Body Building Practices in India
Case Study : TATA SE1613
Chassis length is extended beyond the actual by welding sheet metal sections.
Wooden sheets are then attached to this framework with fasteners.
- Most of the work is manually done.
- Craftsmanship and detailing.
Hazardous working conditions
High side deck is made with wood and is supported by metal reinforcements.
-Absence of guidelines, engineering drawings, assembly instructions etc.
-No ergonomic considerations.
-HVAC no taken into account.
-No safety devices.
-Frequent cases of refurbishment of trucks where the same chassis is used again.
Owner needs to wait anywhere from 15-20 days for the delivery of the truck.