IVECO’s Marco Quaranta explains the complex testing and manufacturing of the company’s latest iteration of its iconic waste industry truck – the ACCO.
IVECO has announced the next generation ACCO model that will be manufactured at IVECO’s Melbourne production facility, sharing the architecture with the Stralis X-Way.
Commercial vehicle manufacturer IVECO recently launched a Euro 6-rated Stralis X-Way as part of a new range specifically developed for vocational and construction applications. The range is suited to operations in which on-road work may also require a level of off-road mobility IVECO announced this week.
In terms of the next ACCO, the company is consulting with the waste industry to develop a variety of body mounting and chassis layout to suit a variety of bodies.
For waste collection applications, IVECO will continue to offer a dual control system.
IVECO Australia Business Director Bruce Healy said the ACCO was an Australian transport industry legend, and that given its status in the market, IVECO was working tirelessly to ensure a new ACCO would do the iconic nameplate proud.
“Developed for the Australian army in the years following World War II, the ACCO is Australia’s first locally-designed and manufactured truck,” Mr Healy said.
“Following its inception, the model quickly made the transition from army to civilian life and found a home in all manner of applications, from vocational work to line-haul and everything in between.
“In developing the new ACCO, IVECO has combined many of the much-loved attributes of the previous model with cutting-edge technology borrowed from the Stralis X-Way platform – it’s been a joint effort between our local engineering department and the design team at IVECO’s European headquarters,” he said.
- IVECO factory dual control systems
- IVECO provides a complete refuse collection solution
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ACCO models will feature SCR Euro 6, Cursor 9 engines with between 310 and 360 horsepower and 1300 and 1650 newton metres of torque with emission control handled via IVECO’s Hi-eSCR system. The engines will be matched to the Allison Generation Five 3200 Series, 6-speed full automatic transmission.
Aside from the adoption of new cleaner, more efficient Euro 6-rated Cursor engines, the new ACCO range has also made significant gains in the area of safety, which will position the model as one of the safest available in the heavy duty truck market.
Included as standard is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Braking System (EBS), Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), axle load indicator, electronic battery cut-out and L.E.D daytime running lamps and rear L.E.D lights.
Operators will also benefit from a new cabin design that offers additional visibility and comfort combined with the easy access the previous generation ACCOs were well regarded for.
Another familiar feature includes the three-piece steel front bumper with headlight mesh protection providing added durability and lower maintenance costs if these components are damaged in the field.
Inside the cabin, the operator is treated to an ergonomically-designed work space with modern instrument cluster and intuitive dashboard layout.
Creature comforts include a variety of standard and optional equipment including automatic climate control, ISRI air suspension seat for driver and passenger and heated and motorised mirrors.
But staying true to its heritage, the new ACCO has retained its simple interior design with the use of tough, hardwearing plastics and easy-clean trim for easier upkeep in dirty environments to provide the best of both worlds.
Pictured: The Euro 6-rated Stralis X-Way was launched at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in October.