Tractors India Limited
Tractors India Limited (TIL) launched its new TMS 875 truck crane at bC India. The five axles truck crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 75 tons at 3 meters working radius and comes with a four section trapezoidal boom with boom length varying from 11.0 meters to a maximum of 34.6 meters with 360 degree slew. Maximum road speed of the truck crane is 50 km/hr and is powered by AL 680 TCAC 235 HP engine @ 2200rpm.
According to Mr. S.K. Bhatnagar, Director & President, Materials Handling Division, TIL “TMS 875 comes with a purpose built chassis designed and manufactured by TIL itself, made out of extra high strength steel obtained from Japanese and European sources. Drive line has been sourced from Indian manufacturers. Four outriggers have been provided to provide extra stability to the machine. Hydraulics have been obtained from leading European manufacturers.” He said “with the quality features, the product is a better offering as compared to European and Chinese cranes to Indian customers at a competitive price.”
TIL also launched its new TMS 10, 10 ton truck mounted crane.TMS 10 can lift 10 tons @ 3 meters working radius. The crane comes with a three section boom varying from 7.8 meters to a maximum of 19 meters. The maximum working radius of the crane is 17 meters and maximum tip height is 25.7 with jib. The two axle truck with four outriggers is mounted on Indian, Ashok Leyland chassis with rated power of 118hp@2500 rpm. The gross vehicle weight is 10,500kg. As per Mr. Bhatnagar: “TMS 10 will compete in certain areas with pick n carry cranes in the Indian market.”
Mr. SK Bhatnagar also briefed about TIL Group’s plans to expand its product portfolio, particularly its crane range and related expansion and diversification programme, The Material Handling solutions division at present manufactures, markets and services equipment pertaining to diverse material handling needs, as well as port and road building solutions. Currently, TIL produces nearly 200 mobile cranes a year at its Kolkata factory. A second factory is being set up in Kharagpur to manufacture higher capacity crane products with an investment of Rs 100 crore. The new facility which will be fully modernized and state of the art is expected to be ready by 2013, he informed.
TIL compreh- ensive product portfolio covering various critical sectors, along with its upcoming manufacturing facilities is expected to transform the Group into a formidable and forceful icon in the construction equipment and material handling solutions space, large enough and strong enough whose impact could be seen in the next 2-3 years or even earlier as it proceeds with its most ambitious and diversified expansions.