Following the addition of the AD 6x4 to the Trakker heavy duty line-up earlier this year, Iveco is adding more variants to the range while expanding the options to existing models, all with the view to providing operators with vehicles more closely suited to New Zeeland applications and regulatory requirements.
New Trakker 8x4
New to the range is the Trakker 8x4 delivering an extra 6t GVM over the 6x4 Trakker, for a total of 32t GVM, providing the scope for a considerably larger payload.
The Trakker 8x4 features a familiar driveline – powering the model is Iveco’s proven Cursor 13 SCR engine producing 450 hp (336 kW) and 2200 Nm of torque; operators wanting additional power can select a 500 hp (373 kW) and 2300 Nm version of the same engine.
Both engines are coupled to the standard 16-speed ZF ECOSHIFT manual transmission, or there’s the option of Iveco’s smooth-shifting16-speed Eurotonic II Automated Manual Transmission.
The new model will be available in ‘Day’ or ‘Sleeper’ cab and will come in a wheelbase choice of 5.72m or 6.52m.
With high tensile steel chassis rail construction the Trakker 8x4 combines strength with a bodybuilder-friendly design for easier body fitment.
Rear suspension is handled via Iveco parabolic leaf cantilever with rear anti-roll bar while the rear axles feature hub reduction with driver-controlled differential locks for added traction and tractability.
Front suspension is Iveco ‘I-beam’ plated with an 8000 kg capacity, and suspension is reinforced parabolic leaf springs with anti-roll bar and telescopic shock absorbers.
On the safety front, the Trakker 8x4 is equipped with a front disc and rear drum brake combination with ABS and Anti-Slip regulator, while the steel front bumper is FUPS-compliant.
For super visibility, the truck also benefits from Daytime Running Lamps (as will all new Trakker models).
On the inside, the truck features an ISRI air suspended driver’s seat, air-conditioning, power windows, heated electric mirrors, cruise control and the IVECONNECT integral radio, ensuring a comfortable and relaxed driving environment.
The new Trakker 8x4 is targeted towards a number of demanding applications including logging, tipper, light crane and other vocational work.
New options for Trakker 6x4
Launched at ‘The EXPO’ in March, Iveco’s Trakker 6x4 variant is now available with an optional 500 hp engine to go with the previous 450 hp powerplant – engine specifications are the same as for the 500 hp Cursor 13 available in the new 8x4.
Other additions to the Trakker 6x4 is the option of a ‘Sleeper’, the availability of a 5.2m wheelbase to go with the standard 1.495m and larger 385/60R22.5 (front) and 315/80R22.5 (rear) tyres providing a heavier weight rating. A relay for the trailer brake is also now standard while rear cab window are now standard on Trakker 6x4 and 6x6 models for improved visibility.
The new options and upgrades are expected to help the Trakker 6x4 further penetrate tipper, spreader and similar off-road applications.
The coming months will also see Iveco New Zealand increase its focus on the Trakker 6x6 with local marketing campaigns to support a local stock holding of this model, for faster delivery times to customers.
Range-wide updates across all Trakker models include 55l AdBlue tank, LED Daytime Running Lamps, availability of a fleet management system, chassis-mounted air horn, chassis wax for protection during shipment and provision for roof lights.
Iveco New Zealand Product, Marketing and Network Development Manager, Kristi Walker, said the latest updates to Trakker models – and more widely across the entire
Iveco product range – showed the brand’s commitment to more closely aligning its specifications to meet New Zealand market requirements.
“Iveco is extremely focused on catering to the needs of local Kiwi customers, and the latest model introductions and upgrades are testament to this,” Mrs Walker said.
“The product expansion on Trakker is very exciting for us as it gives our valued customers more options and tools for their business. The New Zealand standard specification changes across all Iveco models, from Eurocargo to Stralis, was initiated again with the Kiwi customer in mind.
We looked at what was consistently being locally fitted or modified and updated our local standard spec to provide many from the factory. This provides a better turnkey solution for our customer and enables improved price competitiveness by providing factory-built solutions rather than local fitment / modification in areas such as wheelbases, fuel and AdBlue tanks, tyre sizes, alloy wheels and more.
“There will also be some benefits for customers in that a factory-built solution will potentially allow them to have their truck on the road and out working sooner.
“The latest updates and expansion of the Trakker range sees Iveco in the midst of an extensive new product development and release phase that will put New Zealand buyers at the forefront of Iveco’s latest technology and commercial vehicle know-how. Additional models will be added to the Iveco range later in the year – stay tuned,” Mrs Walker said.
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