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K&S Group delivers medical supplies with Iveco ACCO

Truck manufacturer, Iveco Australia, has reported that K&S Group has added a new model Iveco ACCO 6x4 fitted with curtainside body and rear-mounted Moffett forklift and sidelifter to its fleet.

This ACCO has been fitted with a 8.9L, 320hp engine, an Allison Gen 5, six-speed full automatic transmission and has a payload capacity of over 10.7 tonnes with the forklift, according to Iveco. “Even with the forklift, the ACCO offers over 10.7 tonnes of payload. The tray accommodates 10 stillages – each stillage houses 15 cylinders of medical gases.”

Iveco has said that the Moffett forklift is used to unload large stock quantities without disrupting workers at delivery point, which has been practical for hospitals that lack materials handling equipment.

“Along with delivering via the rear-mounted forklift, the ACCO’s curtainside body features a sidelifter which allows the driver to safely and conveniently unload smaller cylinder quantities – these can weigh as much as 60kg each, so the lift is a necessity,” Iveco said.

Iveco has also said that it “worked closely with the K&S Group and bodybuilder, Fleetweld, to adapt the ACCO cab chassis along the assembly line, allowing for faster and more efficient body fitment.”

“Amongst the special requirements was about a metre of space behind the cabin for the side lifter platform as well as room for steps, this involved relocating battery boxes and fuel tanks, a request comfortably accommodated by Iveco’s engineering and production teams,” said Iveco.

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