Eicher Pro 2049
Before we go any further, let me tell you about both the trucks. The smaller of the two, the Eicher Pro 2049 has a gross vehicle weight of 4995 kg. It has a cargo body length of 10.4 feet, a width of 6.1 feet and a wheelbase of 2580mm. The truck has a payload of 2697 kgs in FSD or Fixed Side Deck or half deck form.
The vehicle is powered by a BS IV, E483 4 cylinder 2V CRS engine which delivers 95hp@2600 rpm and 300Nm of peak torque @1200-1800 rpm. This 3298cc diesel engine is mated to a five speed gear box. With a ground clearance of 160mm, the vehicle has a turning radius of 10 metres. It has a fuel tank capacity of 60 litres and comes with disc brakes on all four wheels. These are hydraulic brakes.
Interestingly, the vehicle gets grease free semi elliptical leaves with anti roll bar in front and rear. Basically it also means that the suspension is grease free and now the truck owner does not have to grease any points and only after 150,000 kms or so does he have to change a few bushes that would cost him just a few hundred rupees.
The Eicher Pro 2049 comes with 225/75 R16 tubeless radial tyres.
The cabin is 1.8 metres wide and is tiltable. It has a Pigasus family look with eagle eyes. Once you step inside, you realise the interiors are new with an infotainment system, steering mounted controls and a lot of utility features. The steering wheel is tilt and telescopic manual steering vacuum assisted though power steering is optional. More of that later.
This Eicher Pro 2049 comes with a one year unlimited kilometres warranty on the vehicle and 3 years unlimited kilometres on engine and gearbox.
The Eicher Pro 2095XP
The Eicher Pro 2095XP is the bigger of the two with a gross vehicle weight of 10,700kg. It comes in different cargo body lengths of 14.1 feet, 17.6 feet, 19 feet, 20 feet and 21.5 feet. Accordingly the cargo body width also changes to 6.6 feet for the 14.1 feet and 21.5 feet bodies and to 7 feet for the remaining three cargo bodies.
The payload for this vehicle with High Side Deck body is at 7175 kgs, 7030 kgs, 6946 kg, 6917 kgs and 6830 kgs respectively for the different cargo bodies mentioned earlier.
This truck too is powered by the same E483 4 cylinder CRS diesel engine. But here the power is more at 115hp@2600 rpm and the peak torque too is higher at 400Nm@1300-1500rpm. This Eicher Pro 2095XP gets a six-speed transmission. The turning circle for this model is 12.9metres and upwards and has a ground clearance of 195mm. The Eicher Pro 2095XP gets air brakes that are basically drum brakes with air assisted braking. The vehicle comes with 235/75 R17.5 tyres. The vehicle gets a 2 metre wide tiltable cabin and a warranty of 3 years with unlimited kilometres on vehicle and a four years unlimited kms on engine and gearbox.
So why are these trucks termed as Business ka Badshah, or King of Business. There are reasons plenty as we found out. Apart from being a Mileage King, these are Comfort ka Badshah, Technology ka Badshah, Profit Ka Badshah and Safety ka Badshah.