Iveco has expanded its heavy duty Trakker off-road range by adding a 4x4 variant to the existing 6x6 models, offering buyers additional choice across Iveco’s off-road line-up.
Rated at 18 tonne GVM, the new Trakker 360AD becomes the largest 4x4 available in the Iveco range, a position previously occupied by the Eurocargo which features up to 15 tonne GVM.
Powering the Trakker is Iveco’s proven Cursor 8 engine featuring direct injection technology, variable geometry turbo and overhead camshaft design with four valves per cylinder. The 7.8 litre, 6-cylinder unit produces 265 kW (360 hp) and 1500 Nm of torque at a low 1,125 rpm – emission controls come courtesy of SCR technology to meet Euro 5 requirements.
Coupled to the engine is a ZF 16-speed manual transmission engaged via single dry plate clutch. As an alternative, Iveco’s Eurotronic 12-Speed Automated Transmission can also be specified at additional cost.
A clear advantage of Iveco’s off-road range across all weight classes is an abundance of off-road equipment available as standard, and the Trakker is no exception.
The latest Trakker offers permanent 4x4 operation with hub reduction and triple differential locks (front, centre and rear), ensuring superior traction when track conditions deteriorate.
When fitted with the standard Michelin 385/65R22.5 XZY3 front and Michelin 315/80R22.5 XDY3 rear tyres, the Trakker 4x4 boasts a generous 380 mm of ground clearance at the front diff and 316 mm at the rear diff.
Adoption of rear parabolic leaf spring suspension combines excellent load carrying ability with superior articulation and off-road performance, while not compromising road manners.
Braking is handled by front and rear drum brakes with ABS and EBL (Electronic Brakeforce Limitation) – ASR (Anti-Skid Regulator) is also standard.
Iveco product spokesperson, Joel Read, said the latest Trakker model would appeal to customers engaged in construction, mining and exploration, agricultural and emergency service work.
“The addition of a 4x4 Trakker model fills a niche between the Eurocargo 4x4 and the larger Trakker 6x6,” Mr Read said.
“While there are similarities in applications the Trakker 4x4 and 6x6 models are targeted at, we’re finding that not all customers require a 33 tonne GVM off-road vehicle.
“The Trakker 4x4 has been available in New Zealand for some time and was well received there, and with its stellar off-road ability, we think it will develop a strong following in Australia as well.”
The new Trakker 4x4 is available from Iveco dealerships now.
Iveco Australia manufactures and imports commercial vehicles spanning the light, medium and heavy duty truck segments and, under the Iveco Bus brand, buses and coaches. The commercial vehicle range includes on and off-road models beginning with car licence vans, through to road train prime movers rated at up to 140 tonnes GCM. The ACCO and Powerstar vehicles, developed and produced specifically for the Australian market, complement Iveco’s worldwide best sellers such as the Daily, Eurocargo, Trakker and Stralis. Iveco vehicles are ably supported by a dedicated network of 50 dealerships and service outlets strategically located nationwide, offering aftersales services that include extended warranties, roadside assistance and programmed maintenance contracts.
Iveco’s Australian manufacturing base in Dandenong Victoria, represents a major investment in the local truck and bus industry. Iveco directly employs around 600 people nationwide and thousands more Australians in related industries, from retailing operations to component suppliers.
Iveco is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). Iveco designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.
Iveco employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in seven countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at work.
Iveco employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at work.
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