IAE receive first Euro VI Iveco Stralis Hi-Way
By Kelly Mason
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 15:00
MAIDEN: First Euro VI Iveco for IAE
Livestock equipment manufacturers IAE have taken delivery of their first Euro VI Stralis Hi-Way tractor unit.
Obtained from Sherwood Truck and Van, the vehicle is the first of three set to arrive, in a move by IAE to operate a 100% Iveco fleet.
IAE operate 14 tractor units and two rigids, making deliveries the length and breadth of the UK.
This latest order forms part of IAE’s five-year fleet renewal strategy and sees each vehicle mounted with an Iveco light bar and twin roof mounted beacons.
The specification also includes a top-of-the-range Hi-Comfort bunk and swivelling passenger seat to aid driver relaxation on nights away.
Each Stralis Hi-Way also features factory-fitted satellite navigation and Iveco’s Driving Style Evaluation tool, which can generate fuel savings of between 5% and 12%.
The new Stralis’ are expected to cover up to 120,000km a year and will be serviced and maintained by Sherwood Truck and Van.
Frank Klucznik Jnr, of IAE, said: “Being one of the first UK fleets to run a Euro VI Stralis holds real appeal.
“Iveco’s approach to Euro VI stands out as they’ve achieved the new emissions levels through an evolution of the existing driveline, rather than taking a whole new approach.
“We’ve been very comfortable with the performance of our existing Cursor engines, so we had no hesitation in becoming an early adopter of a Euro VI model.
“As a business we like being at the forefront of new technology.”