Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Tips for Better Maintenance of Your Truck and Tipper

Given technological advancements along with upgrading to BS6 norms, the cost of purchasing a latest-gen truck today easily runs into many lakhs of rupees. For fleet owners the investment is huge.

Topping the purchase cost is the obvious cost of operating and maintaining your trucks and tippers. In case of a breakdown in one or more trucks, it can impact task completion and also hurt earnings and profits.

This checklist of preventive maintenance tips can go a long way to improve efficiency, performance and overall roadworthiness and life of your BS6 Trucks and Tippers. 

      Inspect and Rotate Tyres

Running a truck with tyres in poor condition and worn out treads not only puts a strain on the trucks’ engine, it can be hazardous. It is important to inspect your truck’s tyres periodically. Look for signs of tyre wear and tear. Periodic rotation of the tyres also helps to maintain uniform tyre tread thereby increasing life of the tyres.

      Check Tyre Pressure

Keeping the truck tyres inflated correctly as per the manufacturer recommended tyre pressure can protect it from damage caused by uneven usage. Maintaining the right pressure can increase tyre life and improve the truck’s fuel efficiency. Generally, it is advisable to get tyre pressure checked weekly. 

      Change Oils and Fluids

Engine oil, Coolant, Brake fluid and power steering fluid allow proper lubrication of these critical parts of the truck for smooth functioning and to deliver optimal performance. Check that there is no oil or fluid leakage. The fluids should be maintained at the recommended level and changed at timely intervals as stated in the owner manual.

Mahindra BS6 range of trucks and tippers with unchanged oil drain intervals helps to lower the maintenance costs.

      Replace Battery on Time

Maintaining proper battery health is critical because a dirty, old and rundown battery might leave your truck stranded during a trip. Keep the battery clean from dust and grime at all times. And remember to replace the battery approximately every four years.  

      Regular Parts Inspection and Replacement

Replacing truck components can be time-consuming in case of non-availability of spares and expensive too. Therefore better maintenance means taking preventive measures. Keep a regular check of all mechanical, electrical and electronic parts of the truck. Make sure they are in good condition and replace them as and when required. 

      Get the Mahindra iMAXX Telematics Advantage

Mahindra BS6 range of trucks and tippers are equipped with Mahindra iMAXX telematics technology that acts as your personal assistant, updating you 24x7 with key vehicle and business information, via its smart features viz. Live Tracking, Accurate Refills, Predictive Vehicle Health Monitoring, Fuel Efficiency and Consumption Analysis, Theft Alerts, AdBlue® Monitoring, Driver Behaviour Monitoring and a Range of Automated Operation Reports.

Mahindra iMAXX telematics is a revolutionary way to manage your trucks and business smartly, as it enables advanced real-time monitoring, intervention and maintenance, thus ensuring optimum lifelong health and productivity of your BS6 range of trucks. To know more visit www.mahindratruckandbus.com or simply give us a missed call on 1800 315 7799.

Mahindra BS6-Ready Haulage Trucks: The Range You Know, The Range You Trust

Rugged haulage trucks are 10/12/14/16 wheeler MAVs and range of Tractor-trailers with proven capability for dependable long-haul movement of heavy-duty load and suitable for all kind of terrains.

With implementation of BS6 emission norms, new-gen haulage trucks are technologically sophisticated, equipped with smart features, ensuring enhanced performance, efficiency and productivity, while offering better driving comfort and better manoeuvrability. 

Mahindra BLAZO X range of multi, lift and pusher axle haulage trucks are not only BS6 emission norms compliant, they also offer unmatched industry-first Service and Spares guarantees, as well as highest mileage thanks to Mahindra’s proven Fuel Smart technology, coupled with prompt service and easy availability of parts. All these guarantee higher productivity and smooth ownership experience throughout the truck’s life cycle.

BLAZO X haulage truck owners also benefit from the lowest Total Cost of Operation and 6 YEARS-6 Lakh km/6000 hours Transferable Warranty, including the cabin. Plus unchanged oil drain intervals ensures even lower maintenance costs.

Mahindra’s forward thinking in design and engineering has ensured that 90% of BLAZO XBS6 truck parts are same as in the BLAZO X BS4. After all, when upgrading your fleet, spare part availability and service shouldn’t be something you worry about.

