Iveco has teamed up with Johnston Sweepers to design and develop a new generation of road sweeper chassis for the UK market. Launched in April, Iveco re-entered the road sweeper market with its first Euro 6 product. Previously a market leader in this niche area, the New Eurocargo sweeper chassis will be offered in 7.5, 12, 15 and 18 tonne models, and in left-hand drive, right-hand drive and dual steer variants.
Commenting on the launch, Martin Flach, Product Director at Iveco, says “We see significant potential for New Eurocargo in this specialist market and have worked closely with the team at Johnston Sweepers to optimise the vehicle and body features.
“The low-speed environment and frequent stop/start nature of sweeper work is a perfect match for our HI-SCR technology. We are confident that sweeper operators will recognise the clear advantages of a Euro 6 solution which avoids the need for forced regeneration.”
The launch model at the CV Show was a New Eurocargo 150E25K chassis, built on a 3690mm wheelbase and featuring a 12-speed EuroTronic gearbox, manufactured by ZF. This is the same gearbox offered in Stralis heavy trucks and delivers the best combination of driveability for sweeper operations, matched with two-pedal driving comfort.
New Eurocargo models destined for Johnston customers will first be converted by Iveco dealer Northern Commercials in Dunstable, where the side members are cleared and the fuel tank, HI-SCR system and AdBlue tank relocated. Once the initial chassis preparation is complete, the body will be mounted by Johnston at our factory in Dorking.
The new models are now available for demonstration and to order. VT651 on Iveco New Eurocargo will also be on show at RWM show in September.