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IVECO announces major makeover for ACCO

Commercial vehicle manufacturer, IVECO has used the launch event for it’s new Stralis X-Way to also reveal its plans to radically revamp the iconic ACCO range.

The new ACCO will be manufactured at IVECO’s Melbourne production facility in Dandenong it announced this week, and will share architecture including the cab with the Stralis X-Way.

Available in 6x4 and 8x4 configurations, the new vehicles will be aimed at ACCO’s current vocational applications.

For refuse collection applications, IVECO will continue to offer a factory dual control system and is consulting extensively with the waste industry to develop a variety of body mounting and chassis layout options to suit a range of bodies.

Assessment vehicles will be trialled over the next nine months with operators including Suez, Cleanaway and JJ Richards.

Part of the strategy to use a completely new cab is the space requirements of the SCR Euro 6, Cursor 9 engines that will be used with between 310 and 360hp and 1300 and 1650 Nm of torque.

Emission control will be handled via IVECO’s Hi-eSCR system.

The engines will be matched to the Allison Generation Five 3200 Series, 6-speed full automatic transmission.

Included as standard equipment are Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Braking System (EBS), Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), axle load indicator, electronic battery cut-out and L.E.D daytime running lamps and rear L.E.D lights.

Operators will also benefit from the new cabin design that offers additional visibility and comfort combined with the easy access the previous generation ACCOs were well regarded for.

Inside the cabin the operator is treated to an ergonomically designed workspace, with modern instrument cluster and intuitive dashboard layout.

IVECO Australia Business Director, Bruce Healy, said the ACCO was an Australian transport industry legend, and that given its status in the market, IVECO was working tirelessly to ensure a new ACCO would do the iconic nameplate proud.

“Developed for the Australian army in the years following World War II, the ACCO is Australia’s first locally-designed and manufactured truck,” said Healy.

“To replace a transport legend is no mean feat, so extensive local development has been undertaken in preparation for the next chapter of the ACCO’s product life.”

(Image: Bruce Healy, IVECO Australia Business Director).

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