The Super Stallion 8Ã—8 is a logistics vehicle developed and produced by Ashok Leyland, a flagship company of Hinduja Group. The vehicle was developed on the Stallion platform, which is a vital cargo transport truck in the Indian Army’s logistics vehicles fleet. The Super Stallion range of vehicles is produced in three different versions the Super Stallion 6Ã—6 HMV, Super Stallion 8Ã—8 HMV and Super Stallion Field Artillery Tractor (FAT). It incorporates a number of updated features to meet the growing needs of the Indian defence sector.
The vehicle houses the engine and crew cab in front and the cargo section at the rear. The cabin is fitted with air-conditioning and bucket seats to provide more comfort for the occupants. It is also equipped with latest parabolic suspension for better ride comfort. The fleet management system (FMS) aboard the vehicle enhances the operational efficiency and fleet readiness. The FMS assists the fleet managers to follow fleet and fuel utilisation and service related issues. It will also help to schedule preventive and remedial maintenance.
The cabin has a 2kg fire extinguisher. Another 2kg fire extinguisher is installed in body of the vehicle. The cabin has an observation hatch and two berth type seats. The Super Stallion 8Ã—8 has a length of 9.77m, height of 3.29m and a width of 2.5m. The unladen weight of the vehicle is 14.3t. The payload capacity of the vehicle is 12t on smooth terrains and 10t on hard terrains. The Super Stallion 8Ã—8 comes with an optional remote controlled 7.4Mt rear end mounted crane and a remote controlled 12t side mounted winch.
The Super Stallion 8Ã—8 HMV is powered with an indigenously developed Neptune 360 engine coupled to 8S151 gearbox. The engine develops a power of 360hp (265kW) at 2,200rpm and can generate a torque of 1,400Nm at 1,300rpm to 1,500rpm. The Super Stallion 8Ã—8 vehicle has a maximum speed of 90km/h. The turning radius of the vehicle is 27m. The vehicle has a 400mm ground clearance to run effectively on uneven terrains. It can be optionally fitted with an inter-axle lock, inter wheel differential lock and Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS).