Iveco extends DriveAway ‘ready-bodied’ range to tackle new markets

Iveco extends DriveAway ‘readybodied’ range to tackle new markets

Fleets can now access the widest ever range of ready-bodied Iveco trucks, following investment of £11.5 million in growing the DriveAway line-up beyond the traditional 3.5- and 7.5-tonne models.

Available truck body types now include boxes, curtains, dropsides, reefers, skip loaders, hook loaders, tippers, tipper grabs and sweepers – plated at up to 32-tonnes. Stuart Webster, Iveco UK & ROI business director, said: “We are expanding the DriveAway range to ensure we can offer fleets shorter delivery times, coupled with lower costs and higher residual values. Our models have been chosen to suit sectors where new assets can often be required at short notice, such as when a new contract comes in and the work starts almost immediately.” Iveco has engaged some of the best bodybuilders in the industry, with the expanded range of truck bodies being built by firms including Abba, Boughton, Boweld, Brit-Tipp, HIAB, Hyva, JC Payne, Johnston, Kel-berg and Paneltex.

All Iveco DriveAway truck models offer customers the advantage of being able to meet emissions standards with a single antiemission system – Iveco’s HI-SCR technology. HI-SCR utilises passive regeneration of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) and means productivity for the fleet owner and driver is increased, as the system requires neither driver involvement nor downtime from active regeneration.

The existing DriveAway range of 7.5-tonne Eurocargo rigids with box, dropside and curtainside bodies from JC Payne has been extended, with customers now able to buy 12-tonne boxes and curtainsiders on both the standard and low-height ‘120EL’ Eurocargo chassis, with and without a tail-lift. Brit-Tipp will also continue to provide tipper bodies at 7.5-tonnes.

Iveco is also introducing 18-tonne Eurocargo rigids with curtainside bodywork and tuckaway tail-lifts, on a chassis featuring a hiroof sleeper cab for maximum driver comfort. This is complemented by the addition of a 26-tonne Stralis with a choice of day cab or high-roof sleeper cab, and with a curtainside body and tuckaway tail-lift. This model makes best use of the versatile Stralis 6×2 rigid chassis to offer a 31ft-long body without the need for chassis extensions.

Temperature controlled

Iveco has teamed up with Paneltex and Carrier Transicold to offer DriveAway vehicles for the temperature-controlled sector for the first time, with models available at 7.5, 12, 18 and 26-tonnes.

In this niche sector, the complexity of body configurations means Paneltex is pre-building bodywork for Iveco, but allowing the body to be customised to suit each customer’s specific application prior to mounting to the chassis. This will reduce the average newbuild lead times from approximately 14 weeks to just three weeks, enabling the end-user to tailor features such as compartments and doors to its own preference.

For 18-tonne Eurocargo and 26-tonne Stralis vehicles, Iveco is offering Carrier Transicold’s new Iceland Twincool engineless refrigeration unit as standard – selected for its ability to run entirely on hydro-electric power generated by Iveco’s ultra-clean Euro VI engine. This removes the need for a separate diesel engine and lowers CO2 emissions, supporting Iveco’s position as a partner for sustainable transport.

Construction, demolition and waste

Other new new models in the DriveAway range include 18-tonne Eurocargo skip loaders from a choice of three different bodybuilder partners – Boughton, HIAB and Hyva – with the flexibility for additional customer-specified options to be added post-build.

Iveco has also introduced 32-tonne Trakker 8×4 chassis with hook loader bodies from Boughton and Hyva, plus tippers from Abba, Boweld and Kel-berg. Tipper grabs are also available, with Palfinger Epsilon cranes. Both the tippers and tipper grabs feature steel bodies and are purpose-built for the demolition and muckaway roles best-suited to the rugged heavy-duty Trakker chassis.

Completing the line-up is a 16-tonne left-hand drive Eurocargo road sweeper with Johnston bodywork, to reflect the significant potential Iveco sees within this market for a Euro VI medium truck which doesn’t require forced regeneration. The low-speed environment and frequent stop/start nature of sweeper work is a perfect match for Iveco’s HI-SCR technology, as well as for its 12-speed EuroTronic automated transmission.