Iveco launched the latest generation of its off-road vehicles that are built for extreme off-road missions at an event in Dubai.
The Iveco Trakker EuroTronic was unveiled in November by the company along with its distributor Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi and Sons (SMAG) at the event held in Dubai Autodrome, which was attended by 150 customers from across the country representing municipalities, construction businesses, quarries, transport operators and other operations.
Participants had the opportunity to experience the comfort of the cab and the vehicle’s driving performance on the Autodrome race track.
A selection of Trakker variants were also on display, highlighting the total flexibility of this range, basically a model for every mission. The star of the launch, the Trakker EuroTronic, was flanked by four Trakker AD380 models in different configurations: tipper, compactor, water tanker and mixer. Similar units were also made available for test driving.
Additionally, the company showcased a complete line-up of its medium and light vehicle ranges, with the Eurocargo and the Daily in different configurations.
Commenting on the advantages of Trakker EuroTronic, a spokesperson for Iveco said: “Some of the features of the new range include off-road driving with low operating costs, high comfort and high reliability. “The Trakker was designed to meet customers’ needs for strength and reliability in all extreme off-road missions with a gross vehicle weight ranging from 18 to 70 tonnes and gross combination weight up to 70 tonnes.
“The real innovation of the new Trakker is the Stralis-based cabin that offers on road level of comfort associated with off road performances,” he said.
The EuroTronic automated gearbox offers significant advantages, he said. It can be used in full or semi-automatic mode. The automatic gearshift is calculated according to load and road conditions and driving style, so that vehicle performance, fuel consumption and comfort are optimised.
The gear speeds are synchronised by electronic adaptation of the engine speed, which is much faster than synchronisation by friction. “This is ideal in construction sites where the vehicle has to climb as the loss of speed is minimal. If the driver wishes to maintain the same ratio over a difficult stretch, he can switch over to semiautomatic mode to control the gear changes.
“With EuroTronic, the driver can focus entirely on driving with there being no need to take the hands off the steering wheel, and the vehicle is performing at its most efficient at all times.
The result is high comfort and reduced fatigue for the driver, as well as great fuel efficiency and low operating costs, in other words, safety and profitability,” he said.
With the introduction of the EuroTronic gear box, the Trakker range is wider than ever, boasting a product offering that allows customers to tailor the product to their specific mission. The range includes the Cursor 13 engines and two cabins (Hi-Land and
Iveco customers in the UAE are supported by the experienced sales, service and customer service teams of SMAG, a leading distributor of commercial vehicles and industrial machinery in the Middle East and East Africa.
Iveco, a brand of CNH Industrial, 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 three- to seven-tonne vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from six to 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.