Dynes Auto Services has taken delivery of three IVECO Eurocargo rigids from local dealer Acorn Truck Sales, selecting the 14-tonners for their proven and reliable driveline technology – a vital consideration for the breakdown and recovery specialist.
“We can’t afford to break down on our way to a breakdown!” says Andy Nock, Director at Crayfordbased Dynes Auto Services. “We’ve tried the competition, but keep coming back to IVECO because of the sheer dependability of its engines.”
The three 4x2 Eurocargo 140E25D/P rigids are all powered by IVECO Tector engines, which benefit from IVECO’s patented HI-SCR technology. HI-SCR utilises passive regeneration of the diesel particulate filter – meaning there is no need to make periodic stops for forced regeneration, as can happen with some Euro VI engines using exhaust gas recirculation (EGR).
“We often find ourselves recovering trucks that have EGR problems, which reinforced our preference for IVECO’s HI-SCR technology,” says Nock. “Plus, we simply don’t have time to stop when someone needs recovery. Waiting at the side of a busy road in a broken-down family car while the breakdown recovery company has to park up and regenerate is simply not acceptable.”
Known as ‘the truck the city likes’, the trio of Eurocargos were built to Dynes Auto Services’ bespoke specification, which includes a 5,670mm wheelbase, rear air-suspension and a seven-person factorybuilt crew cab featuring air conditioning. Each chassis is mounted with a Roger Dyson recovery body.
Nock expects to retain the new arrivals for five years, and will be adding four Daily recovery trucks, also supplied by Acorn Trucks, to the fleet later this year.
The Eurocargo’s crew cab is also popular with Nock, who adds: “The narrow engine tunnel means the driver and passengers can enter or exit the cab from either side, ensuring safe access to the pavement or verge no matter which way the vehicle is facing. Safety is our number one priority, so this ease of access is a big plus.”
IVECO’s 6.7 litre Tector engines are capable of producing 250hp at 2,500 rev/min, and up to 850 Nm of torque between 1,250 and 2,050 rev/min – providing plenty of power to ensure the company arrives at the scene of a breakdown quickly. The vehicles also feature IVECO’s two-pedal EuroTronic automated gearbox as standard, for driver comfort and maximum fuel-efficiency.
Family-run Dynes Auto Services was established in 1947 and offers 24-hour, year-round repair and recovery services. The company can assist with the breakdown and recovery of anything from a motorcycle to a fully loaded 44-tonne truck and trailer, to any destination in the UK or Europe.
Basildon, July 10, 2017