Penfold Verrall digs in with repeat order for Iveco Trakkers22 March 2016

Bulk excavation and muck shift business Penfold Verrall has expanded its 30-strong fleet with a repeat order for six Iveco Trakker Hi-Road 8x4 tippers.

Iveco dealer Northern Commercials finalised the deal and the last of the six Trakkers (AD340T41K) is expected to arrive at the Horsham-based operato in July.

Managing director Darren Lynch says the Iveco Trakker was “the natural choice”.

“As well as being a very robust and powerful truck, our drivers love the Trakker for its sheer dependable, sure-footed nature – especially when coping with the muddy, rough roads the fleet typically hits when working on construction sites and landfill facilities. Of the different brands represented in our fleet, Iveco’s tippers cope with these challenging conditions the best.

“The Trakker is tailor made for the job, and thanks to the vehicles’ low total cost of ownership, we’re certainly going to get maximum performance and longevity out of our new tippers,” Lynch adds.

Bodybuilder Thompsons has been contracted to provide the tipper bodies for the order, with one Trakker also equipped with a Palfinger Epsilon grab crane.

The new trucks are each powered by a Cursor 13 engine, producing 410bhp between 1,400 and 1,900 rpm, delivering 2,100 Nm of torque between 1,000 and 1,400 rpmn. The vehicles also have the ZF EuroTronic automated gearboxF.

The vehicles also feature Iveco’s Hi-SCR system, which offers weight reduction and optimised fuel consumption, meeting Euro 6 emissions limits via a simplified after-treatment system, and without the use of exhaust gas recirculation.

The 8x4s will be in service for five years, working five days per week and clocking up approximately 60,000 miles each annually.

Laura Cork

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