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Construction : Web Exclusive | January 2019 | Source : Equipment India

Eicher rolls out industry first truck with AMT in 16T

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, introduced Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology in the 16T category- Eicher Pro 3016 AMT. This industry first 16 tonne GVW AMT truck - the Eicher Pro 3016 AMT is equipped with an intelligent shift control actuator that automatically performs clutch and shift operations which completely eliminates the need to use the clutch and shift gears manually. The Pro 3016 AMT comes with auto and manual modes along with transmission drivability features, that is, Power mode for time-bound deliveries and Eco mode for fuel-efficient operations.

The biggest advantage of Eicher Pro 3016 AMT is that it comes with additional driving comfort over manual transmission-equipped models. The elimination of a clutch pedal frees drivers from gear-shifting, reduces their stress and fatigue and minimises performance gap between skilled and less experienced drivers. Pro 3016 AMT has been equipped to address challenges around driver safety, comfort and protection of cargo, thus ensuring fast and efficient movement of goods. This makes the vehicles apt for a variety of applications such as e-commerce, consumer goods, parcel and courier, pharmaceuticals, industrial goods, agriculture produce, poultry and dairy products.

Commenting on this development, Rama Rao A S, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket, Heavy Duty Trucks, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “Eicher has always been a pioneer in providing technologically superior solutions to its customers as per market demands. Today we are introducing AMT in the value truck range for 16 tonnes. Pro 3016 has successfully made a unique position for itself in the competitive 16-tonne segment. With Pro 3016 AMT, we aim to launch a technologically advanced truck that will be a game changer for the commercial vehicle industry.”

The Pro 3016 AMT trucks are being manufactured in the Eicher Trucks and Buses facility in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, where Eicher produces its complete range of 4.9T to 55T commercial vehicles.

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