TATA PRIMA RANGE

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PRIMA RANGE WRITE UP
Tata Motors Limited announces the launch of the Tata Prima range in South Africa. It was first introduced in 2008 in India as the company’s ‘Global truck’. Tata Motors’ Prima truck range was conferred with a prestigious South Korean award – the Grand Prize of 2009 Good Design selection.

TATA Prima

The new Prima range of trucks offer several applications to meet varied end-user requirements. The design & emission conforms to the varied requirements of countries across the world. In fact, they are Euro III, Euro IV compliant, and Euro V ready.

They also have a universal appeal. For corporates, they are business tools that run at the lowest possible cost. For customers looking to do business better, they meet present needs and are flexible enough to remain a business asset in future – at a low life cycle cost.

The Tata Prima is tailor-made for smooth movement to ensure optimum vehicle usage.

It is equipped with a data logger that helps measure vehicle performance and driving practices along several parameters on a daily basis, and the increased power as compared to the existing range ensures faster trips, higher profitability and an entry into the premium truck segment of South Africa.

Equipped with strong aggregates, such as a robust chassis frame and suspension, the Tata Prima can overcome any terrain. An air-conditioned cabin, data logger, suspended driver seat and an ergonomically designed instrument cluster improve driver efficiency, resulting in increased productivity and faster returns on investment.

Tata Motors will begin distribution of the Tata Prima in South Africa by early 2012. All of our models are conceptualized and manufactured in our Jamshedpur facility on the eastern part of India on a dedicated line for PRIMA.

The range comprises of the following models designed considering the needs of a South African customer after multiple interviews, customer clinics and testing cycles in South African conditions.

  • Prima 4938S 6X4 tractor
  • Prima 4038S 4X2 tractor
  • Prima 4028S 4X2 tractor
  • Prima 2528K 6X4 10cum box-tipper
  • Prima 2538K 6X4 14cum box-tipper
  • Prima 3138K 8X4 19cum scoop-tipper

The company has already equipped its service network in South Africa to support the Tata Prima range supported by decade long presence of Tata Motors in South Africa in Bakkies, passenger cars, medium ,heavy & extra heavy commercial vehicles.

In order to cater to the varied requirements globally, inputs and resources have been gleaned from countries across all continents.The Prima truck cab has been styled in Italy by one of its best design houses. Engine technology has come from USA and Europe.

Gearbox expertise – from both USA and Germany. Know how for the chassis frame has come from Mexico. The tried and tested suspension has its origins in the USA. The sheet metal dies have been sourced from the best in Japan and Korea and the cab has been fabricated with Swedish precision on a robotic weld line.

The range has been jointly developed by Tata Motors and its two subsidiaries, Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Company in South Korea and the Tata Motors European Technical Centre in the UK. The company has harnessed the best of inputs and technologies in styling, engines, transmission, suspension, chassis frames, fabrication and dies.

With this range the company will address the existing customers who want to move to the next level of goods transportation and earth movement, as well as large fleet owners who are mostly looking for a long lasting product at an attractive lifecycle cost.

Hence Tata Prima will not be a product that is selectively targeted at the market and will address the whole market holistically. Tractors will address both the short and long haul application needs catering to various segments like inter & intra city container transport, wholesale goods, mining, car carriers, perishable goods etc.

Similarly for tippers, we will look at both the mining and construction segments hence addressing on road and off road segments. The Prima tipper range will be sold as completely built units, removing our customers hassles of sourcing a body locally there by offering a one stop solution.

Prima 4938S 6X4
Prima 4938S 6X4 is a 3 axle, 49-tonne GVW tractor with a 9-speed Eaton transmission.

The 6X4 tractor is powered by Cummins ISLe engine which has maximum power of 370hp. The product features include new generation brakes, ABS and specialized axles for heavy duty and high speed application.

The Prima 4938S tractor-trailer is ideal for applications like container transport, refrigerated bodies, tautliner bodies, furniture removal, Steel, cement etc. The tractor’s spacious air-conditioned cabin includes reclining seats, adjustable steering wheels and arm rests for driver comfort. It has two sleeper bunks with an ambience control system near the sleeping bunks for controlling conditions within the cabin to ensure a comfortable sleep.

The tractor is specially designed to facilitate long-distance travel and every feature is ergonomically designed to suit the driver comfort. These features are designed to induce longer and more trips.

The driving comforts enable the vehicle to operate non-stop for long hours and can cover over 1200 kms each day thereby offering faster turnaround times. Equipped with strong aggregates like robust Metalsa chassis frame and Hendrickson suspension, the Tata Prima 4938S can overcome any terrain. In a nutshell, Tata Prima LPS 4938 enhances productivity and increases profitability for its owners.

Prima 4038S 4×2
Prima 4038S 4×2 is a 2 axle, 40-tonne GVW tractor with a 9-speed Eaton transmission.

The 4X2 tractor is powered by Cummins ISLe engine which has maximum power of 370hp. The product features include new generation brakes, ABS and specialized axles for heavy duty and high speed application. The Prima 4038S tractor-trailer is ideal for carrying freight at very high speeds both within and outside the city.

