First the Sway now the Tway? Who knows how they will be pronounced in the truckstops around the UK, but one thing is sure, the new T-Way (pronounced Tee-way) is a good-looking truck for an off road vehicle.
The T-Way replaces the outgoing Trakker models and shares the new cab designed for the S-Way (on-road) and X-Way (on-off road version). It also shares the same 13-litre CURSOR engine with a maximum rating of 510hp. For lighter-weight configurations, it is also available with the Cursor 9 engine.
Not convinced about the company’s supporting advertising campaign theme: “TREAT IT BAD”. Most drivers don’t need to be given that particular instruction.
Launched online to the press and dealer networks. It was made up of a mix of video content and live interactions. It took the guests on a journey of discovery through IVECO’s off-road world and unveiled the latest-born in its long lineage of legendary trucks.
The Iveco T-Way carries over from its predecessors the high-resistance steel chassis with a 10 mm thick frame, and with a Rail Bending Moment at the top of the segment at 177 kNm. The front axle has a maximum capacity of up to 9 tonnes. Hub reduction on the rear axle is standard to maximise strength and performance. The new heavy-duty rear suspension system for Tandem axles optimises vehicle weight and improves off-road performance with greater ground clearance and a better departure angle.
The engines are coupled with the proven 12- and 16-speed HI-TRONIX automated gearbox, which now also features new functions specifically intended for off-road mobility. They include a Hill Holder function to help departure on steep slopes, Rocking Mode to help recover traction in slippery conditions, and Creep Mode for ultra-low speed control at idle. For the on-road sections of the mission, the IVECO HI-CRUISE system further enhances the transmission’s efficiency. It includes predictive gear shifting, predictive cruise control and an eco-roll function that uses the vehicle’s inertia when travelling downhill. With these new algorithms, HI-TRONIX delivers the perfect gearshift strategy for every application.
Efficient Design – Hydrostatic Drive System
The T-Way has a lower kerb weight and includes new telematics features and digital services. It offers a new fuel-saving solution for missions that require an occasional All Wheel Drive capability: the HI-TRACTION hydrostatic drive system for 6×4 rigid and articulated models.
It operates at speeds of up to 25 km/h and is automatically activated to provide additional hydraulic front-wheel traction when needed. It delivers significant benefits in terms of fuel consumption and payload compared to the AWD solution. The low kerb weight has been further reduced by 325 kg compared to the Trakker with the new design of the tandem support on the rear axles, which is now a single-piece casting component.
The connectivity system provides telediagnostics and predictive maintenance. It also enables fleet managers to remotely monitor the performance of every vehicle at all times, ensuring maximum efficiency. The constantly expanding portfolio of IVECO ON connectivity-enabled services are focused on maximising the customers’ productivity and the vehicle’s durability, as well as minimising unplanned downtime.
A Body Builder’s Friend
The company hopes that the T-Way becomes a favourite of body builders with the design’s flexibility. With both rigid and articulated versions, it has the widest offering of driveline options on the market: Partial Wheel Drive on 6×4 rigid and articulated and 8×4 rigid models; as well as All Wheel Drive on 4×4 and 6×6 rigid and articulated, and on 8×8 rigid versions. The All-Wheel Drive range has been extended with new 4-, 4.2- and 4.5-metre wheelbase models, which can transport special loads with no modification to the chassis.
The new HI-MUX electric and electronic architecture is fully compatible with the latest-generation control systems. The new PTO line-up includes a new high-performance sandwich PTO that delivers up to 2,300 Nm torque.
The New Cab
The cab of the IVECO T-WAY shares the driver-friendly design of the IVECO WAY range, with its aerodynamic lines. Available in two versions – AD short cab and AT long cab with standard or high roof – it is focused on functionality to facilitate the driver’s daily work. The entire driver area has been created to provide a practical and easy-to-live-in environment.
The vehicle is designed to provide maximum protection, with safety features which far exceed the type-approval requirements. The new braking system features EBS as standard, full disc brakes are available on PWD models, and new ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems) are available across the range.
A New Off-Road Range
The IVECO T-WAY and IVECO X-WAY make up IVECO’s full off-road line-up.
The IVECO X-WAY heavy range is ideal for applications where the truck works 90% of the time on the road, but is capable of tackling the last mile off road to reach the job site. It is designed for flexibility, with an extensive choice of chassis, cab and axle variants. It is built for robustness and reliability in a wide variety of applications, and has all the safety, comfort and efficiency features of an on-road vehicle. It is the perfect vehicle for markets with strict limits on total weight, and consequently where payload drives productivity – in particular with the SuperLoader version, which delivers the highest payload in its class.