To meet a customer’s specifications, trucks may need to undergo costly and time-consuming post-production reworks or have additional work done at the body builders.
Through its local manufacturing facility, IVECO Australia is able to address this situation by offering much greater customisation or ‘Special Vehicle Authorisations’ (SVA) on its Australian-manufactured ACCO, Powerstar and Stralis models.
IVECO Product Engineering Teams have been designing and building SVA vehicles at the company’s Melbourne manufacturing facility for more than 55 years, commonly making modifications to areas such as chassis rail dimensions and layouts, drive axles, steer axles, wheels and tyres along with bodybuilder-specific requirements.
Marco Quaranta, IVECO ANZ Product Manager, says its Engineering Team is on hand to offer expert advice and assistance throughout the process of owning an SVA vehicle.
Below is a list of the most common IVECO SVAs on Powerstar, ACCO and selected Stralis models:
Chassis Rail Dimensional Characteristics: Wheelbase, rear overhang and reinforcement type.
Chassis Rail Layout (type, size/volume and location): Fuel tank(s), AdBlue tank, air tanks, exhausts, battery boxe(s) and cross member locations.
Bodybuilder-specific requirements: Chassis rail packaging, extra drillings for bodybuilder-mounted components.
Drive Axles: Axle model, suspension type, brake type, wheel ends, slack adjusters, Ackermann geometry.
Wheels: Steel or alloy, polished or non-polished, 285 or 335mm.
Tyres: Size, brand and tread pattern.