Leicestershire haulier Selby’s Garage has become the first UK operator to take delivery of a new Stralis X-Way tipper. Its arrival sees Selby’s 10-strong fleet become 100 per cent IVECO, joining current Stralis and Trakker models.
Supplied by Stoke-on-Trent IVECO dealer Sherwood Truck and Van, the Stralis X-Way is expected to remain in service for 10 years, clocking up 120,000 km annually.
The 32-tonne 8×4 tipper with Aliweld bodywork will be used to transport gravel, sand and stone from quarries to customers around England, but will mainly be carrying animal feed.
Nick Selby, Director at Selby’s Garage, says: “This truck will mostly be carrying animal feed which is light – so we needed a large capacity body to ensure maximum efficiency. The Stralis X-Way really allows us to cash in on this, with its chassis designed to carry the biggest payloads in the sector.
“No other manufacturer could offer us such a versatile truck; it’s absolutely perfect for our mixed on/off-road missions, and it’s why we were the first in the queue to buy one.”
Selby’s chose the 11.1-litre IVECO Cursor 11 engine with 480 hp and 2,300 Nm of torque, as well as improved fuel economy thanks to the use of Smart EGR. This reduces fuel consumption on long distance missions, whilst retaining all the advantages of IVECO’s HI-SCR after-treatment system – a compact, lightweight technology for the best combination of efficiency and reliability.
The Stralis X-Way range’s modular construction allows vehicles to be specified to meet customer needs, be this on or off-road. This means operators can choose between three homologation setups: ON, ON+ and OFF, with all models benefitting from a new front and rear suspension, new rear axles, and disc brakes all-round for enhanced stopping power and lower maintenance costs.
Selby’s picked the ON+ version – which offers on-road homologation but with higher approach angles and ground clearance, plus improved bumper protection – for the best performance over the last mile, making it useful for duties that will include moving loads to and from farms and quarries, as well as travelling long distances by road.