JW Crowther has purchased an IVECO Stralis X-Way 8x4 tipper, after an identical demonstrator’s HI-SCR engine technology left the firm with productivity savings following a week-long trial.
HI-SCR bypasses the forced regeneration cycles so extra fuel isn’t needed to burn off left over diesel particulates in the filter. This has led to JW Crowther saving money on fuel.
The Leeds-based company’s director, Nigel Crowther, said the Stralis’ HI-SCR also “eliminated the 40 minute delays we’d been suffering during forced regeneration cycles. These can add up to significant downtime over the weeks and months”.
The Stralis 420hp engine is coupled to a 12-speed automatic gearbox with off-road functions, like automatic rocking to release the vehicle if it becomes stuck, and ‘creep’ mode for greater control at slower speeds. It also features a day cab and a Holmfirth-based L Townend tipper body.
JW Crowther opted for IVECO’s ‘OFF’ chassis specification, giving the truck an approach angle over 25 degrees, and a steel bumper for increased protection when it’s operating on construction sites in Yorkshire.
Supplied by Northern Commercials in Brighouse, JW Crowther stated that the new vehicle will stay in service until 2026 and is estimated to complete 100,000km per year.