The truck we’ve found this week is a 2011 Euro-5 Iveco 8x4 Trakker with an Active Time day cab and a 31ft beavertail body, and it’s offered for sale by Nottingham-based Walker Movements. The fact that it’s a double-drive - rather than the usual 8x2 configuration specified for the majority of beavertails – will appeal to those operators who regularly deliver plant to off-road sites.
The truck was registered in September 2011, and since then has covered just 455,000km.
Under the day cab is Iveco’s Cursor 8 7.8-litre engine in its highest output of 360hp (it was also available at 310hp and 330hp). This is a turbocharged, air-to-air, charge-cooled Euro-5 engine, and the truck requires AdBlue. The engine is coupled to a ZF 12-speed AS-Tronic automatic gearbox. It has a two-stage engine brake, Rockwell Meritor single-reduction drive-axles with diff/cross locks and rear air suspension.
At the business end you’ll find a raised headboard, lashing rings and hydraulic flip toe ramps and winch.
Externally the plain metallic silver cab has roof-mounted beacons, a high-clearance steel front bumper and a vertical engine air intake. The driver benefits from an external sun visor, Isringhausen air-suspended seat, heated mirrors, electric windows, air-conditioning, radio/CD player and cruise control. It is MoT’d until June.
Who will buy it?
Trucks involved in plant transportation traditionally tend to cover lower mileages, and so last longer. This Trakker is a great example of that, in that it’s 10 years old, yet still has plenty of life left in it.
It’s likely to be of particular interest to those operators who need to perform occasional plant machinery moves, while not necessarily a core part of their work.
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HIstory of the Iveco Stralis:
The narrow 2.3m Stralis cab broke cover in 2003, and has only recently been replaced by the new S-WAY and X-WAY models. Construction variants like this have always been marketed as Trakkers, as opposed to Stralis.
Iveco drivelines are highly regarded, and low-mileage, well-maintained examples prove to be reliable.
The Cursor 8 engine offers a happy mix of being light – so boosting payload potential - and up to the job of running at 32 tonnes GVW. That said, the equivalent new truck today islikely to be spec’d with 400hp or more.