Tata Hitachi’s new CEV-4 (BS4) compliant TL340H Prime is a next generation wheel loader that promises reliability, low cost of operation, and higher profits. It reduces fuel consumption by as much as 20% on the back of several factors. The first is Tata Hitachi’s one-of-its-kind and widely recognised Hydrostatic technology, that uses hydraulic flow for forward and reverse movements. This is similar to the mechanism used in excavators, thereby eliminating the need for transmission. Further, a Variable Displacement pump optimises hydraulic oil flow based on the load. A reliable, sturdy and fuel-efficient CEV-4 compliant four-cylinder Cummins engine powers the TL340H Prime.
In terms of productivity and loading efficiency, TL340H Prime offers an optimal dump height and reach. This helps in loading high-capacity trucks as well as loading material in the centre of the truck for better spread. Best-in-class ground clearance offered by this machine makes it an ideal choice for any site condition. The machine also comes equipped with an array of bucket options to handle a variety of materials such as coal, limestone, iron ore and blue metal, among others.
TL340H Prime comes with an ergonomically designed operator’s cabin equipped with a new multicoloured digital cluster that displays a host of machine information. The cabin is well ventilated, illuminated and offers ample leg space and clear visibility. A new bucket type suspension seat ensures that the operator can operate the machine without any fatigue and is thereby more productive.
Equipped with standard front guard and compliant with Level-1 FOPS, the cabin is built to enhance operator safety. A new smooth pilot lever ensures non-stop production without operator fatigue. The powerful air conditioning provided ensures uniform cooling of the cabin. An adjustable steering column enhances operator comfort. The control panel is placed within easy reach of the operator. Work stress is also greatly reduced through a music system with FM radio and USB port.
TL340H Prime’s gearless drive is yet another benefit of the Hydrostatic technology. In addition, the hydraulic braking feature improves the machine’s brake response such that the operator can confidently manoeuvre the machine. The inspection points of the machine are also conveniently located for easy maintenance and servicing.
TL340H Prime is equipped with Tata Hitachi’s telematics system InSite that provides Live data on machine location, HMR, fuel level and machine utilization. InSite enables customers to remotely monitor and manage their machines, thereby reducing unnecessary downtime through pre-emptive and predictive maintenance. Customers can also get reports on machine usage, fleet status, and service due alerts.
Tata Hitachi has a wide network of dealers, warehouses, and a team of trained engineers, ensuring robust, round-the-clock support on spare parts and services. Says Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi, “TL340H Prime is designed to be a dependable partner for our customers in the most challenging working conditions. It comes with the promise of reliability, low cost of operation and higher profits. It is also more environment-friendly by virtue of being CEV-4 compliant.”