Iveco launch heralds its return to road sweeper market

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Iveco has teamed up with Surrey-based Johnston Sweepers to design and develop a new generation of road sweeper for the UK market.

The first vehicle to roll off the production line, a new Eurocargo 150E25K, is featured in Iveco’s outdoor exhibition area at the CV show.

The launch sees Iveco re-enter the road sweeper market with its first Euro VI product. Previously a market leader in this niche area, the New Eurocargo sweeper chassis will be offered in 7.5, 12, 15 and 18 tonne models, and in left-hand drive, right-hand drive and dual steer variants.

Martin Flach, product director at Iveco, said: “We see significant potential for the new Eurocargo in this specialist market and have worked closely with the team at Johnston Sweepers to optimise the vehicle and body features.”

The launch model at the CV Show is a new Eurocargo 150E25K chassis, built on a 3,690mm wheelbase and featuring a 12-speed EuroTronic gearbox, manufactured by ZF. This is the same gearbox offered in Stralis heavy trucks and is designed to deliver the best combination of driveability for sweeper operations, matched with two-pedal driving comfort.

New Eurocargo models destined for Johnston Sweepers will first be converted by Iveco dealer Northern Commercials in Dunstable, where the side members are cleared and the fuel tank, HI-SCR system and AdBlue tank relocated. Once the initial chassis preparation is complete, the body can be mounted by Johnston Sweepers at its factory in Dorking.

The new models are available to order with immediate effect.

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