Iveco is extending its Stralis heavy truck range with a new tridem conversion, offering maximum flexibility and manoeuvrability for UK and Irish fleets
Basildon, July 22, 2016
Iveco has confirmed the availability of a new 8x2 tridem model within its Stralis heavy truck range, available with a choice of Hi-Street, Hi-Road or Hi-Way cabs – to suit the needs of all fleets.
A tridem configuration enables operators to benefit from the increased payload capacity of a four-axle rigid truck, whilst retaining the manoeuvrability typically associated with a three-axle rigid vehicle of the same wheelbase.
The tridem conversion is being carried out by System Truck in Italy, appointed by Iveco for its ability to carry out specialist chassis modifications to factory standards.
The base vehicle for the conversion is a 26-tonne Stralis 6x2 rigid, to which System Truck adds a central disc brake axle running on single wheels. The hydraulic system for steering the additional axle is completely independent and autonomous and does not alter the steering of the original vehicle in any way. Plus, the second and fourth axles can be raised in unladen or partially laden conditions, to reduce tyre wear and rolling resistance.
Martin Flach, Product Director at Iveco, says: "The Stralis tridem is built for carrying uniform loads in applications where manoeuvrability is paramount. It's ideally suited to fleets which need the capacity of an 8x4, but on jobs where there's only room for a six-wheeler to deliver.
"Sitting behind the wheel, it's quickly apparent that the Stralis tridem can turn far tighter than a standard eight-legger. Plus, for operators who want the flexibility of being able to pull a drawbar trailer, it affords the ability to run as a 44-tonne combination."
The Stralis tridem is available with a choice of six wheelbase lengths from 4,200mm to 6,050mm, with the additional axle increasing the vehicle's tare weight by approximately 900kg, depending on the specification selected.
System Truck was founded in 2000 and lays claim to being the largest converter of commercial vehicles in Europe.
Iveco is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). Iveco designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.
The brand's wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3 – 7 tonne vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 19 tonnes, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tonnes. In addition, the Iveco Astra brand builds off-road trucks, rigid and articulated dumpers as well as special vehicles.
Iveco employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at work.
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