Over 4.900 service points located worldwide provide Iveco with a true global coverage which, combined with an appreciation of particular local concerns, enables the company to provide assistance where and when it is needed and to respond to major situations quickly and effectively.
IVECO vehicles are used all over the world. The brand designs, manufactures and sells a huge range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles for on and off-road use. The key players in the brand’s product line-up are the Daily,
a vehicle that covers the 3.3 – 7.2 ton gross vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo
from 6 – 19 tons and, in the heavy segment above 16 tons, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the IVECO WAY range with the on-road IVECO S-WAY,
the IVECO X-WAY for light off-road missions and
Ensuring that customers acquire the right vehicle to meet their needs is the goal: the brand uses a vehicle configurator and a mission configurator to help them choose exactly the right van or truck for their businesses. With over 150 years of experience, IVECO has been committed to creating safe, efficient and sustainable vehicles. The brand is the only producer offering ecological diesel and natural gas engines on all of its range, and was the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to make a substantial investment in natural gas, developing engines optimized to use CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas).
Iveco Defence Vehicles’ range of Armoured and Multirole Vehicles, Tactical and Logistic Trucks covers the full spectrum of on- and off-road military requirements. It represents a well thought through, comprehensive and effective response to the needs of the military, security and civil protection customer
Astra-IVECO has delivered to Fagioli, one of the top international players in the exceptional transport sector, two HD9s in the exceptional bi-purpose tractor version approved at 250 t, for a total towing capacity of up to 500 t, if used in pairs.
Strength, versatility and towing capacity: these are the distinctive features of these two units, which in addition to the traditional heavy duty components typical of Astra vehicles, have customized solutions for the and an exclusive pair towing system that manages communication between the two engines. The two HD9s are in a 560 HP 8 × 6 configuration equipped with a fully automatic 7-speed Allison 4700 gearbox with integrated hydraulic retarder.Every detail has been studied and designed to ensure maximum performance and reliability for the most demanding situations in terms of load capacity, which makes Astra the ideal partner for missions in which working hard is rule number one.
Thanks to the torque converter, in fact, the engine and transmission are connected directly even during gear changes and the power generated by the engine is transmitted without interruption to the wheels, ensuring smooth driving and gear changes and precise traction control.
The driveline is completed by a powerful insertable transfer, which allows you to switch from an 8 × 4 to 8 × 6 configuration, ensuring the extreme mobility of an all-wheel drive should the situation make it necessary, and the new reinforced drive axle with disc brakes. Thanks to the remarkable versatility of the Astra vehicles, the vehicles have been customized with measures specifically dedicated to the mission of exceptional transport: the rear cab is equipped with a trellis for housing the additional cooling system for engine water and gearbox oil and a diesel tank. additional.
The bi-use configuration includes reinforced cross members with two 250 t towing hooks at the front and rear and connection systems between the tractors and the trailer.
Rugged, steep terrain, changing winds, no water source anywhere to be found, glaring heat, unpredictable flames devouring everything in their path: What may sound like a scene from a disaster movie is actually a thoroughly real forest fire. And thus the ideal scenario for Magirus vehicles, with the many extreme capabilities they need to facing an overpowering opponent. Single-tyre all-wheel chassis variants and elastic superstructure mounting make them extremely agile off-road, robust self-protection facilities make them extremely secure – and high-performance extinguishing technology makes them extremely successful. In the future, forest fires will rage in increasingly large numbers and sizes. And with us you’ll be extremely well prepared.
In recent years forest fires have increased in frequency and impact; we can assume that this trend will continue with the present development towards climate change. The last few years have clearly shown that global warming leads to an increased risk of forest fires. Working together with fire brigades around the world Magirus has developed vehicles and technologies for handling this risk and optimally equipping fire brigades.
Eurocargo 4×4: the off-road truck True off-road equipment
A 4X4 version to complement the classic 4X2.
The new Iveco Eurocargo 4X4, available with short cab and long cab with low roof, is equipped with a front maneuvering hook (standard) and with specific protections for off-road journeys: sheet metal bumper, headlight grille, radiator shield and two steps. retractable access. It is offered with parabolic or semi-elliptic suspension and in single wheel or twin wheel version.
