Tata Motors to launch country’s first Heavy Duty Tipper Range with ULTIMAAXTM suspension at EXCON 2017

Six new vehicles to be showcased from the Construck range

Bengaluru, December 11, 2017: Tata Motors, country’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer will display six new construction and mining commercial vehicles, from its Construck range at EXCON 2017, South East Asia’s largest construction equipment exhibition. Amongst the new product launches, Tata Motors will introduce first of its kind 4th generation ULTIMAAXTM suspension system for the HCV heavy-duty tipper range. The ULTIMAAXTM suspension has been developed jointly by Tata Motors Ltd., along with Hendrickson Inc, (a joint venture partner of TATA AUTOCOMP Ltd.,) a world leader in suspension systems for commercial vehicles.

The new range of vehicles to be showcased at EXCON 2017 include:

PRIMA LX 3130.K 19 CuaM scoop tipper, PRIMA LX 2525.K 16 CuM Box tipper with Ultimaax suspension, PRIMA LX 3125.K 23 CuM box tipper, SIGNA 3718.TK 24 CuM box tipper, SIGNA 2518.K 7 CuM Transit Mixer with Bogie suspension and SIGNA 4923.S 14X2 CuM sideways tip trailer.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rajesh Kaul, Head, Sales and Marketing, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Ltd. said, “We at Tata Motors are delighted to showcase some of our new construction and mining vehicles for the first time at the EXCON 2017. This year, our focus is on Mining and Road construction industry as there is a positive movement in macro-economic indicators in these segments. The products on display will be equipped with globally renowned Cummins SCR technology, heavy duty ULTIMAAX Suspension System, factory fitted comfortable AC SIGNA cabins and light weight but stronger tipper bodies. We are also working on various aggregates like engines, axles and suspension systems to reduce maintenance costs and provide a long-lasting trouble-free operation. We will shortly introduce two of our new vehicles in the market, designed to offer maximum vehicle uptime and enhanced driver comfort at a lowest cost of ownership.”

ULTIMAAXTM Rear Suspension consists of heavy-duty beam with central pivot and combination of shear springs and progressive springs, which are the main load carrying components and are made of special proprietary rubber material. Progressive main springs carry greater portion of the load in vehicle. Its stiffness increases as the load increases without causing an abrupt change in ride characteristics, thereby providing a unique balance of empty ride quality and loaded stability. The use of rubber bushes in Front and Rear, eliminates the need for periodic lubrication, thereby ensuring total peace of mind and no need for periodic visit to workshop or using expensive chassis greasing system. The unique design provides long service life and easy replacement of rubber springs to reduce down time.

    Key features- ULTIMAAXTM      

·         Higher payload of 250 kg.

·         Advanced Severe-Duty Rubber Suspension

·         Outstanding durability

·         Ride comfort using Progressive Springs with roll stability.

·         Maximize Mobility and Traction

·         Low life cycle costs as lubrication is not required.

·         Progressive rate springs provide long service life and are easy to replace

·         Lower repair and replace time

Dr. A.K.Jindal, Head – Electric Vehicles & Defence Vehicles, Commercial Vehicle Engineering, Tata Motors said, “For the first time in India, heavy duty tipper applications have been developed with rubber bushings as against metal bushings used in the conventional suspension. This will reduce road shocks and improve driver comfort thereby enhancing productivity. Additionally, the Ultimaax suspension system will offer advantage of higher payload of approximately 250kgs due to low weight of the system over standard bogie suspension. Taking into consideration customer feedback and expectations, our teams worked extensively to tailor make this suspension suitable for the Indian off-road terrains. State of the art techniques were deployed during the development stage by collecting field data on loading conditions and the terrain of the vehicle.”

Tata Construck range consists of Tippers, Transit Mixers, Truck mounted Cranes & Concrete Boom Pumps, engineered to address tough conditions and endure heavy-duty cycles of the construction and mining industry, with higher productivity and profitability. Pioneers in product innovations, Tata Construck Tippers cater to the widest range of applications like road construction, irrigation, coal, iron ore, marble, stone mining, and bulk material handling at port, limestone, concrete mixture and municipal applications.

Tata Motors CONSTRUCK range is backed by Tata Motors Standard Warranty of 4 years / 4 lakhs kms / 4000 hours (5000 hours for PRIMA range), supported by an extensive sales network of over 1800 touch points, and over 60,000 touch points for Tata Genuine Spares. On the highways of India, customers have access to a Tata Motors’ service touch point every 50 kilometers.

Tata Motors offers excellent aftermarket services support through value added services like a 24×7 Workshops, Door Step Service though over a 100 Mobile Workshops, Tata Prolife – for reconditioned aggregates, Annual Maintenance Contract packages, breakdown assistance, accidental insurance for drivers and over 250 Dedicated On-Site Container Workshops. We at Tata Motors continuously strive to provide best portfolio of value added services for our customer with exclusive pan-India extensive one-stop solutions, offering unmatched support ecosystem.

In addition to this, the company has been a pioneer for introducing the Tata FleetMan Telematics in 2012, which offers, advanced telematics solutions thereby helping customers track and control vehicles anywhere in the country. Tata FleetMan includes features like real-time fleet tracking, SMS and email alerts, Geo-fencing and remote unit management all designed to address pressing need of fleet owners. Today, close to 60,000 vehicles have been deployed with this system across India and abroad.

About Tata Motors

Tata Motors Limited, a USD 42 billion organisation, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, buses, trucks and defence vehicles. As India’s largest automobile company and part of the USD 100 billion Tata group, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, and Indonesia through a strong global network of 76 subsidiary and associate companies, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea. In India, Tata Motors has an industrial joint venture with Fiat. Engaged in engineering and automotive solutions, with a focus on future-readiness and a pipeline of tech-enabled products, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles with 9 million vehicles on Indian roads. The company’s innovation efforts are focused on developing auto technologies that are sustainable as well as suited. With design and R&D centres located in India, the UK, Italy and Korea, Tata Motors strives to pioneer new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers. Abroad, Tata cars, buses, and trucks are being marketed in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS, and Russia.