Iveco vehicles will be represented at the upcoming International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show, at the Melbourne Showgrounds on May 5-7. In the Waste Management in Action event the Iveco stand will include the latest version of the Acco, represented by a 4×2 and two 6×4 variants.
Making its show debut will be the new Stralis 8×4 Clear Back of Cab (CBOC) model, released late last year. The Stralis will be fitted with a Multilift XR26Z hooklift with 26 tonne capacity, offering both sliding and tilting movement.
Iveco engineers redesigned the Stralis’ exhaust system to a horizontal orientation, while also adopting a new modular air intake which is now located between the front steer axles. Repositioning these items allows closer fitment of the body towards the rear of the cab, meaning faster and more efficient body fitment for hooklift and overhead refuse collection applications.
Stralis has a choice of two Cursor 13 SCR engines at 450hp and 2200 Nm, or 500hp and 2300 Nm. Both engines are coupled to Iveco’s Eurotronic II 16-speed automated transmission and Meritor drive axles. Front suspension is a load sharing four air bag, two leaf parabolic springs with double acting shock absorbers, while in the rear, the Hendrickson Primaax PAX 462 is fitted.
The 4×2 Acco in the show, will be equipped with a Multilift ‘Futura’ new generation skiploader. The Futura offers a number of new innovations including lightweight, high strength steel construction for payload benefits, and newly-released operator control and safety features.
Of the remaining two Accos, one is a compactor unit, to be operated by Solo Resource Recovery on a contract with Manningham Council in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. The other Acco, the 6×4, will be exhibited in a demonstration arena where show-goers can not only see the vehicle operating, but by invitation, also drive and operate the truck if they hold the correct licence.
This Acco is fitted with a new Bucher Municipal Gen V Series II side loader, developed to provide greater access and manoeuvrability in tighter urban areas while still providing a generous payload, the display model provides over 10 tonnes. Iveco will also exhibit a 20m³ 50C Daily van at the event.
“The Acco range is an industry standard in the waste collection sector given its bullet-proof driveline, low whole of life costing and fit-for-task construction,” said Darren Swenson, Iveco Australia Marketing Manager.
“And now the latest Stralis range, particularly the CBOC models, build on Iveco’s ability to offer a high quality range of commercial vehicles for use in this important sector. Not to be forgotten, the Daily van line-up with its abundant safety features, market-leading 8-speed full automatic transmission and car-like driving experience provides an excellent base for sanitary services vehicles.”