Longtime IVECO operator Clancy Plant Hire has taken delivery of the first of 33 new IVECO Trakker 8x4 rigids, after expanding an order placed in 2015 with 10 additional vehicles.
The company – the UK’s largest operator of IVECO Trakker eight-wheelers – provides vehicles and plant equipment to all the Clancy Group plc firms, including utilities giant Clancy Docwra, which uses the fleet in support of utilities projects around the country.
Clancy Plant Hire Director Bernie Stack says: “We’re delighted to see the first of our new Trakker tippers getting down to work. We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with Iveco, and appreciate the low total cost of ownership the brand’s vehicles offer.
“We’re confident these new arrivals will continue to demonstrate the durability, reliability and flexibility the Trakker is known for across our company.”
This latest Trakker order marks the first Euro VI eight-wheelers to enter the Clancy Plant Hire fleet, each benefiting from Iveco’s groundbreaking HI-SCR engine technology to meet current emissions limits without the need for exhaust gas recirculation.
Commenting on the technology, Stack explains: “We evaluated Euro VI solutions from a number of manufacturers, but felt Iveco’s HI-SCR system stood out for offering a less complex and yet a highly efficient approach. We have become accustomed to enjoying trouble-free performance from our IVECO drivelines, so knowing the HI-SCR technology has followed the same development path as earlier IVECO Euro IV and Euro V engines held strong appeal.”
The new trucks join a fleet of more than 60 Trakker 8x4s at Clancy Plant Hire, and are expected to remain with the company for between four and five years. The firm’s wider fleet encompasses more than 1,400 commercial vehicles, 500 cars and over 10,000 plant assets.
Each Trakker (AD340T36) is expected to clock-up approximately 35,000 miles annually, working up to seven days a week, with some vehicles operating double shifts around the clock.
Bodybuilder Thompsons has been contracted to provide the bodies for the entire order, with each vehicle arriving equipped with an HMF crane. The new acquisitions will also carry a bespoke on-board camera and audible warning system, ensuring maximum safety for pedestrians.
Clancy Plant Hire’s new Trakker fleet is powered by the IVECO Cursor 9 engine, which produces up to 360 hp between 1,500 and 2,200 rev/min, and up to 1,650 Nm of torque between 1,200 and 1,500 rev/min. The vehicles also benefit from the proven EuroTronic automated gearbox, manufactured for IVECO by ZF.
Servicing, maintenance and warranty work on vehicles across the company’s IVECO range is carried out at Clancy Plant Hire’s authorised in-house IVECO workshops, where technicians trained to Iveco’s high standards ensure the fleet is always operating to its maximum potential.
IVECO dealer Northern Commercials expects to deliver the last of the 33 Trakkers in the first quarter of 2016.