Scots debut for 6x2 Cargo?
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• Iveco Ford Truck's 6x2 Cargo tractive unit, currently under development and revealed exclusively by Commercial Motor (CM 16 May) could be launched by IFT at the Scottish Motor Show in November.
Following the successful completion of trials with a prototype unit, a further three pre-production models are currently running with haulage companies.
The 216kW Cummins LTA10 290-engined Cargo twinsteer is based on a conventional 4x2 sleepercabbed 3828 Cargo artic, but with a, positively-steered 6,100kg capacity second axle, added by York Transport Engineering. The airsuspended second steering axle is based on a modified Cargo front axle.
The addition of a twin-steer 38-tonne GCW Cargo would further enhance the appeal of the Cummins-powered Cargo tractive unit range, particularly with operators looking for a 6x2 who do not want a premium specification vehicle At the Scottish Show in November, Iveco Ford is also likely to end a braking anomaly that currently exists within its non-HGV TurboZeta integral van range.
Front disc brakes are fitted as standard on the 6.7-tonne 65.12 model, powered by the four-cylinder 86kW turbocharged engine, and the top-ofthe-range 7.5-tonne 79.14, fitted with the six-cylinder naturally-aspirated 103kW engine, but the 86kW 79.12 is still supplied with front drum brakes. It is thought that by the end of the Autumn the 79.12 will be supplied with front discs.
All TurboZeta vans have a 3.6m wheelbase and are available with either a standard or high roof, providing a load volume of 16.1m3 or 18.3m3 respectively.
The cab interior of the TurboZeta, which is based on the old Iveco Z range, has also been raised to 1,020nuri.