Tata Motors, which showcased an innovative range of construction trucks at the Excon 2011, has now forayed into the deep mining space with Prima 3138.K
"The 3138 is a new product with automatic transmission. This is the first time Tata Motors is getting into deep mining. The 3138, in addition to the Tata LPK 3118 – 8 cum RMC, Tata LPK 3118 – 18 cum tipper are being showcased for the first time. Commercial production will start in the next few months," said Vinod Sahay, Head – Sales & Marketing, Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors.
The Tata Prima 3138.K is a 4 axle, 31-tonne GVW tipper with Allison automatic transmission. The 8X4 tipper is powered by Cummins ISLe (CRDi) engine, which has maximum power of 370HP. The product features include new generation brakes, ABS and hub reduction axle, specially designed for off-road applications with robust Metalsa chassis frame, heavy duty suspension that can overcome any terrain with its high gradeability. The tipper comes with a robust frame, dual reduction axles and a 19cu .mt rock body for better payload and faster tipping time.
The tipper has spacious air-conditioned non-sleeper cabin that includes pneumatic suspended driver seat, adjustable steering wheels for enhanced driver comfort. The driving comfort enables the driver to operate for long hours each day, thereby offering faster turnaround time.
The Tata Prima 3138.K tipper is ideal for carrying overburden in coal, iron, limestone and other applications involved in heavy mining industry as well as similar off-road applications.
These trucks come with powerful & fuel efficient engines with reliable transmissions, drivelines, axles and hydraulics. All the aggregates have been optimised to ensure maximum performance and the improved efficiency comes with enhanced ease of operation and reliability, thus, significantly reducing the lifetime operating costs, per tonne.
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