Today’s freight transport is, of course, more comfortable, cheaper and more environmentally friendly than in the past. However, historic trucks – those with which some drivers have experienced the pleasure of driving a heavy goods vehicle – still exert an undeniable fascination for many today.
After the war the nation was completely to be rebuilt. New means were needed, able to respond to the needs of the moment, but above all to the challenges of the future.
Initially, Fiat responded with the average vehicles Fiat 639 and Fiat 640 and the heavy Fiat 670 and Fiat 680.
The last evolution of the 682 came in 1967, with the Fiat 682 N4, which improves the transmission to better withstand the power. However, its production will continue for a long time, not only in Italy but also in Africa. Also for this reason, it took the name of “king of Africa”.
As testimony to its off-road prowess, the Trakker was also used in the Dakar Rally.
While the IVECO T-WAY builds on the heritage of robustness and reliability of the brand’s long lineage of champion multi-axle construction trucks, it introduces innovative and technological solutions to exceed all expectations in productivity, payload capacity, safety and driver comfort.
These characteristics of extreme toughness, high performance and reliability are clearly expressed by the theme of the advertising launch campaign:
‘TREAT IT BAD’.
The IVECO T-WAY delivers all the power needed for traction and PTO with IVECO’s reliable and efficient Cursor 13 engine (13 litres) that develops up to 510 hp – exceeding the outgoing Trakker’s performance by 10 hp. 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 on and 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 when idling. For the on-road sections of the mission, 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. With these new algorithms, HI-TRONIX delivers the perfect gearshift strategy for every application.
Motor Parts Industry: IVECO – ASTRA in Nigeria
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