IVECO Trucks Australia Limited will be showcasing a new range of off-road vehicles at the 2013 Asia Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) in Sydney.
To be held from 20 to 23 August at the Sydney Showgrounds, AIMEX 2013 will feature an impressive display of off-road trucks as well as two purpose-built buses at the IVECO stand. Comprising of a 4x2 and a 4x4, the buses will highlight IVECO’s versatility and reinforce its position as a total transport solution that provides support for some of the most remote locations and harshest terrains in Australia.
A specialist provider of off-road vehicles, IVECO has more than a century of experience in the design of vehicles custom-made for the harsh climate and road surface extremes of Australia. IVECO offers a range of light, medium and heavy duty trucks, and buses, perfectly suited for off-road operations, making the brand the perfect partner for the mining, oil & gas, construction, long-haul transport and forestry industries.
IVECO’s Astra HD9 8x8, which will be introduced to the Australian market this year is strong and versatile, and combines many years of experience building highly specialised, heavy-duty vehicles with the latest requirements for operator safety and comfort. Design features of the HD9 include a cabin featuring expansive windows and rear-view mirrors for excellent visibility, ergonomically designed interior and instrument panel, and Astra chassis and drivetrain.
The Daily 4x4 is a purpose built off-road, light commercial truck based on the award-winning IVECO Daily road vehicle design. Suitable for use as an off-road support, emergency service or recreational vehicle, the Daily 4x4 is built on a solid steel truck chassis, and comes with permanent all-wheel drive with three available differential locks (front, rear, and central). The drivetrain features 24 forward and 4 reverse gears. Features also include GVM of up to 5.2 tonnes, towing capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes and choice of single or dual-cab configuration.
The Eurocargo 4x4 stands out for its qualities of versatility and durability, as well as its manoeuvrability. Ideally suited for a range of applications, the Eurocargo 4x4 is available in single or dual cab configuration and can be used for off-road maintenance or support vehicles, crane trucks, emergency services or elevated work platforms. Feature highlights include special structural protection systems including a higher chassis, steel bumper, retractable access steps, special radiator guard, retractable rear under-run protection bar and headlight protection grilles.
The Trakker 6x6 is a specialised truck with a GVM of 33 tonnes, and purpose built for tough off-road jobs. With differential locks and hub reduction on all axles, the Trakker can be equipped for off-road tipper work or as the base for an elevated work platform. Design features include all wheel drive in a 6x6 configuration, IVECO cantilever suspension for an incredibly smooth ride, drivetrain utilising an IVECO Cursor 13 450 hp engine and a ZF EuroTronic II 16 speed automated transmission.
Combining an American drivetrain and European comfort into an Australian-made truck, the Powerstar 7800 Roadtrain is a heavy duty workhorse that can haul huge loads, with a 140 tonne Gross Combination Mass (GCM). Feature highlights include a 15-litre, 600 hp Cummins Signature engine, Eaton 18-speed Roadranger transmission delivering 2,050 lb/ft of torque to the ground, engine and drivetrain mounted on a steel chassis, and a cab designed to provide increased visibility and high levels of comfort, reducing the impact on the driver’s body.
The off-road range of trucks is manufactured in Europe and supplied to the Australian market by IVECO Trucks Australia. The Powerstar 7800 and bus chassis are manufactured at the IVECO manufacturing plant in Dandenong, Victoria.