New truck hailed as the toughest vehicle available for the most extreme off-road applications
IVECO today (28 April) presented the new IVECO T-Way heavy off-road vehicle to their dealer network and representatives of the international trade press via a live digital event. Taking the place of the renowned Trakker, IVECO say the T-Way introduces state-of-the-art technological solutions designed to exceed all expectations in terms of productivity, payload capacity, safety and driver comfort.
Luca Sra, chief operating officer of IVECO Truck Business Unit, said: ‘Today we open a new chapter in IVECO’s extraordinary off-road history with the launch of the IVECO T-Way, heir to the throne of the Trakker as the ‘strongest of the heaviest’.
‘This extra-strong vehicle, a true champion of performance, sturdiness and durability, will further consolidate IVECO’s presence in the heavy off-road sector. The IVECO T-Way completes the renewal of our heavy IVECO Way range, which is now one of the freshest, richest and most innovative on the market.’
The IVECO T-Way, which has been designed to offer best-in-class performance in every off-road application, is said to stand out for its off-road performance, robustness and torsional rigidity. It carries over from its predecessors the robustness of the high-resistance steel chassis with a 10 mm thick frame and top-of-the-segment bending moment of 177kNm.
The front axle has a maximum capacity of up to nine tonnes, whilst hub reduction on the rear axle is standard to maximize strength and performance, and the new heavy-duty rear suspension system for tandem axles optimizes vehicle weight and improves off-road performance with greater ground clearance and a better departure angle.
The IVECO T-Way delivers all the power needed for traction and PTO thanks to IVECO’s reliable and efficient 13-litre Cursor 13 engine which develops up to 510hp – exceeding the Trakker’s performance by 10hp. For lighter-weight configurations, it is also available with the Cursor 9 engine.
The engines are coupled with the proven 12- and 16-speed Hi-Tronix automated gearbox, which now also features new functions specifically intended for off-road mobility. They include a Hill Holder function, to help departure on steep slopes, Rocking Mode, to help recover traction in slippery conditions, and Creep Mode, for ultra-low-speed control at idle.
For the on-road sections, the IVECO Hi-Cruise system further enhances the transmission’s efficiency. It includes predictive gear shifting, predictive cruise control and an eco-roll function that uses the vehicle’s inertia when travelling downhill.
The IVECO T-Way has been designed for efficiency and productivity, with a host of features, a lower kerb weight and new telematics features and digital services.
It also offers a new fuel-saving solution for applications that require an occasional all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability: the Hi-Traction hydrostatic drive system for 6x4 rigid and articulated models. Designed to operate at speeds up to 25km/h and automatically activated to provide additional hydraulic front-wheel traction when needed, this delivers significant benefits in terms of fuel consumption and payload compared with the AWD solution.
The low kerb weight has been further reduced by 325kg, compared with the Trakker, with the new design of the tandem support on the rear axles, which is now a single-piece cast component.
According to IVECO, best-in-class connectivity is the hallmark of all models in the Way range. Providing tele-diagnostics and predictive maintenance, the connectivity system also allows fleet managers to remotely monitor the performance of every vehicle at all times, for maximum efficiency. IVECO say their constantly expanding portfolio of connectivity-enabled services is focused on maximizing the customers’ productivity and the vehicle’s durability, as well as minimizing unplanned downtime.
With both rigid and articulated versions, the IVECO T-Way is said to offer the widest range of driveline options on the market: partial-wheel-drive (PWD) on 6x4 rigid and articulated and 8x4 rigid models; as well as AWD on 4x4 and 6x6 rigid and articulated, and on 8x8 rigid versions. The AWD range has been extended with new 4m, 4.2m and 4.5m wheelbase models, which can transport special loads with no modification to the chassis.
The new Hi-Mux electric and electronic architecture is fully compatible with the latest-generation control systems, and the new PTO line-up includes a new high-performance sandwich PTO that delivers up to 2,300Nm of torque.
The cab of the new IVECO T-Way shares the driver-friendly design of the IVECO Way range. Available in two versions – AD short cab and AT long cab with standard or high roof – it is focused on functionality to facilitate the driver’s daily work. The entire driver area has been created to provide a practical and easy-to-live-in environment, whilst the comfortable and ergonomic driver’s seat, together with the new-concept multi-function steering wheel, ensure maximum driver comfort.
Naturally, driver safety is paramount in the harsh conditions typically faced by the IVECO T-Way. The vehicle is designed to provide maximum protection, with safety features which far exceed type-approval requirements. The new braking system features EBS as standard, full disc brakes are available on the PWD models, and new advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) are available across the range.