Tata Motors launches India’s largest tipper truck

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 13 Aug 2020

Tata Motors has launched the Signa 4825.TK, which it says is India’s first 47.5-tonne multi-axle tipper truck for surface transport of coal and construction aggregates.

The Signa 4825.TK’s gross vehicle weight allows more load per trip with its 29 cubic metre box load body. The new tipper truck is powered by Cummins ISBe 6.7-litre BS VI engine with power rating of 250hp and torque rating of 950Nm from 1000-1700rpm to ensure faster turnaround time. The engine is mated to a heavy duty G1150 9-speed gearbox, with 430mm dia organic clutch, with the gear ratios designed specifically for surface transportation and reduced fuel consumption.

The tipper truck is equipped with 3 distinct drive modes – light, medium and heavy – to ensure optimum power and torque selection, based on the load and terrain, ensuring high fuel efficiency. It comes as a factory-built, ready-to-use vehicle with the 29 cubic metre tipper body and hydraulics. The Signa 4825.TK is available in two configuration – 10x4 and 10x2 – to offer flexibility to the customer, basis their requirement.

RT Wasan, VP – Product Line, M&HCV, Tata Motors said, “Tata Motors has used the BS VI implementation opportunity to not only migrate to the stricter emission norms, but to truly upgrade the entire product portfolio and further match the customer’s requirement by setting new benchmarks for performance, operating efficiency, comfort and safety. We are delighted to introduce the Signa 4825.TK – recognising the needs of the customers such as those in construction and coal industry who wish to complete large projects ahead of time, we have developed India’s largest tipper, with gross vehicle weight of 47.5 tonnes. It has been our constant endeavour to deliver the best product offerings that match and excel the country’s evolving needs and demands. Through our Power of 6 philosophy, we will continue to offer first-in-the-industry products and solutions and further strengthen our position in the cargo and Construck segments.”

The Signa 4825.TK is equipped with features like spacious sleeper cabin, tilt and telescopic steering system, 3-way mechanically adjustable driving seat and easy-shift gears. The suspended cabin is said to lower NVH characteristics and provide a comfortable ride even on rough roads. The powerful air conditioning system assures comfortable all-weather driving. The crash-tested cabin, high seating position, bigger daylight opening, rear view mirror, blind spot mirror, solid steel 3-piece bumper is said to make it one of the safest tippers in the country.

The tipper truck also offers creature features like Hill Start Assist (HSA), engine brake and iCGT brake for greater vehicle control and lower operating costs. It is also equipped with advanced electronic system with sensors to detect and prevent a possible topple while tipping, thus increasing the safety of the driver and the operators. The new tipper comes with the standard fitment of Fleet Edge – Tata Motors’ next-gen digital solution for optimal fleet management, to further increase the uptime and reduce the total cost of ownership.

The entire range of Tata Motors M&HCV trucks comes with warranty of 6 years/600,000 kilometres. The OEM also offers Sampoorna Seva 2.0 and Tata Samarth, the OEM's commitment to CV driver welfare, uptime guarantee, on-site service, and customised annual maintenance and fleet management solutions with each M&HCV.