Iveco has announced the launch of its new T-Way range, which it says is a replacement for the Trakker model continues its long history of producing market-off-road trucks continues.
The off road specialist Iveco partners its new on road heavy duty flagship the S-Way with the two trucks being launched at the recent Brisbane Truck Show
Iveco says the new T-Way is purpose built to thrive in difficult conditions and to meet the rigours of off-road applications such as mining and exploration, forestry work, water cartage, agricultural spreading and tipper work.
The company says that the range boasts the hardcore off-road equipment of its predecessor, while introducing the latest Euro 6 (Step E) engine range, vastly improved levels of comfort and refinement as well as a stunning new cabin appearance that draws styling cues from the road going S-Way range.
On offer across the T-Way line-up are 4×4, 6×6 and 8×4 configurations and GVM/GCM of 20,500kg/44,000kg, 33,500kg/60,000kg and 41,000kg/60,000kg, ensuring there’s a solution for most off-road applications. Further boosting the model’s flexibility is a choice of four wheelbases; model dependent they range from 3800mm to 5820mm.
Iveco says that the T-WAY range is available with four Euro6 (Step E) engines. Standard in the T-Way AD 4×4 is Iveco’s Cursor 9, 8.7l 6-cylinder powerplant producing 360hp (265kW) and torque of 1,650Nm at just 925rpm.
Iveco says that the optional Euro6 Cursor 13 with its 12.9l displacement is also available for those requiring additional power, with the engine producing 410hp (302kW) and 2,100Nm of torque at 1,000rpm.
In the T-Way AD 6×6 model, the Cursor 13 again features but in a higher state of tune, to produce 450hp (331kW) and 2,200Nm of torque at 870 rpm, while in the dual steer T-Way AD 8×4, the Cursor 13 produces 510hp (375kW) and 2,300Nm of torque from 900rpm.
Emission control on all engines comes courtesy of Iveco’s Hi-eSCR after-treatment with Diesel Oxydation Catalyst, Diesel Particulate Filter, Selective Catalytic Reduction and Clean Up Catalyst.
The Hi-Tronix AMT is also specified in T-Way, as it is in several Iveco roadgoing models,. It is featured as standard in the AD 4×4 in 12-speed guise, and if the AD 4×4 is selected with the optional larger 410hp engine, then it’s matched to the 16-speed Hi-Tronix AMT according to Iveco.
The 16-speed Hi-Tronix is standard on AD 6×6 and 8×4 models. Both AMTs provide the flexibility to be used in auto-mode as you would in an automatic, or alternatively, the driver can elect to manually select the gear via the column mounted sequential shifter, providing an additional level of control if the road conditions require it. A rear engine PTO comes standard on all models.
The Hi-Tronix transmissions offer fast and smooth gear changes for seamless power delivery and have been durability tested to over 1.2million kilometres says Iveco.
The T-Way features full–time drive systems in 4×4 and 6×6 variants, with drive to the rear axles in the 8×4 variant, building on the off-road prowess of its predecessor .
Iveco says that all vehicles are also equipped with hub reduction to all drive axles and front, centre and rear differential locks* to provide superior traction in slippery conditions. The two-speed transfer case delivers excellent tractability in low range, allowing T-Way to overcome steep ascents and descents easily and safely.
T-Way models utilise a steel chassis with 10mm thick frame that allows better flex and articulation over rough ground – its flat finish also means that body fitment to the new T-Way range is easier and more efficient. PTO on all models provides further flexibility and scope for a wide range of body types. A towing cross member and front tow hook also come as standard.
Smoothing out the bumps on the new AD 4×4 and AD 6×6 models while providing impressive articulation, is front parabolic suspension with dampers and stabiliser bar and rear 3-Leaf parabolic suspension with stabiliser bar.
The AD 8×4 also features front parabolic suspension with dampener and rear 4-Leaf parabolic suspension; there’s also an optional pneumatic suspension (8 bag) for this model.
In the new T-Way, Iveco says that off-road performance doesn’t come at the expense of safety. The company says that the range includes a host of active and passive safety features designed to make every journey – both off road and on road – as safe as possible for the driver, passengers and other road users.
AD 4×4 and 6×6 vehicles are equipped with a full air / Electronic Braking System (EBS) with Drum ABS and ASR (Anti-Skid Regulator) and Hill Holder, Daytime Running Lamps, LED headlamps (with cornering fog lights), transmission intarder and engine brake, and a tough ECE-R29.03 certified cab. Buyers can also add to the safety equation by selecting the optional Lane Departure Warning System and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
The AD 8×4 variant offers the same safety benefits while opting for full disc brakes all round in lieu of drums.
T-Way boasts a sleek and modern appearance with its newly designed cabin that incorporates features of the latest Iveco family look,, while remaining purposeful with its aerodynamic design provides excellent visibility out of the cabin, while specially designed and positioned new side mirrors (motorised and heated) also assist out of cabin view.
Other benefits include a multi-piece steel front bumper (each component can be replaced individually if damaged) with foldable step and headlight protection grid.
Inside the cabin, the amenity and ergonomics of T-Way deliver a generational leap on the model it replaces. The driver is treated to a new 7” LCD HD touch screen display Infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, smart phone mirroring, voice recognition and in-built satellite navigation by TomTom. The unit is also reverse and side camera compatible.
Additionally, there’s twilight and rain sensors that automatically turn on the headlamps and windscreen wipers, and new integrated heating, ventilation and air conditioning system with ‘Eco-mode’.
A new leather wrap steering wheel with integrated controls provides added convenience and sophistication, while the wheel’s flat-shaped bottom provides extra leg room. Starting the models is also easier via start/stop push button.
Standard seating for driver and passenger is courtesy of air suspended, heated, 3-way adjustable seats, with a third seat option also available to accommodate a second passenger