Mahindra BLAZO X BS6 haulage range with distinctive model-wise Value Proposition and Applications suits a range of business needs.

BLAZO X 28 CARGO BS6

Extra Mileage. Extra Parcels. Extra Profits.

Application: Barrels, Construction Material, Engineering Goods, Refrigeration, Tanker, Fruits & Vegetables, Food Grains, Boxes, Parcels & Logistics

BLAZO X 35 CARGO BS6

Delivers Extra Loads and Food Grains Without Getting Fuel-Thirsty.

Application: Market Loads, Construction Material, Engineering Goods, Refrigeration, Tanker, Fruits & Vegetables, Food Grains, Barrels, Boxes

BLAZO X 40 TRACTOR BS6 

Assured Extra Savings With Every Automotive Delivery.

Application: Auto & Two Wheeler Carriers, Container, Oil & Gas Tanker 

BLAZO X 42 CARGO BS6

Perfect for Fuel Higher Economy. Perfect for Extra Loads. Especially Cement Transportation.

Application: Construction Material, Boxes, Tanker

BLAZO X 46 TRACTOR BS6

Effortlessly Moves Containers and Saves Extra Fuel.

Application: Construction Material, Machinery, Steel, Container, Bulkers, Over Dimensional Cargo, Marbles, Tanker

BLAZO X 49 CARGO BS6

Extra Mileage. Extra Payload. Extra Profits.

Application: Tanker, Bulkers, Cement, Market Loads, Steel, Container

BLAZO X 55 TRACTOR BS6

A Big Heart for Big Cargo and Big Mileage.

Application: Construction Material, Machinery, Steel, Container, Bulkers, Over Dimensional Cargo

Standard Features:

  •         7.2 litre, high torque, low r/min engine for more trips and higher earnings
  •         mPOWER FuelSmart engine with multimode switches for superior performance
  •         Best-in-Class Driver Information System (DIS)
  •         Next-Gen features and enhanced cabin for better productivity
  •         Better payload capacity

BLAZO X Haulage trucks are also equipped with Mahindra’s smart iMAXX Telematics technology which allows you to stay informed and in control of your business at all times. iMAXX Telematics Features:

Live Tracking, Accurate Refills, Predictive Vehicle Health Monitoring, Fuel Efficiency Analysis, Fuel Consumption, Theft Alerts, AdBlue®Monitoring, Driver Behaviour Monitoring, Automated Operation Reports.

Thus Mahindra BLAZO X Haulage BS6 range is your trusted business partner, delivering More Uptime and More Profits for your every trip and project. To know more visit www.mahindratruckandbus.com or simply give us a missed call on 1800 315 7799

Friday, June 4, 2021

Mahindra CRUZIO BS6 Staff and School Buses: Class-leading Profitability and Comfort

 The winning combination of best-in-class profitability with unmatched comfort is guaranteed when you chose Mahindra CRUZIO staff and school buses for your business. Built on the latest platform, designed for ergonomic comfort and convenience and loaded with leading-edge technology features, Mahindra CRUZIO BS6 and Mahindra CRUZIO GRANDE BS6 range of buses delivers more per every rupee spent.    

The dual promise of CRUZIO being the most profitable and luxurious bus in its category has been made possible by Mahindra’s continuous innovative efforts in product and technology enhancements which have gone into developing the new-age Mahindra CRUZIO.

Here is what goes into making CRUZIO staff and school bus your ideal business partner for long-term profitability and low total cost of ownership.

Profit Maximising Technology and Service Guarantees

mDi 2.5 Litre BS6 Engine

The powerful and highly efficient 2.5 litre mDi engine in the CRUZIO is not just fully BS6 compliant, it is also backed by Mahindra’s long proven CRDe expertise to ensure that the CRUZIO delivers a power-packed performance along with class-leading fuel economy. 

iMAXX Telematics Technology

CRUZIO buses have the advantage of being equipped with Mahindra’s smart iMAXX telematics technology. It allows CRUZIO bus fleet owners and operators to track the bus location and stay updated with vital information about the bus, while ensuring enhanced safety for the passengers.

