While we’ve seen many tug-of-war competitions involving popular SUVs like Mahindra Scorpio, Toyota Fortuner and the likes, it’s for the first time that we’ve come across a video that shows a Force Gurkha and a Mahindra MM540 trying to outclass each other in a tug of war competition. So, which of these off-roaders wins? Check it out for yourself in the video below –
As you can see in the above video, the Gurkha emerges as the clear winner of this competition. Throughout the video, you can see the Gurkha effortlessly managing to pull the MM540 towards itself. The Force Gurkha is powered by a 2596-cc, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 85 bhp along with a peak torque of 230 Nm. The Gurkha has a kerb weight of 2,050 kgs. On the other hand, the Jeep MM540 is at a clear disadvantage here. It gets a 2112-cc motor that outputs only 62 bhp and 121 Nm.
Also, the Gurkha has better mechanicals, viz. differential locks with high/low ratios. These help the Gurkha to have maximum pulling power. On the other hand, even though the MM540 has a 4-wheel drive system, it has solid axles with a simple 4WD differential. It cannot distribute power to any wheel when needed. The only advantage that Mahindra has is that it has a lot less dead-weight of its own body & chassis than the Gurkha. But as we see in the video, the Gurkha clearly outclasses the Mahindra. Gurkha stands out as the clear winner owing to its more powerful engine and a more competent 4×4 system.
Like we’ve been saying, winning or losing a tug-of-war doesn’t mean much. There are many factors like driver skill, clutch condition, tyre condition, and surface condition that play an important role in deciding the results of such a competition. So, the fact that the Gurkha outclasses Mahindra MM540 in the tug of war competition isn’t a real reflection of the individual capabilities of these two vehicles.
Video courtesy – Sushant Saini on Youtube