an industry first move, Eicher Trucks &Buses, part of VE Commercial
Vehicles Limited, has introduced the AMT (Automated Manual Transmission)
technology in the 16T category with the launch of the Eicher Pro 3016 AMT.
industry first 16 ton GVW AMT truck-The Eicher Pro 3016 AMT is equipped with an
Intelligent Shift Control Actuator that automatically performs clutch and shift
operations which completely eliminates the need to use the clutch and shift
gears manually. The Pro 3016 AMT comes with Auto and Manual modes along with
Transmission drivability features, that is, Power mode for time bound
deliveries and Eco mode for Fuel Efficient operations.
biggest advantage of Eicher Pro 3016 AMT is that it comes with additional
driving comfort over manual transmission-equipped models. The elimination of a
clutch pedal frees drivers from gear-shifting, reduces their stress and fatigue
and minimises performance gap between skilled and less experienced drivers. Pro
3016 AMT has been equipped to address challenges around driver safety, comfort
and protection of cargo, thus ensuring fast and efficient movement of goods.
This makes the vehicles apt for variety of applications such as ecommerce,
consumer goods, parcel &courier, pharmaceuticals, industrial goods,
agriculture produce, poultry and dairy products.
on this development, Rama Rao A S, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing
and Aftermarket, Heavy Duty Trucks, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “Eicher has
always been a pioneer in providing technologically superior solutions to its
customers as per market demands Today, we are introducing AMT in the value
truck range for 16 tonnes. Pro 3016 has successfully made a unique position for
itself in the competitive 16-tonne segment. With Pro 3016 AMT, we aim to launch
a technologically advanced truck that will be a game changer for the commercial
he added, “Fuel efficiency is a plus in the all new Eicher Pro 3016 AMT.
However, factors such as comfort, safety, driver efficiency and total cost of
ownership of the truck are also critical aspects of buying trucks these days.
Eicher Pro 3016 provides additional comfort and fatigueless driving, so that
the driver can clock more kilometers per day so and focus on driving with more
attention to the road. AMT allows optimised gear shifting that contributes to a
fuel efficient and comfortable drive and low maintenance, thus improving their
overall turnaround time, eliminating shocks to the driveline and allowing
smooth movement of cargo.”
Pro 3016 AMT trucks are being manufactured in the Eicher Trucks and Buses
facility in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, where Eicher produces its complete range
of 4.9T to 55T commercial vehicles.
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