Australia’s longest-standing commercial vehicle nameplate, the ACCO, is set to make a return to the IVECO product line-up, with IVECO Australia engineers currently testing and validating the latest model prior to release.
The new ACCO range shares its fundamental architecture with the recently launched S-Way, but is being developed to target specialist waste applications and will include locally engineered dual control variants.
The range will be available in both 6×4 and 8×4 configurations and will feature IVECO’s 8.7L, Euro6 (Step E) Cursor 9 engine – buyers will be able to select from three output ratings spanning from 310hp and 1,300Nm to 360hp and 1,650Nm. The standard transmission across all models will be the proven Allison 3200 6-speed full automatic, a favourite for demanding stop and start applications.
Available exclusively with a day cab, the interior of the ACCO has been refined to provide more usable space and accommodate dual control hardware for those relevant models. Driver storage solutions have also been amplified with additional areas allocated for PPE and stowage of personal belongings.
Previous generation ACCO models were a favourite for bodybuilders owing to their clean chassis rails and mounting options; this is a legacy that will be continued in the new ACCO, with a chassis layout that’s been honed to closely align with requirements of waste industry bodies in consultation with popular body manufacturers and leading companies within the waste sector. New systems for improved integration between the cab chassis and bodies will also be featured.
Other waste industry-specific adjustments include redesigned steps that provide extra ground clearance, an engine hour meter and three-blade windscreen wiper system.
The latest ACCO will also receive the advanced safety equipment featured in the new S-Way including Advanced Emergency Braking System, Brake Assistance System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Electronic Stability Program with ABS (disc brakes all round) and ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation). For added visibility on the road, ACCO will also be equipped with full LED lighting.
IVECO Trucks Australia – Heavy Vehicles, Emiliano Foieri, said preparation for the introduction of the new ACCO range were progressing well.
“Development of the new ACCO has been an involved process, particularly the design of the dual control system, which has been engineered locally specifically to meet the preferences of Australian and New Zealand customers,” Mr Foieri said.
“The overall model line-up is heavily geared towards the waste industry and will closely meet the needs of operators using side and rear loading compactors, overhead front lift trucks and skip bin vehicles.
“Given the long heritage and strong reputation that ACCO boasts particularly in the waste market, we’re working hard to ensure its standing as an industry favourite continues with this new generation model.”
More detailed information and specifications of the new ACCO will be made available closer to its release date.