Benefits of iMAXX Telematics technology for;

Bus fleet owners: Tech-enabled features such as Live Tracking of the bus, Driver Behaviour Monitoring, Theft Alerts and a range of Automated Operation Reports, empower you to keep track of your bus fleet and manage your business with greater efficiency.

Bus operators: Benefit from the convenience of staying updated on vital parameters of the bus, with features like Accurate Refills, Predictive Vehicle Health Monitoring, Fuel Efficiency and Fuel Consumption Analysis and AdBlue Monitoring. This allows timely intervention for more efficient vehicle performance.

End Users: Can enjoy peace of mind thanks to the vehicle tracking feature that ensures the bus location is always known, ensuring passenger safety on every trip. 

All put together, iMAXX telematics technology is designed to greatly enhance the safety, productivity and profitability of Mahindra CRUZIO staff and school buses.

Service and Spares Guarantees

When it comes to the all-important point of smooth running and maintenance of these buses, CRUZIO BS6 staff and school buses definitely score high. CRUZIO buses come with the unmatched advantage of industry-first and best-in-class service and spare part guarantees.

  •  Guarantee 1: Get back on the road in 48 hours or get Rs.1000 per day.
  •  Guarantee 2: Service will reach you in 2 hours or you get Rs.500 per hour.
  •  Guarantee 3: Assured availability of 100 moving maintenance parts at dealership or MPARTS PLAZA, or else they are yours for free.


Profit Maximising Comfort Features
Greater Seating Capacity with Wider Seats
When it comes to experiencing the CRUZIO from the inside, enhanced seating capacity means more passengers can be accommodated per trip without compromising on comfort. Whether it is office goers in the CRUZIO staff bus or children in the CRUZIO school bus, they are sure to enjoy every ride in the Mahindra CRUZIO. The roomy and pleasant interiors fitted with wider seats designed for utmost comfort and a spacious gangway for ease of movement will make them look forward to every CRUZIO bus ride.

CRUZIO BS6 SPECIFICATIONS - REGULAR

MODEL

CRUZIO 2750 BS6

CRUZIO 3100 BS6

CRUZIO 3370 BS6

CRUZIO 3800 BS6

Variants

Staff Maxi Cab

Staff Maxi Coach

Staff Bus

Staff Bus

Seating Capacity

14+D HHR

12+D HHR

18+D HHR

12+D PB

22+D HHR

26+D HHR

CRUZIO BS6 SPECIFICATIONS - SCHOOL BUS

MODEL

CRUZIO 2750 BS6

CRUZIO 3100 BS6

CRUZIO 3370 BS6

CRUZIO 3800 BS6

Variants

School Bus

School Bus

School Bus

School Bus

Seating Capacity

21+D - (3X2)

18+D - (2X2)

25+D - (3X2)

22+D - (3X2)

31+D - (3X2)

26+D - (2X2)

35+D - (3X2)

30+D - (2X2)


Enhanced Cabin

The enhanced and spacious CRUZIO cabin with better ventilation, 4-way adjustable driver seat with inbuilt headrest, tilt and telescopic steering and advanced Driver Information System (DIS), maximises driver comfort and convenience in the Mahindra CRUZIO, resulting in greater productivity.

Bigger Clutch with Clutch Booster

A bigger clutch with integrated clutch booster makes for easier and fatigue-less driving, thereby allowing the Mahindra CRUZIO driver to stay refreshed and alert at the wheel for a longer time and make more trips per bus with ease.

Parabolic Suspension

No matter what the road conditions, CRUZIO passengers enjoy a smooth and well cushioned ride to arrive fresh and energised at their destination. Superior ride comfort is ensured on each trip in the Mahindra CRUZIO thanks to the softer parabolic suspension with rubber tips for best-in-class comfort.