Il nuovo Iveco Eurocargo 4X4, disponibile con cabina corta e cabina lunga a tetto basso, è equipaggiato con gancio di manovra anteriore (di serie) e con protezioni specifiche per i tragitti fuoristrada: paraurti in lamiera, griglia fari, scudo radiatore e due gradini di accesso retraibili. È offerto con sospensioni paraboliche o semiellittiche e in versione ruote singole o ruote gemellate.
Protagonists of transport during the Second World War, the Fiat 626N and 666N started the mass production of Italian advanced cab trucks.
In 1939, Fiat presented the 626N and 666N (N stands for naphtha), two trucks that today we could define the border point between the past and the future in Italian truck production.
Their main feature was the advanced cabins, even if in reality they weren’t quite the first … The start of series production, however, gave way to that design evolution of truck cabs, which led to the abandonment of the style automotive.
The adoption of the advanced cabin moved the engine inside, covered by a large hood placed between the two seats. This large hood raised to allow routine maintenance.
For the most important interventions, the engine unit could be removed, with relative ease, by removing the bumper and the grille. It should be emphasized that the shape and layout of the cabin of the 626 and 666 remained so for many years, until the arrival of the tilting cabin.
The frame for all series is reinforced to better resist pressure and twisting and the whole structure is more squared.
The comparison with the civilian derivation is perhaps only for the dimensions, the engine and the number of axles that have traction. In fact, optionally the civil series may not have four-wheel drive on all axles as it is present on those destined for the Defense market.
Training for military personnel authorized to use these technologies and vehicles is developed both in the barracks but also and above all in the Astra training centers in Piacenza and Bolzano. This is an interaction that sees collaboration, comparison and closeness between military and civilian realities.
ASTRA Veicoli Industriali Spa is a private company founded in 1946 owned by IVECO since 1986.
With its vast experience and its wide and complete range of heavy-duty civilian vehicles and military products.
The result of technical research aimed at optimizing heavy duty transport vehicles, ASTRA is today an important reference point for quarry and construction site transport for all major construction companies that require a reliable partner both in terms of vehicle robustness and reliability as well as for their after-sales client support.
ASTRA’s philosophy is “tailor-made trucks” – all their vehicles are built to meet the need for various types of transports, giving life to thousands of different vehicle versions.
Everywhere, ASTRA is synonymous with strength, resistance and versatility. Neither the African trails nor the most difficult desert conditions can stop our vehicles working safely and productively, confirming the success of Italian technology across the world.
Presented by ITALMOTOR, Romano Pisciotti
ASTRA – IVECO in Nigeria: Motor Parts Industry ( MPI )
The truck was born a few years after the car and was soon differentiated by construction solutions, dimensions and so on.
We could ask ourselves why that even brief “delay” occurred; one reason in all likelihood was that for the pioneers of the car it was much more attractive to provide a means of transport to people, arousing curiosity and entertainment, rather than offering a tool for transporting things. A second reason was undoubtedly the very limited power that the first car engines had at the end of the 19th century, barely able to carry two or four passengers, certainly not a significant load.
Finally, the very high cost that motor vehicles had up to the Great War could be borne by the few who could afford it, as a car, as well as a practical tool, was a sign of wealth and gave prestige. On the contrary, a truck had to justify its cost with the economic benefits it brought to its owner and this was not so easy to obtain at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Il camion è nato pochi anni dopo l’automobile e se ne è ben presto differenziato, per soluzioni costrut- tive, dimensioni e quant’altro. Potremmo chiederci perché si ebbe quel sia pur breve “ritardo”; un motivo con ogni probabilità fu che per i pionieri dell’auto- mobile era molto più attraente fornire un mezzo di trasporto a persone, suscitando curiosità e di diverti- mento, piuttosto che offrire uno strumento per il tra- sporto di cose. Un secondo motivo fu senza dubbio la limitatissima potenza che avevano i primi motori per automobili, a fine Ottocento, a stento in grado di por- tare due o quattro passeggeri, di certo non un carico significativo. Infine, il costo molto elevato che i mezzi a motore ebbero fino alla Grande Guerra poteva esse- re sostenuto, dai pochi che se lo potevano permettere, in quanto un’automobile, oltre che strumento pratico, era segno di ricchezza e dava prestigio. Al contrario, un camion doveva giustificare il proprio costo con i vantaggi economici che arrecava al suo possessore e questo non era così facile da ottenere all’inizio del Novecento.