ACCO to take centre stage for Iveco at expo

A Iveco ACCO waste truck

After a major revamp of its ACCO model in 2014, Iveco is looking forward to showing off its waste sector workhorse to Waste Management In Action visitors next month.

According to Iveco, more Australians are likely to be woken in the early morning by an ACCO than any other truck model – testament to its status as the truck of choice for many refuse collection companies across Australia.

A major upgrade in late 2014 means that the latest ACCO model was built on a proven formula that reinforces the model’s suitability for demanding applications, such as compactor work.

Iveco Marketing Manager Darren Swenson explains that the ACCO range has a long list of safety features that makes them ideal for refuse collection, which it will be showing to attendees at the expo. The fully steel-constructed, ECE-R29-rated cabin is strong and provides outstanding protection for all applications. For improved visibility in side loader work, it also features three-quarter side windows. ABS brakes with Active Traction Control is fitted as standard.

“Unlike some manufacturers that use after-market suppliers to install their dual control systems, the ACCO is completely factory built and supported, ensuring a high quality finish and seamless integration with all vehicle operating systems,” says Darren.

Local manufacturing also allows buyers the flexibility of customisation down the production line, including positioning of body mounts, tanks and auxiliary equipment, saving time and money at the body builders.

“The ACCO is designed, tested and manufactured here using 85 per cent Australian components to best suit demanding local conditions – when clients buy ACCO they are supporting Australian manufacturing and local jobs,” adds Darren.

Iveco operates a wide national dealer network and access to driveline parts and service through authorised parts suppliers. Added to this is the Iveco Customer Care Centre providing support around the clock, 365 days a year.

Aside from the ACCO, other Iveco models such as the Eurocargo and Stralis are also a popular platform for fitment of refuse collection bodies. Last year, the new Stralis 8×4 Clear Back of Cab models were released, making this model even more suitable for tasks such as hooklift bin work and front waste collection.

To demonstrate the truck’s capabilities to Waste Management In Action attendees, in addition to its display, Iveco will also be running the ACCO on the Test Track as part of the expo’s complementary event, the International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show.

Darren adds, “Our team is looking forward to meeting new people from the waste management industry at the expo and introducing them to the capabilities of our versatile, reliable range of trucks.”

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