IVECO DELIVERS FLEET OF HIGH HORSEPOWER TRACTOR UNITS TO ALLTRUCK PLC
Commercial vehicle hire specialist Alltruck plc has added 12 Iveco Stralis Active Space Super³ tractor units to its modern rental fleet – one of the youngest in the market, with an average vehicle age of just 23 months.
The Stralis AS440S50TX/P 6x2 twin-steer tractors stand out in the UK rental market for being powered by Iveco’s larger 12.88 litre Cursor 13 engine, which delivers up to 500 hp between 1,525 and 1,900 rev/min and a maximum 2,300 Nm of torque between 1,000 and 1,525 rev/min. All this, whilst meeting Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicle (EEV) legislation, making them cleaner than the Euro 5 standard.
Paul Robinson, Managing Director of East Midlands-based Alltruck plc, says: “We first introduced the Stralis to our rental fleet in 2007; the trucks proved very popular with customers, especially due to the size and comfort of the cab.
“We pride ourselves on the age, condition and quality of our rental fleet and as a business we specialise in offering a range of premium tractor units - the Stralis has lived up to this reputation well. We’ve standardised on the 500 hp model in line with our premium rental offering in the marketplace,” explains Robinson.
Like all Stralis AS Super³ tractors, the new Ivecos offer rental customers maximum comfort and space inside the cab, with a heated and air-suspended driver’s seat offering four separate comfort level settings and a flat floor covering the living area of the cab. The high-specification interior also includes a slide-out fridge, air-conditioning, door roller blinds and an electrically operated roof-vent and windscreen blind.
Each of the new vehicles is expected to remain on the fleet for four years, covering between 70,000 and 100,000 miles a year. They will be serviced by a combination of Alltruck plc’s own depots in Leicester, Nottingham and Sleaford, plus Iveco dealerships nationwide.
Alltruck was founded in 1990 and offers customers a range of services including contract hire, rental and contract maintenance. Its growing rental fleet includes 3.5 tonne vans, 7.5,18 and 26 tonne rigids, 26 tonne rigids with cranes and tractor units.
Iveco, a Fiat Industrial company, designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as fire fighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection.
Iveco employs almost 25,000 people and runs in 11 Countries in the world using excellent technologies. Besides Europe, the company operates in China, Russia, Australia and Latin America. Around 5,000 sales and service outlets in over 160 Countries guarantee technical support wherever in the world an Iveco vehicle is at work.