The mammoth waste collection industry in Australia is set to welcome a new offering that comes about from the collaboration between Bucher Municipal and IVECO.

The new FORCE Series 3 Front Loader body on the tried and true IVECO ACCO (as seen in the photos) is set to head off on a national roadshow with a goal of winning over councils and waste collection businesses from coast to coast.

The innovative new front loader body has been in development for a year and has been extensively tested.

A key feature of the FORCE Series 3 body is ‘Bucher iQ’, a new control technology that integrates with the cab chassis’ CANBus system and provides increased diagnostics and system configuration benefits via a touch-screen interface.

It also introduces Bucher’s own hydraulics system, which the company designed and engineered specifically for its bodies, and offers the convenience of direct control from the operator screen.

Available in 28.5m³ and 33.5m³ body sizes, the new body can both pack the load and pick-up bins simultaneously.

“The FORCE Series 3 represents the latest evolution of the FORCE Front Loader range.” – Bucher Municipal’s Product and Marketing Manager, Marcus Hughes.

“Key focus areas of the new bodies centre on bringing the product in line with the Bucher iQ CANBus control system that has been so successful on our refuse product range, as well as improving usability while reducing servicing and maintenance costs.”

The Bucher body can load and compact simultaneously with in-cab controls.

Bucher Municipal has enjoyed a strong relationship with IVECO and previously INTERNATIONAL for over 50 years.

Marcus said it was a logical choice to trial the prototype FORCE Series 3 Front Loader on an ACCO 8×4 platform.

“Our customers are very familiar with the ACCO range, for many of them IVECO makes up a good portion of their waste collection fleet,”

“It’s a cab chassis that’s tried and tested, and one that our customers ask for, and for manufacturers such as Bucher, it’s an easy platform to work with.”