Setting Safety Standards

Ensuring the utmost safety of passengers in the CRUZIO is of paramount importance. That is why the design and build of the Mahindra CRUZIO is such that it is the only bus in its class to be fully rollover-compliant. The uncompromising safety features in the CRUZIO staff and school buses include –

  •   Anti-roll bar for better stability at high speeds.
  •   Full-length footstep with aluminium top for safe entry and exit.
  •   Anti-skid vinyl flooring with silicon carbide particles for safe passenger movement inside the     bus.
  •   Fire Detection and Alarm System (FDAS) in CRUZIO Staff Bus.
  •   Fire Detection and Suppression System (FDSS) in CRUZIO School Bus.
  •   Child Check-Mate Feature, Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) and Mahindra iMAXX for tracking    of CRUZIO School Bus.
  •   First Aid Box for prompt medical aid in CRUZIO School Bus.
  •   Emergency Button on each Seat Section in CRUZIO School Bus.
  •   Emergency Exit for quick evacuation in case of exigency in CRUZIO School Bus. 

In conclusion, Mahindra CRUZIO BS6 staff and school buses come with a host of thoughtfully designed features that benefit both the driver and passengers, translating into a superior ownership experience and higher profits for you.

Be it in-city, inter-city or coach travel, Mahindra CRUZIO buses are perfectly suited for the task. No surprise that it makes sound business sense for bus fleet owners to upgrade to the all-new Mahindra CRUZIO BS6 range – THE MOST PROFITABLE BUS IN IT’S CLASS. To know-how and take your next step towards building a more profitable bus fleet business, visit https://www.mahindratruckandbus.com/passenger-buses/index.aspx or simply give us a missed call on 1800 315 7799. 


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Most Fuel Efficient BS6 Tipper Trucks Providing More Uptime and More Profits

 

If you are in the business of cement, construction, mining, sand, blue-chip metal segment, then read on. Your business could benefit from the relevant and useful information on tipper trucks that we will cover in this article. 

The construction and mining industry in particular is one of the biggest users of tipper trucks. With infrastructure project implementation on the rise and India being the second largest cement producer in the world, the industry is poised for major capacity expansion. As the demand growth drivers are ticking up, this is bound to translate into a huge scale requirement of tipper trucks as well, going forward.

Tipper Trucks: Powerful and Versatile Performers

In view of the above requirement, HCV Tippers are well suited to Indian driving cycle and terrain conditions, meeting the transportation needs of various segments. Tipper trucks are normally deployed for transport of bulk construction materials or movement of heavy goods and raw material from the source site to tip off the load at the destination or consumption site. These heavy-duty 10/12/14 wheeler multi-axle tipper trucks are powerful machines used for off-road and on-road surface transportation because of their endurance, easily making multiple trips, carrying and delivering heavy payloads, even in the most challenging road conditions.

Given the nature of heavy payload they transport and terrain they navigate such as river beds for sand, coal mines, rocky quarries and construction sites, tippers come with a rugged design and build quality and an unmatched powerful engine with best-in-class torque at wheels. At the same time, they are also flexible in their configuration i.e. body type and manoeuvrability, versatile in multiple usage, tech-advanced and feature-rich HCVs in terms of dashboard controls and cabin ergonomics. All of which ensures optimal and efficient performance from both man and machine, leading to more uptime and hence more profits. 

Best Suited For:

Tipper trucks are perfectly suited for a number of applications such as transporting blue chips stones, sand, cement, coal, building and road construction material. Hence they are mostly deployed at mining and construction sites.

Types of Tipper Trucks:

There are various makes and configurations of tipper trucks available in the Indian market today. Based on the vehicle type and addressable segments, tipper truck applications can be bucketed in 2 major categories;

1) Construction segment

2) Mining segment

 Mahindra BLAZO X Range of Tipper Trucks:

Mahindra’s BLAZO X BS6 range of medium and large tipper trucks offer many unmatched industry-first service guarantees – prompt service, readily available parts and of course highest mileage – promising better productivity, hassle-free ownership experience and extra advantage to their owners.

These tippers also come with the lowest Total Cost of Operation and the 6 YEARS/6000 hours, whichever is earlier, Transferable Warranty that includes the cabin.

The highlight of the BS6 Mahindra BLAZO X rollout is that 90% of BS6 BLAZO X parts are common with the BS4 BLAZO X. So you can continue to focus on your business instead of worrying about spare part availability and service. You also get the same BS4 oil drain intervals resulting in lower maintenance costs leading to substantial savings.