The loading and unloading time of these trailers is lower and hence it ensures faster turnaround time. The tractor’s spacious air-conditioned cabin includes reclining seats, adjustable steering wheels and arm rests for driver comfort. It has two sleeper bunks with an ambience control system near the sleeping bunks for controlling conditions within the cabin to ensure a comfortable sleep.

The tractor is specially designed to facilitate both short and long-distance travel and every feature is ergonomically designed to ensure driver comfort for better productivity.

Equipped with strong aggregates like robust Metalsa chassis frame and Hendrickson suspension, the Tata Prima 4038S can overcome any terrain. In a nutshell, Tata Prima 4038S enhances productivity, turnaround time and reduces costs with a better fuel economy.

Prima 4028S 4×2
Prima 4028S is a 2 axle, 40-tonne GVW tractor with a 9-speed ZF transmission. The 4X2 tractor is powered by Cummins ISBe engine which has maximum power of 266hp.

The product features include new generation brakes, ABS and specialized axles for heavy duty and high speed application. The Prima 4028S tractor-trailer is ideal for carrying freight both within and outside the city and is especially impactful in the port movement.

The loading and unloading time of these trailers is lower and hence it ensures faster turnaround time. The tractor’s spacious air-conditioned cabin includes reclining seats, adjustable steering wheels and arm rests for driver comfort.

It has two sleeper bunks with a ambience control system near the sleeping bunks for controlling conditions within the cabin to ensure a comfortable sleep. The tractor is specially designed to facilitate short distance travel and every feature is ergonomically designed to suit the driver comfort for frequent start and stop operations.

Equipped with strong aggregates like robust Metalsa chassis frame and Hendrickson suspension, the Tata Prima 4028S also overcomes any terrain. In a nutshell, Tata Prima 4028S enhances productivity, turnaround time and facilitates short distance movement complemented by good fuel economy.

Prima 2528K 6×4 rigid
Prima 2528K is a 3 axle, 25-tonne GVW tipper with a 9-speed ZF transmission. The 6X4 tipper is powered by Cummins ISBe engine which has maximum power of 266hp.

The product features include new generation brakes, pneumatically suspended cabin, ABS and single reduction axle for high speed applications. The tipper comes with a lighter frame, lighter axles and a 10cum body for better payload and faster on-road operations.

The Prima 2528K tipper is ideal for carrying gravel, sand, earth and other applications specific to the construction industry. The tipper has a spacious air-conditioned non sleeper cabin that includes reclining seats, adjustable steering wheels and arm rests for driver comfort.

The tipper is specially designed to facilitate short-distance movement of materials and every feature is ergonomically designed to ensure driver comfort. The driving comforts enable the driver to operate without getting fatigued for long hours each day thereby offering faster turnaround time.

Equipped with strong aggregates like robust Metalsa chassis frame and Hendrickson suspension, the Tata Prima 2528K is specially designed for on-road applications in the tipper segment positioning itself as a rugged & fast vehicle in its segment. In a nutshell, Tata Prima 2528K enhances productivity and increases profitability for its owners by ensuring lower maintenance and faster turnaround times.

Prima 3138K 8×4 tipper
Prima 3138K is a 4 axle, 31-tonne GVW tipper with a 9-speed Eaton transmission. The 8X4 tipper is powered by Cummins ISLe engine which has maximum power of 370hp.

The product features include new generation brakes, pneumatically suspended cabin, ABS and hub reduction axle specially designed for mining operations. The tipper comes with a robust frame, dual reduction axles and a 19cum rock body for better payload and faster tipping time.

The Prima 3138K tipper is ideal for carrying coal , iron ore, limestone and other applications involved in heavy mining as well as similar off road applications.

The tipper has a spacious air-conditioned non sleeper cabin that includes reclining seats, adjustable steering wheels and arm rests for enhanced driver comfort. The driving comforts enable the driver to operate without getting fatigued for long hours each day thereby offering faster turnaround time.

The tipper is specially designed to facilitate shortdistance movement of ore within the mines and every feature on the vehicle facilitates the operation required..Equipped with strong aggregates like robust Metalsa chassis frame and Hendrickson suspension, the Tata Prima 3138K is specially designed for offroad applications in tipper segment and therefore can overcome any terrain due to very high gradeability.

In a nutshell, Tata Prima 3138K enhances productivity through higher capacity and robust aggregates.

