Can a Mahindra Thar pull out this MASSIVE truck [Video]

Mahindra Thar has remained one of the most popular vehicles in the Indian market when it comes to off-roading. The affordable rugged vehicle is very capable and has shown its mettle in the off-roading tracks. Here is a video that shows the Mahindra Thar trying to rescue a huge tipper truck!

Will it save the truck?

The truck seen in the video is an Eicher 5016 that weighs a massive 16,200 kg! The tipper can be seen stuck on the slippery, muddy road when the Mahindra Thar comes to the rescue. There is a lot of water flowing through the area making it more difficult for the truck to find traction.

The truck can be seen struggling to go in reverse. Mahindra Thar is pulling the truck from behind with the help of a towing rope. The truck can also be seen helping the Thar by using the throttle in the reverse gear and it suddenly comes out of the slippery surface. Soon after, it gets stuck again on the slippery surface but the Mahindra Thar helps it once again to ensure that the truck is not stuck. The Eicher 5016 is not a 4X4 truck, which makes it even more difficult in such situations.

Not an easy rescue

Can a Mahindra Thar pull out this MASSIVE truck [Video]

Even though the truck was unloaded, the gross weight is rated at 16,200 kg, which is massive! The Mahindra Thar can be seen losing the grip on a few occasions when the skid. However, with the combined effort, the massive tipper comes out.

How is it even possible? Well, off-roading vehicles like Mahindra Thar come with a low-ratio reduction gear. This is the key to the whole rescue operation. The low-ratio transfer case multiplies the torque output of the engine which helps it to get through most of the challenging situations. It is available in most of the 4X4 vehicles like the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour. The Mahindra Thar used the low-ratio transfer case to maximize the torque output and rescue the truck.

In Mahindra Thar CRDe, the high/low ratio transfer case is rated at 2.2:1, which means that the torque output increases by 2.2 times in the Thar when the low-ratio gear is engaged. In the regular ratio, the transmission sends a maximum of 105 Bhp and 245 Nm to the wheels. Once the low-ratio gear is engaged, the maximum torque output of the Thar becomes near about 550 Nm, making it extremely capable of doing jobs like pulling a tipper!


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