The versatile BS6 Mahindra BLAZO X range of tipper trucks give you a choice of models to suit your business requirements.


MAHINDRA BLAZO X 28 TIPPER BS6

SPECIFICATION

MAHINDRA BLAZO X 28 TIPPER BS6

GVW

28000 kg

Engine

mPower 7.2 litre FuelSmart

Max. Power

206 kW @ 2200 r/min

Max. Torque

1050 Nm @ 1200-1700 r/min

Wheelbase

4250 mm

Gear Box

Eaton 9-Speed and 6-Speed

Clutch (Diameter)

395 mm Diaphragm type

Single plate dry type

Gradeability

56.70%

Suspension– Front

Semi Elliptical Leaf Spring with Shock Absorber

Suspension– Rear

Inverted Leaf Bogie Suspension

Optional: Bell Crank Type Suspension

Rear Axle

Tandem Banjo Type Single Reduction

Tyres

STD: 11X20 16PR

295/95D20 + 10X20 (Mixed)

Fuel Tank Capacity (litre)

260 litre

AdBlue® Tank Capacity

50 litre

Chassis Cross Section (mm)

285 X 70 X 8.5 with Reinforcement

Steering

Hydraulic Power Assist Tilt & Telescopic

Brakes

Full Air S Cam Dual circuit ABS 10 BAR system

System Voltage

24 V (2X12)

Cabin

Day Cab (AC optional)

Max. Speed

60 km/h (Regulated)

Min. Ground Clearance

250 mm

Body Size (Cubic meter)

16 m3 Box Body, 20 m3 Box Body, 14m3 Rock Body

Tipping Body Option

STD: Hyva Make

Optional: Mahindra Make

ATS System

BS6 Compliant ATS with DOC/DPF +SCR/ASC

Key Features:

  •  7.2 litre, high torque, low r/min engine.
  •   mPOWER FuelSmart engine with multimode switches.
  •   Driver Information System (DIS).
  •   Next-Gen features and improved cabin for better productivity.

Applications:

  •         Road Construction, Sand, Construction Material, Coal.


Mahindra BLAZO X 28 TRANSIT MIXER BS6

SPECIFICATION

MAHINDRA BLAZO X 28 TRANSIT MIXER BS6

GVW

28000 kg

Engine

mPower 7.2 litre FuelSmart

Max. Power

206 kW @ 2200 r/min

Max. Torque

1050 Nm @ 1200-1700 r/min

Wheelbase

4250 mm

Gear Box

Eaton 6-Speed

Clutch (Diameter)

395 mm Diaphragm type

Single plate dry type

Suspension– Front

Semi Elliptical Leaf Spring with Shock Absorber

Suspension– Rear

Bell Crank Type Suspension

Rear Axle

Tandem Banjo Type Single Reduction

Tyres

295/95D20 + 10 X 20 (Mixed)

Fuel Tank Capacity (litre)

 

260 litre

AdBlue® Tank Capacity

50 litre

Chassis Cross Section (mm)

285 X 70 X 8.5 with Reinforcement

Steering

Hydraulic Power Assist Tilt & Telescopic

Brakes

Full Air S Cam Dual circuit ABS 10 BAR system

System Voltage

24 V (2X12)

Cabin

Day Cab (AC optional)

Max. Speed

60 km/h (Regulated)

Min. Ground Clearance

250 mm

Configurations (Cubic meter)

CBC for Transit Mixer applications

TM Drum Size: 6 m3 x 7 m3

ATS System

BS6 Compliant ATS with DOC/DPF +SCR/ASC

Key Features:

  •            7.2 litre, high torque, low r/min engine.
  •            mPOWER FuelSmart engine with multimode switches.
  •           Driver Information System (DIS).
  •           Next-Gen features and improved cabin for better productivity.


