The first Stralis cab AS (Active Space) was launched on the range of Iveco heavy early 2002 in a single variant long, extra-wide (2.48 m) and a high roof. In 2003, versions were introduced AT (Active Time) long with standard roof or floor, and AD (Active Day) short for wagons and tractors used for national transport and distribution. The AT / AD differ from the AS to the width (2.28 m) and greater height (+15 cm) of the engine hood, which lowers equally the floor of the driver's seat to the ground. These same AT / AD equip today Trakker.
An ideal width of the cabin
The width of 2.28 m, common to all the cabins AT / AD, offers particular advantages in the construction site. Facilitates maneuvering in tight spaces and reduces the risk of a collision of the corners cabin against obstacles, even in the presence of anti-fouling protruding baffles. The non-slip access steps can be moved outwards, which improves the safety of operations, down from the cab (Frequently construction vehicles). Furthermore, the bottom step is made of flexible material, without joints: a contact with an obstacle encountered in forward or in reverse, the footboard is deformed to then resume its original shape. Last advantage of the wide cabin: Iveco offers the option of a mini-platform on the left side (on the fender behind the left door), which allows the driver to check the inside of the body, holding on to a grab handle in the headlining.
Bumpers in three elements
The bumper of the Trakker, always in steel, is realized in three parts to reduce replacement costs in the event of impact. It has been redesigned with rounded corners, to harmonize with the curves of the front of the cabin Stralis and banish any trace of aggression visual from the front of the vehicles. The bottom is rounded according to the angle of attack front, while driving, welcomes the platform that allows the driver to clean the windshield. Once dropped, the platform automatically locks in position for use. The halogen is protected both by their position that stuck by a removable grill.
A spacious cab
The construction vehicles are mostly equipped with a cab. The driver must, however, always feel at ease, regardless of its size. In AD cabins, with its exterior length of 1.66 m, it remains a space of about 15 cm behind the driver's seat with the backrest back to its normal position. A concept that Iveco has always applied to its short cabs, so that the driver does not have the impression of driving "with their backs to the wall." In addition, this space has allowed us to put some coat hooks and to set up a central storage module with integrated desk-table, while leaving enough space for a third seat.
At the wheel of a Trakker, the driver feels at the edge of a Stralis road. The chair is equipped with air suspension is adjustable in length, height and angle. It comes with a headrest and integrated seat belts. The fabric, dark red in color, can be replaced by a vinyl coating. In this case, the door panels, the rear wall and the roof are also covered of washable material. The steering wheel, with high joint, has a considerable angular stroke: 20 ° in total, with a maximum of 40 ° from the vertical. To adjust tilt and height, simply operate with your foot a pneumatically inserted into the floor.
The steering wheel integrates various keys: left and right to control the car radio to navigate the menu of the on-board computer and display different information from the dashboard display. On the right, under the steering wheel, a steering wheel stalk meets the commands related to the vehicle speed: the speed regulator, engine retarder (standard on all Cursor) and ZF Intarder hydraulic retarder on the transmission, which is available on request.
An instrument panel clearly and completely
The driver is faced with the instrument panel, rounded at the top so as to be visible regardless of the setting of the steering wheel. Among the analog instruments, stands on display in black and white 5 ", divided into three areas of information: on top, driving conditions, the calibration of the controller and of the speed limiter, in addition to the report added. At the center, the "check-list" of the vehicle before departure, including the oil level. During the march, the data is displayed on the operation of the motor or, at the option of the driver, the parameters concerning the average speed, fuel consumption and the time of Journey. To encourage economical driving, fuel consumption is displayed both in figures (l/100 km or mpg) or through a colored area whose amplitude is directly related to fuel consumption. Finally, the bottom of the screen is reserved for messages fault.
The other controls are perfectly accessible: on the left of the steering wheel (lights) on the right (emergency lights, excluding the ABS function, the parking brake lever), the central module (differential locks, heating and air conditioning with manual control, available request, commands, PTO, etc.).. Appropriate storage are expected to put a glass or mobile phone. The electric window controls are located on the armrest side door, along with buttons to defrost and control power (on request) in the door mirrors. The electronic tachograph is placed above the windshield, to the left of the car with duplication of the controls on the steering wheel and display of the stations on the dashboard display, to minimize the decrease of attention from the driver. Some practical details make life easier on board the tablet-desk side, to be placed on the steering wheel, 12V electric socket and the socket of compressed air for cleaning by blowing. The central module also accepts the 30-pin socket for diagnostics using equipment workshop Modus. The plastic coating around the instruments and controls are made of scratch-resistant synthetic material. The outside air intake for the air conditioning is fitted with a pollen filter.
Two cabins to rest
Some uses of the Trakker range vehicles require the driver to sleep on board his truck. Iveco thus provided the ability to mount the AT cab long by 2.15 m with normal roof or floor. With standard roof, the cabin has a single berth in three elements lifting, elevated above the engine tunnel. The central element, wide 82 cm, also serves as a comfortable bench under which there are a bottle holder and a document pocket on driver's side, as well as an insulated container or refrigerated (on request) on the passenger side. High roof, you can have one or two bunks and, in any case, remain standing on the bonnet, thanks to a clear height of 1.82 m.
All cabins are equipped with a manually operated sunroof (standard roof) or electric (high roof).
A cabin comfort by road
The use of the cabins road AT / AD on Trakker has greatly improved the comfort than previous models. Even the adjustable suspension contributes to this optimization: the calibration of the four coil springs can be changed via a circular ratchet system and with the aid of a special tool. Iveco at a welfare center, you can stiffen or soften the four springs depending on vehicle application. Four hydraulic shock absorbers and a torsion bar front transverse complement the action of the springs.
An air suspension is available as an option for the AT. Associated with the suspension of the rear tandem, is suitable for high-power tractors 6x4, used for exceptional transport on long road trips.
The sound insulation of the AT / AD road remained unchanged. The noise level was significantly down compared to the cabins Trakker. Because the versions are intended to operate on rough terrain and dirt tracks, bumps and effective filtering of the noise of the engine will reduce driver fatigue and improve the quality of driving, in the interest of safety and the environment.