When the iconic Tata Ace was launched in 2005, it quickly became India's No. 1 selling Mini Truck in India. Come 2017, everyone's favourite‘Chhota Hathi' has metamorphosed into its bigger, sturdier avatar – the Tata Ace XL. The Tata Ace XL is a step up from its predecessor; with a longer 2500 mm (8.2ft) cargo box, and a sturdier body. It comes with a 11.6 KW (16HP) @ 3200r/m mechanical fuel pump engine, rigid leaf spring suspension a wider windscreen for better viewing, a wider door-opening angle and a 30L fuel tank. The load carrying capacity of the Ace XL trucks is 710 Kg. and for Mega XL is 1000 Kg.
1. The 2500 mm (8.2 feet) loading bay of the Tata Ace XL mini truck makes it even more beneficial for all kinds of cargo categories. While the uses largely remain the same for the Ace and Ace XL, the longer bay means that a lot more volume of cargo (990kg) can be loaded on board, helping achieve higher profits.
2. Stock model applications: At its very base model, the Tata Ace XL is popularly used in the Transportation of Gas Cylinder, Milk Cans, Mineral Water, Milk and Vegetable crates, FMCG, Plywood, Furniture, Pipes etc. within the city.
3. Fully built model applications:
a) Cold Chain Transport: The Tata Ace XL can be bought along with a refrigerated container, and equipped with a best in class engine for superior and consistent cooling. This variant is used for transport of frozen meats, ice cream, pharmaceuticals that require cooling and the such like.
b) Protected Cargo: The Tata Ace XL also comes in a Container truck variant, with an insulated container built with high quality corrugated material for higher durability and safety.
c) Transportation of Water & Liquids: With up to 1 Kilolitre tank capacity, the Ace XL is a great option for smaller water and milk supplying businesses.
d) Garbage Gathering & Disposal (Municipal use): The Tata Ace XL finds good use even for garbage disposal thanks to its powerful engine driven hydraulic system for efficient waste management.
e) Mobile Food Van: The food truck model comes equipped with a steel container/rack and a corrugated body for longer life and safety. It has a good amount of mobile kitchen and storage space; and is ideal for most kinds of food truck requirements.
The Tata Ace XL offers superior safety to both driver and cargo, versatile performance under varied physical conditions, ease-of-maintenance, style, comfort and cost-effectiveness. Being backed by the trust earned by its predecessor, and having the largest loading area in its class, has made it a natural winner in its category. It is the ideal vehicle for cargo based businesses which require a sturdy vehicle with good mileage, low maintenance and a good loading capacity.
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