Product Specifications:

PRIMA 2528K PRIMA 3138K PRIMA 4028S PRIMA 4038S PRIMA 4938S
ENGINE
Make Model CUMMINS ISBe Euro-III Turbo charged watercooled direct injection CUMMINS ISLe Euro-III Turbocharged water cooled direct Injection CUMMINS ISBe Euro-III Turbo charged watercooled direct injection CUMMINS ISLe Euro-III Turbocharged water cooled direct Injection CUMMINS ISLe Euro-III Turbocharged water cooled direct Injection
Cylinders 6 inline 6 inline 6 inline 6 inline 6 inline
Capacity 6700 cc 8850 cc 6700 cc 8850 cc 8850 cc
Max power 266 BHP @ 2500 rpm 370 BHP @ 2100 rpm 266 BHP @ 2500 rpm 370 BHP @ 2100 rpm 370 BHP @ 2100 rpm
Max Torque 970 Nm at 1200 – 1700 rpm 1550 Nm at 1200-1400 rpm 970 Nm at 1200 – 1700 rpm 1550 Nm at 1200-1400 rpm 1550 Nm at 1200-1400 rpm
GEARBOX
Make Model ZF 9S1110 TD,9 SPEEDWITH cRAWLER EATON ES15409 9 SPEEDWITH CRAWLER ZF 9S1110 OD withCRAWLER EATON FSO10309- OD 9SPEED WITH CRAWLER EATON FSO10309- OD 9SPEED WITH CRAWLER
No of gears 8F 1 R + Crawler 8F 1 R + Crawler 8F 1 R + Crawler 8F 1 R + Crawler 8F 1 R + Crawler
Type Synchromesh on forward,constantmesh on reverse Synchromesh on forward,constantmesh on reverse Synchromesh on forward,constantmesh on reverse Synchromesh on forward,constantmesh on reverse Synchromesh on forward,constantmesh on reverse
High and Low ratio 8.83 : 1 10.04 : 1 6.58 : 0.75 7.38: 0.74 7.38: 0.74
12.73 : 12.04 12.73 : 12.04 9.48 : 8.97 10.58 : 10.59 10.58 : 10.59
CLUTCH
Type Single Plate Dry FrictionType Single Plate Dry FrictionType Single Plate Dry FrictionType Single Plate Dry FrictionType Single Plate Dry FrictionType
Diameter 430 mm 430 mm 430 mm 430 mm 430 mm
REAR AXLE RATIO 5.86 7.246 6.724 5.126 5.492
BRAKES
Type Full Air Dual circuit – S Camwith ABS Full Air Dual circuit – S Camwith ABS Full Air Dual circuit – S Camwith ABS Full Air Dual circuit – S Camwith ABS Full Air Dual circuit – S Camwith ABS
Parking Hand Operated,Air assisted- Spring Hand Operated,Air assisted- Spring Hand Operated,Air assisted- Spring Hand Operated,Air assisted- Spring Hand Operated,Air assisted- Spring
Auxillary Engine exhaust brakepneumatically operated withfoot pedal Jake Brake Engine exhaust brakepneumatically operated withfoot pedal Jake Brake Jake Brake
Tyre
Size and Ply Rating 315/80R22.5 12R24 Off road 315/80R22.5 315/80R22.5 315/80R22.5
Type Radial Radial Radial Radial Radial
PERFORMANCE
Gradeability 32% 57% 24.90% 35% 30.60%
Max geared speed 84 kmph 66 kmph 98.2 Kmph 109 kmph 103 kmph
Fuel Tank Capacity 365 L 260 L 260L + 365 L (optional) 260L + 365 L (optional) 260L + 365 L (optional)
Dimensions
Overall length 7900 mm 8350 mm 6133 mm 6133 mm 6968 mm
Overall width 2578 mm 2586 mm 2585 mm 2590 mm 2585 mm
Overall Height 3085 mm 3247 mm 3320 mm 3320 mm 3291 mm
Front overhang 1482 mm 1482 mm 1482 mm 1482 mm 1482 mm
Rear Overhang 1173 mm 893 mm 1191mm 1191 mm 921 mm
Wheelbase 4570 mm 5250 mm 3460 mm 3460 mm 3890 mm
Bumper to back of cab 2192 mm 2192 mm 2680 mm 2680 mm 2680 mm
Cab to rear axle 3860 mm 4540 mm 2262 mm 2262 mm 2695 mm
Turning circle dia 18350 mm 22274 mm 12900 mm 12900 mm 14220 mm
MASS DATA
Manufacturers GVM 25500 Kg 33000 kg 18000 Kg 18000 Kg 25500 Kg
Manufacturers GCM 40500 Kg 49500 Kg
Manufacturers Front axle mass 7500 Kg 15000 kg 7500 Kg 7500 Kg 7500 Kg
Manufacturers Rear Axle mass 26000 Kg 32000 Kg 13000 Kg 13000 Kg 26000 Kg
Permissible front axle mass 7500 kg 15000 kg 7500 Kg 7500 Kg 7500 Kg
Permissible rear axle mass 18000 Kg 18000 kg 9000 Kg 9000 Kg 18000 Kg
Unladen Front axle 4445 Kg 6700 Kg 4390 Kg 4690 Kg 4950 Kg
Unladen rear axle 4010 Kg 4520 kg 2710 Kg 2760 Kg 5020 Kg
Total Unladen ( Bare chassiscab without body) 8455 Kg 11220 kg 7100 Kg 7450 Kg 9970 Kg
TIPPER BODY
Capacity 10 Cu m 19 cu m rock body

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