When Mark Robinson was in need of a new vehicle for his fertiliser-spreading business, Robinson Spreading, he turned to the IVECO Trakker 360. The 4x4 model, supplied by Adtrans Truck Centre in Laverton North, Victoria, is Robinson’s first new truck purchase and it will be tasked with hauling compost and lime sand as well as other types of fertilisers. Robinson Spreading is based in Mount Gambier, South Australia, so a major factor during the shopping process was to find a vehicle well-suited for off-road operations. The Trakker 360 4x4 has all-wheel drive, front and rear differential locks, a high-tensile steel chassis, and a parabolic leaf spring suspension, features that allow it to tackle challenging terrain.
“After looking around I realised that the Trakker had all the features I needed and provided great value for a truck of its size,” Robinson says. “Also, I was impressed by the service I received from the team at Adtrans. They were right on the money in terms of their advice. Everything they told me has turned out to be completely accurate. I’m very happy with the Trakker.”
Power & Efficiency
The IVECO Trakker 360 features a six-cylinder Cursor 8 turbocharged diesel engine that produces 360 horsepower and 1,500 newton metres of torque. It comes standard with a ZF 16-speed manual transmission, but there is also an option for a Eurotronic II 12-speed automated transmission. In addition to the powerful engine, Robinson has also been impressed with the truck’s fuel efficiency, noting that while driving “in the paddock, I’ve found I can load as much as 10 tonnes and drive all day without a problem.” He adds that he is “able to save approximately 20 litres of fuel a day.”
The Trakker’s cab is highly ergonomic and has several features designed for maximum operator comfort, including a suspended driver’s seat, adjustable steering column, soundproofing, and easily accessible storage compartments. Robinson says he gives the truck “top marks for driver comfort” and adds that “up to this point, I haven’t been able to fault the truck.”