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Brocks builds IVECO fleet with Stralis X-Way 6x4 tractor


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Transport Engineer  /  June 21, 2019

Bulk excavation business Brocks Haulage has taken delivery of the UK’s first 44-tonne Stralis X-Way 6x4 tractor unit, from IVECO.

The latest order follows the arrival of the Essex-based operator’s first IVECO trucks, earlier this year, when it added ten Stralis X-Way 8x4 tippers to its fleet.

Supplied by dealer Acorn Trucks, the new arrival is powered by an 11.1-litre Cursor 11 engine delivering 474bhp and 2,300Nm of torque.

The truck has been fitted with a wet kit for operating Brocks Haulage’s ejector and walking floor trailers. It also has an optional low-level passenger door window for improved visibility of vulnerable road users.

The prime mover is designed for ‘last mile’ deliveries to construction sites, combining fuel efficiency and safety technologies with the comfort of the road-going Stralis cab.

It has been specified with the ‘Off’ chassis set-up – one of three chassis options – which enables the vehicle to tackle terrain with approaches of more than 25 degrees when collecting and delivering off road.

Anthony Brown, operations director at Brocks Haulage, says: “We’ve always required 6x4 tractors for our landfill work, but previously they’ve been sourced from other manufacturers. This time we were attracted to the IVECO unit based on our experiences with the Stralis X-Way rigids – we were keen to try something different.”

In addition to waste haulage work, the tractor will be used for low loader work, moving plant equipment ranging from mini-diggers to 35-tonne excavators.

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