Force Motors, a Firodia
controlled company based in Pune in Maharashtra, India has decided to acquire
the assets of MAN Trucks India that includes its plant in Pithampur in the Dhar
district of Madhya Pradesh. In a communication to the stock exchange, the
company stated that the Board of Directors of Force Motors has “accepted the
proposal received from MAN Trucks India Pvt Ltd in respect of sale and transfer
of certain assets, being immovable properties, movable properties and other
assets of intangible nature, situated and being used by MAN Trucks India Pvt
Ltd at its plant at Pithampur District Dhar, Madhya Pradesh”.
Kogel is extending its diverse
container chassis portfolio with a newly developed lightweight semi-trailer
container chassis that boasts a central extension. The new Kogel Port 45
Triplex will make its début at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018. Weighing in at
just 4,480 kg in its basic form, with a technical gross tare weight of 41,000
kg and a fifth-wheel load of 14,000 kg, the chassis is ideal for transporting
20, 30, 40 and 45' ISO containers as well as 40 and 45' Highcube containers.
With a tare weight starting
from 4,250 kg including individual equipment, the new Port 45 Triplex is
currently one of the lightest container chassis on the market. This allows
payloads of over 36,520 kg, guaranteeing maximum cost effectiveness for
intermodal transport. This exceptional advantage is courtesy of a
weight-optimised chassis with elliptical lightweight perforations for optimum
stress distribution. The tare weight of the basic chassis can be trimmed still
further with weight-saving individual equipment such as aluminium wheel rims
and an aluminium compressed air reservoir.
The Port 45 Triplex's key
strength is its ease and convenience of use. The newly developed six-ball
bearing one-piece front extension is not only incredibly easy to handle but
also dispenses with elaborate and repair-prone mechanics. The air and light
console is housed in a protective recess in the front extension, significantly
increasing the free space around the tractor unit connection cables. Depending
on the intended use or on the container being transported, the centre extension
– along with the tractor unit – can be removed at four different points. For a
longer lifespan, the centre extension on the Port 45 Triplex features a
low-maintenance guide on special plastic sliders and two extension rollers. The
rear extension is designed along the same lines, and can quickly be set to one
of seven possible positions using a hand crank.
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