Friday 5 June 2020

First X-Way 6×4 tractor in UK arrives at Brocks

The first 44-tonne Iveco Stralis X-Way 6×4 tractor in the UK has been delivered to Essex bulk excavation specialist Brocks Haulage by Acorn Trucks of West Thurrock.

Purfleet-based Brocks ordered the double-drive tractor after being impressed by the first Ivecos delivered to its fleet: 10 new Stralis X-Way 8×4 tippers which arrived at the start of 2019.

The Stralis X-Way (AT440X48TZ/P OFF) gives Brocks Haulage a prime mover said to combine excellent fuel efficiency and safety technologies in an off-road capable chassis, with the comfort of the road-going Stralis cab.

Operations director Anthony Brown said: “We’ve always required 6×4 tractors for our landfill work… This time we were attracted to the Iveco unit based on our experiences with the Stralis X-Way rigids.”

Iveco says the Stralis X-Way double-drive tractor is designed to give operators the confidence to tackle ‘final mile’ deliveries onto construction sites with ease, while ensuring high productivity, safety and excellent total cost of ownership (TCO).

Its robust chassis is ideal for Brocks Haulage’s heavy-duty work, the firm adds – which sees the vehicle frequently operating at maximum gross vehicle weight, delivering onto landfill and construction sites. The Essex firm has selected Iveco’s ‘OFF’ chassis setup, to give the vehicle ability to take on terrain with an approach angle greater than 25 degrees. This is said to guarantee the best performance when collecting and delivering off-road.

Powered by Iveco’s Cursor 11 engine delivering 480hp and 2,300Nm of torque, the truck has been fitted with a wet kit for operating Brocks Haulage’s ejector and walking floor trailers. It also features an optional low-level passenger door window, which provides direct visibility for the driver of pedestrians and other road users – designed to reduce the risk of a collision.

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