FUSO » TV
At the 2016 IAA CV Show in Hannover, Daimler Trucks has presented the Fuso TV (6x4) three-axle tractor. Manufactured at DICV's Oragadam plant near Chennai as an export-only model, the truck is the highest powered heavy-duty truck in the entire Fuso range, targeting long-distance haulage with a gross combination weight of up to 100-tonnes. The truck has been designed for developing markets in Asia and Africa, and was launched in Kenya via CKD from India.
The TV is powered by Daimler's well-known 11.9-litre six-cylinder in-line turbo-charged, water-cooled direct injection diesel engine (aka Mercedes-Benz OM 457), generating a maximum output of 428 hp (315 kW). The engine works with a 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift G 330 gearbox with a twin-disc dry plate diaphragm-type clutch with automatic control. The two driven rear axles feature hub-reduction with optimized rear axle ratios for different applications. The engine is Euro V compliant, and the fuel tank capacity is 455 litres.
Developed on Daimler's Technology platform, the TV features a modern low-roof or high-roof cabin with sleeper berth and 3-crew seating, specially designed to meet the consumer demands from the container transportation in the developing nations. Air-conditioning and Cruise control with steering-mounted paddle gear shift are standard in the TV-R range, along with exhaust and engine brake, and full-air, S-cam dual circuit braking system with ABS. Robust chassis and heavy-duty axle capacity are its biggest advantages, while mighty R 24 tyres with increased ground clearance enables the truck to tackle challenging terrain.