Completing the new Way heavy range, Iveco, via a live digital event, has launched the new, heavy-duty T-Way off-road truck range in close succession to the introduction of new or upgraded S-Way, S-Way NP and X-Way. Building on Iveco’s long lineage of off-roaders such as the Trakker, the T-Way has been designed to offer a combination of off-road performance, robustness and torsional rigidity, according to the company sources. Carrying over from its predecessors a high-resistance steel chassis with a 10 mm thick frame and with a ‘Rail Bending Moment’ at the top of the segment at 177 kilo-Nm, the new truck range has a front axle with a maximum capacity of up to nine tonnes. It has hub reduction on the rear axle as standard, and helps to maximise strength and performance. The new heavy-duty rear suspension system for tandem axles optimises vehicle weight and improves off-road performance with greater ground clearance and a better departure angle.

Marking Iveco’s extraordinary off-road history, according to Luca Sra, Chief Operating Officer, Iveco Truck Business Unit, the new T-Way is powered by a 13-litre Cursor 13 engine, which develops up to 510 hp. It thus exceeds Trakker’s performance by about 10 hp. For lighter-weight configurations, it is also available with the Cursor 9-litre engine.  Designed and engineered to replicate the ‘on-road’ success of the S-Way, the T-Way – designed to offer best-in-class performance in every off-road mission, could be also had with a 12- and 16-speed Hi-Tronix automated gearbox, which features new functions specifically intended for off-road mobility including a hill-hold 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 on-road usage, the truck range features Hi-Cruise system that 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 productivity and efficiency as the priorities, the T-Way offers a host of features to help it exceed the intended expectations. For instance, the truck range offers a new fuel-saving solution for missions that require an occasional all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability with the use of hi-traction hydrostatic drive system. Fitted on 6×4 rigid and articulated models, the system, operating at speeds of up to 25 kmph, automatically activates itself to provide additional hydraulic front-wheel traction as per the need.

Productivity, connectivity and flexibility

Delivering significant benefits in terms of fuel consumption and payload compared to an all-wheel drive solution, the one on the T-Way is about much overall optimisation, including weight, CG and more. For example, the low kerb weight of the truck range has been reduced by 325 kg compared to the Trakker. It has been done with the new design of the tandem support on the rear axles, which is now a single-piece casting component. Delivering all the power needed for traction and PTO, the T-Way has been fitted with an advanced ‘connected vehicle’ technology to further improve productivity, efficiency and reliability. With connectivity a key point with all new trucks, this one is equipped with a standard ‘Connectivity Box’. The ‘Connectivity Box’ provides telediagnostics and predictive maintenance. It also enables fleet managers to remotely monitor all vehicles’ performance at all times, ensuring maximum efficiency. Incorporating Iveco’s ‘ON’ constantly expanding connectivity-enabled services portfolio to help maximise customers’ productivity and vehicle durability, as well as to minimise unplanned downtime, the T-Way range offers much flexibility. It is engineered to be the most conversion-friendly off-road truck!

Offered with a wide range of drivelines for both rigid and articulated versions, the T-Way includes Partial Wheel Drive (PWD) on the 6×4 rigid and articulated as well as 8×4 rigid models. It also includes AWD on 4×4 and 6×6 rigid and articulated, as well as on 8×8 rigid versions. The all-wheel drive range has been extended with new 4-, 4.2 and 4.5 m wheelbase models, which can transport special loads with no modification to the chassis. The new Hi-Mux electric and electronic architecture is compatible with the latest-generation control systems. The new PTO line-up includes a new high-performance sandwich PTO that delivers up to 2,300Nm torque. This means that the truck range is compatible with many body types and conversions. Extremely versatilite in terms of the width and depth of the range, and extensive choice of variants, the Iveco T-Way, according to Thomas Hilse, IVECO Brand President, makes a perfect truck for all types of bodies and vocational missions. It is designed with the ambition to set new standards in robustness, reliability, efficiency, handling, body-fitting flexibility and connected services, he mentioned. Stressing on the ‘T” in the name denoting ‘Tough’, Hilse averred, “We want to take trucking into the future in this ‘off-road’ segment too.”

Driver comfort and safety

In terms of the cab, two versions of Tway are available – AD short cab and AT long cab with standard or high roof. The design has focused on functionality to facilitate the driver’s daily work. For instance, it includes a comfortable and ergonomic driver’s seat, together with a new-concept multi-function steering wheel. There are also a plethora of safety features, which exceed the type-approval requirements. The new braking system of the truck range features EBS as standard. Full disc brakes are available on PWD models, and new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems are available across the range. Completing the renewal of our heavy Iveco Way range, which is now one of the freshest, richest and most innovative on the market, the T-Way makes ideal application for truck that work 90 per cent of the time on the road, and is capable of tackling the last mile off road to reach the job site. With flexibility as the hallmark, the truck, with an extensive choice of chassis, cab and axle variants, highlights robustness and reliability in a wide variety of applications. With safety, comfort and efficiency of an on-road vehicle, the T-Way is made interesting with its ability to address markets with strict limits on total weight. It is therefore about payload driving productivity. In particular, the SuperLight version of the truck range delivers the highest payload in its class

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