KOLKATA: Hinduja group flagship Ashok LeylandBSE 0.86 % on Friday launched its 'Captain 40iT' tractor in Kolkata adding to its popular Captain series of trucks. Co-created with drivers and users through an extensive study of their lifestyle, the new Captain 40iT has been designed specifically forIndian requirements, the company's mediastatement stated. "The new Captain 40iT offers better pick-up, ease of repair and the highest cab tilt angle in the industry. It is powered by a turbo-charged diesel engine that churns out 180 horsepower and generates maximum torque of 660Nm," the release added. The tractor has undergone more than 2.3 million kilometers of on-road testing and extensive internal testing on pave tracks and 6 posters. This new series of Captain Tractor also offers a world class cab and innovative fuel efficient new drive train in the 40T/49T range. It also features an intelligent engine management system, the dual data switch that ensures optimal fuel consumption on empty and full loads at the flick of a switch. This feature will be of especial advantage to customers operating bulk fleet in the cement, steel and port segment. Captain 40iT reflects the same comfort, reliability, efficiency and versatility that the Captain series of trucks is renowned for and comes to the market after extensive testing and proven reliability, said Suvendu Moitra, zonal manager, Ashok Leyland.
"It offers versatility and adaptability not experienced in the segment before. I am confident that the new Captain 40iT will maximise productivity and enhance returns on our customers businesses," he added. Apart from port operation, the new tractor will also benefit the steel industry in the 40T and 49T segment.
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