Iveco launches T-WAY heavy off-road truck range

In News, Iveco, June 20217 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 4, 2021

Iveco has presented the new T-WAY heavy off-road truck that replaces the Trakker and builds on the heritage of robustness and reliability of the brand‘s long lineage of off-roaders. It introduces state-of-the art technological solutions to exceed all expectations in productivity, payload capacity, safety and driver comfort.

The launch completes the Iveco WAY Range that includes the:

Iveco S-WAY on-road heavy truck

• Iveco S-WAY Natural Power natural gas long-haul heavy truck

• Iveco X-WAY cross of on- and off-road models

• Iveco T-WAY heavy off-road truck.

Luca Sra, chief operating officer Iveco Truck Business Unit, said: “This extra-strong vehicle will further consolidate Iveco‘s presence in the heavy off-road sector. The Iveco T-WAY completes the renewal of our heavy Iveco WAY range, which is now one of the freshest, richest and most innovative on the market.”

Thomas Hilse, Iveco brand president, stated: “We designed the Iveco T-WAY with the ambition to set new standards in robustness, reliability, efficiency, handling, body-fitting flexibility and connected services – and design, a ‘must‘ for an Italian brand. The name says it all: T for Tough!”

The IVECO T-WAY carries over its predecessor‘s high-resistance steel chassis with a 10mm thick frame, with a Rail Bending Moment at the top of the segment at 177kNm. The front axle has a maximum capacity of up to nine tonnes. Hub reduction on the rear axle is standard to maximise strength and performance. The new heavy-duty rear suspension system for tandem axles optimises vehicle weight and improves off-road performance with greater ground clearance and a better departure angle.

The Iveco T-WAY delivers all the power needed for traction and PTO with Iveco‘s reliable and efficient Cursor 13 engine that develops up to 380kW (510hp). For lighter-weight configurations, it is also available with the Cursor 9 engine.

 

The engines are coupled with the 12- and 16-speed HI-TRONIX automated gearbox, which now also feature new functions specifically intended for off-road mobility. They include a Hill Holder function to help departure on steep slopes; Rocking Mode to help recover traction in slippery conditions; and Creep Mode for ultra-low speed when idling. For the on-road sections of the mission, the Iveco HI-CRUISE system further enhances the transmission‘s efficiency. It includes predictive gear shifting, predictive cruise control and an eco-roll function that uses the vehicle‘s inertia when travelling downhill. With these new algorithms, HI-TRONIX delivers the perfect gearshift strategy for every application.

The T-WAY has been designed for efficiency and productivity, with a host of features, a lower kerb weight, and new telematics features and digital services. It offers a new fuel-saving solution for missions that require an occasional All Wheel Drive (AWD) capability: the HI-TRACTION hydrostatic drive system for 6×4 rigid and articulated models. It operates at speeds of up to 25kph and is automatically activated to provide additional hydraulic front-wheel traction when needed. It delivers significant benefits in terms of fuel consumption and payload compared to the AWD solution. The low kerb weight has been further reduced by 325kg compared to the Trakker with the new design of the tandem support on the rear axles, which is now a single-piece casting component.

The Iveco T-WAY features the best-in-class connectivity that is the hallmark of the WAY range through the standard Connectivity Box. The connectivity system provides telediagnostics and predictive maintenance. It also enables fleet managers to monitor remotely the performance of every vehicle at all times to ensure maximum efficiency. The constantly expanding portfolio of Iveco ON connectivity-enabled services is focused on maximising the customers‘ productivity and the vehicle‘s durability, as well as minimising unplanned downtime.

With both rigid and articulated versions, it has the widest offering of driveline options on the market: Partial Wheel Drive on 6×4 rigid and articulated and 8×4 rigid models; as well as All Wheel Drive on 4×4 and 6×6 rigid and articulated, and on 8×8 rigid versions. The All-Wheel Drive range has been extended with new 4-, 4.2- and 4.5-metre wheelbase models, which can transport special loads with no modification to the chassis.

The new HI-MUX electric and electronic architecture is fully compatible with the latest-generation control systems. The new PTO line-up includes a new high-performance sandwich PTO that delivers up to 2300 Nm torque.

The cab of the Iveco T-WAY is available in two versions – AD short cab and AT long cab with standard or high roof – it is focused on functionality to facilitate the driver‘s daily work. The entire driver area has been created to provide a practical and easy-to-live-in environment. The comfortable and ergonomic driver‘s seat, together with the new-concept multi-function steering wheel, ensure excellent driver comfort.

Driver safety is paramount in the harsh conditions typically faced by the Iveco T-WAY. The vehicle is designed to provide maximum protection, with safety features which far exceed the type-approval requirements. The new braking system features EBS as standard, full disc brakes are available on PWD models, and new ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems) are available across the range.