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Eicher enters heavy-duty truck market in SA

The Eicher brand has entered the heavy-duty commercial vehicle market in South Africa with the launch of its Eicher Pro 6000 series, next generation of heavy-duty trucks.
Eicher Pro 6025T

The new range consists of the Pro 6016 (eight-tonne payload) 16T Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) heavy duty freight carrier and Pro 6025T (10 Cubic meter) 6x4 25T GVM heavy-duty construction tipper. 

The Eicher Pro 6000 Series is powered by the VEDX5 and VEDX8 engines, designed in collaboration with the Volvo Group. The engines are equipped with Volvo Group’s Engine Management System 3.0 (EMS) which maintains an optimum balance between load demand, fuel efficiency, and emission control.

The cabin is adapted from Japanese design and meets AIS 029 safety standards. It is equipped with Intelligent Driver Information System which provides live information to the driver on truck operational parameters, fuel consumption, and advanced onboard diagnostics system. It is also equipped with features such as air suspended seat for the driver, heater, air-conditioner, and power windows. 

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Onboard diagnostics enables proactive maintenance of the truck. The system throws up fault indicators to the driver in the form of visual signals, messages and alarms. Together with the fully equipped Eicher service network, this ensures preventive and corrective maintenance of the truck, thus delivering superior uptime.

Eicher Pro 6016

Surender Singh, vice president and country head, VECV (a Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) South Africa said: “The Eicher Pro 6000 Series marks a milestone in the journey of Eicher Trucks in South Africa, entering the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry. The Eicher Pro 6000 Series offers class-leading fuel efficiency, superior uptime, and enhanced driver comfort, safety and efficiency through various cabin features and intelligent systems.

"The trucks have undergone rigorous endurance and performance testing for over 100,000 kilometres in South Africa. Together with strong support solutions, the new series promises to deliver maximum lifetime profitability to the customer and fast-track their business growth."

The trucks will be available throughout the country at 17 locations.

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