Iveco grows Trakker range with New Zealand-centric specifications

4 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 12, 2017

Iveco is adding more variants to the Trakker range while expanding the options to existing models, to provide operators with vehicles more suited to New Zealand applications and regulatory requirements.

New to the range is the Trakker 8×4 delivering an extra 6t GVM over the 6×4 Trakker, for a total of 32t GVM, providing the scope for a considerably larger payload. Powering the model is Iveco‘s Cursor 13 SCR engine producing 450hp (336 kW) and 2200 Nm of torque; operators wanting additional power can select a 500hp (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 16-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.

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.

It 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.

The truck features an ISRI driver‘s seat, air-conditioning, power windows, heated electric mirrors, cruise control and the IVECONNECT integral radio.

The new Trakker 8×4 is targeted towards a number of demanding applications including logging, tipper, light crane and other vocational work.

Launched at ‘The EXPO‘ in March, Iveco‘s Trakker 6×4 variant is now available with an optional 500hp engine to go with the 450hp variant.

Other additions are the option of a ‘Sleeper‘, and 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 6×4 and 6×6 models for improved visibility.

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 the entire Iveco product range showed the brand‘s commitment to meet New Zealand market requirements.

“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. 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.”

Walker said additional models would be added to the Iveco range later in the year.