Analysis of performance is a critical consideration in heavy and medium duty commercial vehicles. Unlike comfort cars, a truck’s sole purpose is to handle heavy loads profitably. It is, therefore, imperative to conduct a thorough investigation into the features of the vehicle before making a buying decision. To realize a profit, it is crucial to remember that you are maximizing profit with the lowest cost possible. On top of performance, other considerations for purchasing a heavy-duty truck include;
- Needs Analysis: size and kind of cargo to be handled, maximum and minimum weights, roads and surface conditions and fuel utilization;
- Purchasing and financing options available;
- Choice considerations such as body size, engine capacity, transmission type, and even the type of fuel;
- List the heavy-duty vehicles options available on the market. Comparison of features will sharpen you on performance parameters, which can be clarified by the sales engineers;
- Other factors that may affect the running cost of the equipment must also be considered.
Technical Considerations in Purchasing
- Initial cost considerations. The purchase price must include the long-term usage perspective of the heavy-duty truck. In this line of thought, consider whether lighter weight equipment can be justified, or even whether the offer is underpriced due to the poor quality of the truck. You may even look at the value of the equipment some years down the line.
- Cost versus productivity is the analysis of having two medium duty trucks instead of one and the cost-benefit analysis. Productivity can be analyzed as a function of load miles per hour and compared with other engines in the same category.
- Vehicle weight ratings; with various laws and regulations governing the weight of the vehicles, it is important to always have the information at your fingertips. The total gross weight is the combined axle’s weight, which are the front, rear and the trailer axles weights totaled .While buying, the sales engineers should explain these terms clearly and even the legal implications.
- Weight sharing on the chassis; load allocation on chassis affects the payments and levies that could be charged by transport authorities. The position of the diesel tank could affect the payload.
Heavy-Duty Truck Specifications
These are engine operating parameters that guide in determining the performance of the heavy duty truck. Some of the main considerations include; the axle design, engine type or model, power output in kilowatts, the torque in nm/rpm, and even the transmission system.
Automated Transmission Technologies
These affect the performance of the vehicle such as uphill movement, control of downhill motion, idling, and acceleration to full power. UD heavy-duty equipment, using the automatic powertrain systems and gear technology are able to deliver greater power and efficiency in the shortest time possible during haulage.
Value Addition Services Available;
These include Maintenance and servicing terms, availability of financing options, warranties and other supportive products available from the supplier.
UD Trucks have high-efficiency heavy-duty trucks for sale, which meets the productivity and performance requirements of your trucking needs. In addition, vehicle-tracking services are available, should you require fleet administration solutions. For more details, just visit http://www.udtrucks.com/en-au/trucks.