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Iveco adds to off-road Trakker range

Posted by Darren Hayes> on Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Iveco has expanded its heavy-duty off-road range with its new 18 tonne GVM 4x4 Trakker 360AD.

The Trakker is fitted with the 7.8-litre six-cylinder Iveco Cursor 8 engine with direct injection, producing 265 kW (360 hp) and 1,500 Nm of torque at 1,125 rpm.

Coupled to the Euro V-compliant engine is a ZF 16-speed manual transmission or users can specify Iveco’s Eurotronic 12-Speed Automated Transmission.

The new Trakker model has permanent 4x4 operation with hub reduction and triple differential locks at the front, centre and rear.

When fitted with the standard Michelin 385/65R22.5 XZY3 front and Michelin 315/80R22.5 XDY3 rear tyres, the Trakker 4x4 boasts 380mm of ground clearance at the front diff and 316mm at the rear diff.

According to Iveco, the Trakker 360AD comes standard with front and rear drum brakes with ABS and EBL (Electronic Brakeforce Limitation) and Anti-Skid Regulator (ASR).

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,” 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.”