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Brocks Haulage digs benefits of Stralis X-Way


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Transport Engineer  /  February 12, 2019

Bulk excavation business Brocks Haulage has taken delivery of its first IVECO vehicles, nine 32-tonne Stralis X-Way tippers, after a successful week-long trial of a demonstrator.

The Purfleet-based operator’s new 8x4 rigids are mounted with Boweld bodies and are specified with IVECO’s ‘Off’ chassis set-up, which gives an approach angle of more than 25degs when collecting and delivering off-road.

Each is powered by the Cursor 11 engine, delivering up to 414bhp and 2,000Nm of torque. A Hi-Traction system provides additional hydraulic front-wheel traction and, when needed, a ‘boost at start’ function to increase torque on the front axle while starting the engine.

Additionally, the vehicles feature the new Hi-Tronix automated transmission and the new Hi-Mux electrical system, which promises improved reliability and increased data management, and IVECO’s Hi-Cruise integrated drive system, which uses GPS to enable predictive cruise control and gear-shifting for optimum fuel performance.

As a CLOCS champion and FORS Silver member, Brocks Haulage has specified each Stralis X-Way with a blind spot window in the passenger door for improved visibility, along with 360° camera systems, audible left-turn signal and side underrun guards.

Anthony Brown, operations director at Brocks Haulage, says: “We needed to replace our older vehicles ahead of upcoming emissions regulations and read a lot of good write-ups in trade magazines about the Stralis X-Way. This led to us taking on a demonstrator and our driver, who has driven a variety of different tippers over his 20-year employment with us, was very impressed.

“We’re now putting all nine through their paces and performance both on and off-road has been excellent. We’ve used other manufacturers in the past, but the Stralis X-Way is now a major consideration for our future replacements.”

The X-Way tippers join the firm’s 55-strong fleet and were delivered within eight weeks of the order. They are supplied on a five-year Elements R&M contract.


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