Ashok Leyland rolls out Captain 40iT tractor
02 Feb 2016
Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, launched the 'Captain 40iT' tractor at a function in Jaipur today, 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 for Indian requirements, the company stated in a release.
"The new Captain 40iT offers better pick-up, ease of repair and the highest cab tilt angle in the industry. The Captain 40iT 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 Tractors 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.
"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," Ashok Leyland president trucks, Rajive Saharia said.
"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.
The tractor segment has seen very good growth over the last few years and constitutes almost 12 per cent of total industry volume (TIV). Rajasthan alone contributes nearly 21 per cent of the tractor TIV, with tractors constituting nearly 50 per cent of all medium duty vehicles sold in Rajasthan.