An Eicher truck was always referred to as Mileage ka Badshah but now it is known as Business ka Badshah, or King of Business. This tag came after the Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV) launched the Pro 2000 series of trucks. Motown India visited the Pithampur plant of VECV in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and got to drive the latest from the Pro 2000 series, the Eicher Pro 2049 and the Eicher Pro 2095XP. Let’s check out why these trucks are called Business ka Badshah.
EICHER PRO 2049
Before we go any further, let me tell you about both the trucks. The smaller of the two, the Eicher Pro 2049 has a gross vehicle weight of 4995 kg. It has a cargo body length of 10.4 feet, a width of 6.1 feet and a wheelbase of 2580mm. The truck has a payload of 2697 kgs in FSD or Fixed Side Deck or half deck form.
The vehicle is powered by a BS IV, E483 4 cylinder 2V CRS engine which delivers 95hp@2600 rpm and 300Nm of peak torque @1200-1800 rpm. This 3298cc diesel engine is mated to a five speed gear box. With a ground clearance of 160mm, the vehicle has a turning radius of 10 metres. It has a fuel tank capacity of 60 litres and comes with disc brakes on all four wheels. These are hydraulic brakes.