The Trakker sits between the Eurocargo 4x4 and the Trakker 6x6 - February 2016

Iveco's Daily has given the Japanese 4x4 truck makers a fright and the new Trakker 4x4 might do the same at the heavy end of the 4x4 market.

iveco trakker 4x4Rated at 18 tonnes GVM, the new Trakker 360AD is the largest 4x4 available in the Iveco range. The previous heavy 4x4 truck was the  Eurocargo with up to 15 tonnes GVM.

Powering the Trakker is Iveco’s proved Cursor 8 engine, featuring a variable geometry turbo and overhead camshaft design, with four valves per cylinder. The 7.8-litre, six-cylinder unit produces 265kW (360hp), with 1500Nm of torque at a low 1125 rpm. Like other Iveco engines the Cursor 8 employs selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology at Euro 5 emission levels.

The standard manual transmission is a ZF 16-speed synchromesh box, with a  single-plate clutch. Optional is a Eurotronic 12-speed automated transmission.

The two-speed transfer case incorporates a driver-lockable centre differential, allowing full-time 4x4 operation and it has a low-range ratio of 1.6:1. Hub reduction front and rear axles are fitted with driver-controlled differential locks.

When fitted with the standard Michelin 385/65R22.5 XZY3 front and Michelin 315/80R22.5 XDY3 dual rear tyres, the Trakker 4x4 has a generous 380mm of ground clearance under the front axle and 316mm at the rear.

Parabolic leaf-spring suspension combines load carrying ability with superior articulation and improved ride comfort.

Braking is front and rear drums, with ABS and EBL (Electronic Brakeforce Limitation) and ASR (Anti-Skid Regulation).

The Trakker 4x4 has been available in New Zealand for some time and our photograph shows one working there at fertiliser spreading.

We've been promised a test vehicle, after bodywork has been fitted.


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