Mahindra BLAZO X 35 8X4 TIPPER BS6

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

MAHINDRA BLAZO X 35 8X4 TIPPER BS6

GVW

35000 kg

Engine

mPOWER 7.2 litre FuelSmart

Max. Power

206 kW @ 2200 r/min

Max. Torque

1050 Nm @ 1200-1700 r/min

Wheelbase

5330 mm / 5380 mm

Gear Box

Eaton 9-Speed and 6-Speed

Clutch (Diameter)

395 mm Diaphragm type

Single plate dry type

Gradeability

42.80%

Suspension– Front

Parabolic Leaf Spring with Shock Absorber

Suspension– Rear

Inverted Leaf Bogie Suspension

Optional: Bell Crank Type Suspension

Rear Axle

Solo Banjo Type Single Reduction

Tyres

STD: 11 X 20 16PR, 11R20 16PR

 

Fuel Tank Capacity (litre)

 

260 litre

AdBlue® Tank Capacity

50 litre

Chassis Cross Section (mm)

285 X 70 X 8.5 with Reinforcement

Steering

Hydraulic Power Assist Tilt & Telescopic

Brakes

Full Air S Cam Dual circuit ABS 10 BAR system

System Voltage

24 V (2X12)

Cabin

Day Cab (AC optional)

Max. Speed

60 km/h (Regulated)

Min. Ground Clearance

250 mm

Body Size (Cubic meter)

18 m3 Box Body, 22 m3 Box Body

Tipping Body Option

Mahindra Make

ATS System

BS6 Compliant ATS with DOC/DPF + SCR/ASC


Key Features:

  •         7.2 litre, high torque, low r/min engine.
  •          mPOWER FuelSmart engine with multimode switches.
  •          Driver Information System (DIS).
  •          Next-Gen features and improved cabin for better productivity.
  •         Better payload capacity.

Applications:

  •          Road Construction, Sand, Construction Material, Coal


Mahindra BLAZO X 42 PUSHER AXLE BS6

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

MAHINDRA BLAZO X 42 PUSHER AXLE BS6

GVW

42000 kg

Engine

mPOWER 7.2 litre FuelSmart

Max. Power

206 kW @ 2200 r/min

Max. Torque

1050 Nm @ 1200-1700 r/min

Wheelbase

6770 mm

Gear Box

Eaton 6-Speed

Gradeability

19.60%

Suspension– Front

Parabolic Leaf Spring with Shock Absorber

Suspension– Rear

Bell Crank Type Suspension

Wheels & Tyres

295 / 90R 20 + 10R20 (Tube Radial Mixed)

Fuel Tank Capacity (litre)

 

415 litre

 

AdBlue® Tank Capacity

50 litre

Steering

Tilt & Telescopic Power Steering

Brakes

Full Air S Cam, 10 Bar system

System Voltage

24 V (2X12)

Variants

Cabin

Load Body Length

8534 mm

Cabin

Single Sleeper (AC optional)

Max. Geared Speed

80 km/h (with Speed Limiter)

Tipper Chassis

Tipper CBC Chassis with PTO available

ATS System

BS6 Compliant ATS with DOC/ DPF + SCR/ ASC

*Only Avl in CBC & CWC


Key Features:

  •          7.2 litre, high torque, low r/min engine
  •          mPOWER FuelSmart engine with multimode switches
  •          Driver Information System (DIS)
  •          Next-Gen features and improved cabin for better productivity
  •          Better payload capacity

Applications:

  •          Road Construction, Sand, Construction Materials, Coal


BLAZO X tippers are also fitted with Mahindra’s smart iMAXX telematics technology which allows you to stay updated with key vehicle and business information, thanks to its smart tech features – Live Tracking, Accurate Refills, Predictive Vehicle Health Monitoring, Fuel Efficiency Analysis, Fuel Consumption, Theft Alerts, AdBlue® Monitoring, Driver Behaviour Monitoring and a range of Automated Operation Reports.

Mahindra BLAZO X Tipper BS6 range is truly the hardest working business partner you could ask for – delivering unbeatable performance giving you More Uptime and More Profits on every trip and project.

  •          Assured Higher Mileage with our proven mPOWER engine, FuelSmart technology.
  •         Heavy Duty Clutch and Axles coupled with strong Chassis Frame for durable performance.
  •          Advanced BS6 After Treatment System  for better performance and greater reliability leading to low on Adblue consumption and higher savings.
  •          Greater productivity due to same rugged cum proven aggregates with HYVA Body coupled with Service and Spares Guarantees.
  •          New Driver Information System and iMAXX telematics technology for more efficiency and profitability.