manufacturer Ashok Leyland launched Captain Haulage and 3718 Plus, the BS-IV
trucks with iEGR (Intelligent Exhaust Gas Recirculation) engines in Mumbai.
Ashok Leyland also introduced haulage trucks with maintenance free hubs i.e.,
with Unitized Wheel Bearings.
The Captain Haulage trucks are
especially designed to deliver higher uptime and faster turnaround time to meet
the high productivity demands of the logistics industry. Captain is powered by
the H series CRS engine with iEGR technology, and offers high initial pickup,
superior driveability and unmatched fuel economy. With international styling
and comfort and designed for the Indian operating conditions, the Captain
offers the best-in-class cabin which is available in both AC and non AC
These vehicles also come with
an essential safety feature, Frontal Crash Protection. This feature helps the
vehicle to absorb the impact in case of an unfortunate incident of head-on
collision and keeps the occupants of the vehicle safe. Captain Haulage trucks
are available in 25T, 31T & 37T GVW segments. The range is built for a wide
number of applications like market load, parcel, tankers, cement bulkers and
3718 Plus is latest addition
in 37T segment which is one of the fastest growing segments in CV industry.
This offers another 10% fuel savings, 225 kgs of more payload and 10% extra tyre
life from new technology tyres. 3718 Plus offers the best maneuverability
through optimal overall length, 27.5 ft & 29.5 ft loading span options, and
appropriate positioning of lift axle.
In trucks with unitized wheel
bearings, grease is packed for life and no periodical hub greasing, end play
adjustment or bearing replacement are required. It also helps in improving tyre
life. Unitized Wheel Bearings are now available as an optional feature on 37T
& 31T range and will expanded to other ranges progressively.
Anuj Kathuria, President,
Global Trucks, Ashok Leyland Ltd., said, “Ashok Leyland has been gaining
customers’ trust across the country, across segments. This has been possible
owing to our winning combination of products, our innovation-led technologies
and our customer-first approach. Maharashtra, especially Mumbai, has been one
of our key focus market and our customers here are seeing the value in
investing in our products. As part of our strategy to further grow and
strengthen our leadership, Captain Haulage and 3718 Plus will play an important
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