demand. The mining segment is particularly important because India boasts a wealth of natural resources and extracts raw materials such as iron ore, anthracite and many different minerals. The 430 hp offered by the BharatBenz 3143 make it the strongest local truck by far for the Indian market. Reliability, low servicing costs and the best possible adaptation to local conditions such as the heat and unsurfaced roads are other advantages that the vehicle offers to customers. The vehicle is the first truck produced in India meeting these requirements, perfectly expanding the BharatBenz product portfolio.

The intelligent platform strategy allowed the engineers at Daimler Trucks to develop the model in less than three years. That is why the BharatBenz 3143, for example, is powered by the tried-and-tested Mercedes-Benz OM 457 engine, which has proved itself over many millions of kilometers not just in Asia, but also in Europe and North and South America. The OM 457 will set new technological standards in India.

From Chennai to the global export markets

The company, which operates under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, is also using the new vehicles to reinforce its export business from India. FUSO trucks destined to be exported to the growth markets of Asia, Africa and South America have already been rolling off the line in Chennai since May 2013. The Middle East and other markets in Latin America are to be added this year.

Both the buses and the BharatBenz 3143 will complement the export portfolio in the future. Daimler Buses already started exporting bus chassis from India to Egypt in February. Because the chassis are technically similar to those of the medium-duty BharatBenz truck, export activities from Chennai started even before the bus plant opened.

“Opening another production facility and introducing a second wave of products in such a short time is another testimony for the strength of our Indian operations. And in combination with our worldwide FUSO network, this makes the recipe for sustainable growth at Daimler Trucks Asia.” summarized Marc Llistosella, Head of Daimler Trucks Asia.
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Re: About The BHARATBENZ and It's Trucks

found something weird (may be only for me)
I didn't know that trucks have 8 gears..

or only 2523 has -
Nice to learn that "C" stands for crawler. Hope such system should get introduced in cars as well. Secondly, how would they engage in first without entering into reverse by mistake and 8th gear without entering into 5th.
Its really an effort it seems to change the slots.
 

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