To capitalise on emerging demand owing to revival in mining operations in India, truck majors such as Daimler and Scania have unveiled a slew of mining trucks and tippers. Both players showcased new products at the ongoing Excon exhibition. For the first time, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Private (DICV) with its exclusive brand BharatBenz displayed 11 trucks from its construction & mining range of products including India’s first indigenised mining truck 3143 making an indelible mark at its first public fair Excon.
Similarly, Scania Commercial Vehicles India Private, a leading premium commercial vehicles and engines manufacturer, also showcased its premium mining tippers, the P 410 (8×4) coal body and P 410 (8×4) SSAB rock body at the construction and mining technology fair.
“With the impetus on infrastructure projects, BharatBenz is set to transform the way of work in the construction and mining industry. BharatBenz 3143 is a natural progression towards high powered, cost efficient mining trucks that will bridge the gap in the industry that currently offers premium trucks and trucks that are underpowered. The truck is capable of operating in challenging terrains and can efficiently operate in deep mining conditions, making it an unbeatable value proposition,” said Erich Nesselhauf, managing director and CEO of Daimler India.
According to Anders Grundströmer, managing director, Scania India and senior vice-president, Scania Group, said: “We are bullish on the Indian market, especially the mining sector. We are confident of growing further in the coming year. Our products are designed to withstand the toughest and most demanding mining conditions.” The Scania P 410 tippers are the most sought after products by leading mining companies in India, he added.