The latest version of IVECO’s work-ready ‘Tradie-Made’ has arrived, featuring all the benefits of the newly released Daily E6 Cab Chassis range – it’s also now available with the choice of two tray/wheelbase options on the 45C18 platform.
Fitted with either a 4.2m or 3.2m tray, the new Daily E6 45C Tradie Made transforms your worksite capability.
Buyers can select from either a 2218mm W x 4223mm L (external) tray, or a new 2218mm W x 3,173mm L (external) variant, giving them additional choice depending on the application – both trays are Australian-made and factory-fitted.
Common to both heavy-duty aluminium trays are internal load restraint points (24 and 20 points respectively), window protector and tube headboard, rope rails and front corner step. The 4223mm tray receives two-piece quick lock drop sides, with the 3173mm tray featuring single piece quick lock drop sides.
The shorter tray is fitted to a 3000mm wheelbase cab chassis, the longer variant to a 3750mm platform. Both feature a car licence-friendly 4,495kg GVM and 3.5t braked towing, providing additional capacity to tow a trailer with extra equipment or materials if required.
Powering both Tradie-Made models is IVECO’s new 3.0 litre Euro 6 rated, direct injection engine with Variable Geometry Turbine producing 180hp (132kW) and 430Nm, which is coupled to the market-leading Hi-Matic 8-Speed full automatic transmission.
Thanks to its eight speeds, the Hi-Matic allows the engine to constantly operate at its optimal speed and efficiency; it also provides the flexibility to be used as a sequential transmission allowing the driver to select the gears manually via the ‘plus’ and ‘minus’ positions, providing additional control should the road conditions or payload require it.
A further benefit of the Hi-Matic is its ‘Eco’ and ‘Power’ mode functions. When ‘Eco’ is selected, the transmission changes gears at lower rpm to reduce fuel consumption, the engines peak torque is reduced, and the power curve is softened, while ‘Power’ mode holds the vehicle in each gear for longer and gives access to maximum torque and power for even crisper acceleration if required.
Other benefits of the Tradie-Made models include a full complement of safety features such as ABS disc brakes, DRLs, four airbags, Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Anti-Slip Regulator (ASR) and Hill Holder, which form part of the ‘ESP9’ suite of electronic stability technologies.
Inside the cabin, driver appointments are also plentiful with the Hi-Connect multimedia system which includes GPS Satellite Navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, inductive phone charging, a heated and suspended driver’s seat, a new soft-touch steering wheel and automatic electronic park brake.