The Tata Signa 3118.T has a 12.5-tonne dual tyre lift axle configuration. It can operate at 31-tonne GVW with the lift axle down and at 18.5-tonne GVW with the lift axle up, offering a large band of operating payload for various application needs.
Tata Motors has launched the Signa 3118.T – India’s first 3-axle 6×2 (10 wheeler) rigid truck with 31 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). The truck will be lintroduced in phases across different states and markets.
The Tata Signa 3118.T has a 3,500 kg higher certified payload than the corresponding 28-tonne GVW rigid truck. Tata Motors claims that it has equivalent cost of operations with similar fuel, tyre and maintenance costs as a 28-tonne truck. Tata Motors claims that this will enhance the net operating profit for its customers by ~45% over a 28-tonne truck. The incremental investment on the Signa 3118.T, over the corresponding 28-tonne truck, can be recovered in less than one year of operations.
The Tata 3118.T comes in 24-feet and 32-feet load spans in Signa avatar with Lx, Cx versions, and a cowl variant. The truck is powered by the Cummins BS6 engine, developing 184 BHP and 850 Nm mated to the G950 6-speed transmission.
The Signa 3118.T comes with features like fuel economy switch, gear shift advisor, ICGT brakes, Fleet Edge telematics system with inbuilt anti-fuel theft and reverse parking assistance. The Lx version also comes with air conditioning and unitised wheel bearings.
The Tata Signa 3118.T has a 12.5-tonne dual tyre lift axle configuration. It can operate at 31-tonne GVW with the lift axle down and at 18.5-tonne GVW with the lift axle up, offering a large band of operating payload for various application needs. Operating with lift axle up is suitable for all types of tanker applications – petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL), chemicals, bitumen, edible oil, milk and water, as well industrial good such as packed LPG cylinders, lubricants, agricultural products etc. The Signa 3118.T is certified by Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) for 25KL POL tanker, which is 2KL higher than the highest allowed capacity on a 10-wheeler, 28-tonne GVW truck.
The Signa 3118.T comes with value added services under the Sampoorna Seva 2.0 and a standard driveline warranty of 6 Years / 6 lakh km.
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