Iveco Daily 35C12D HPI Crew Cab Tipper

Published:  30 March, 2012

Looking for a safe and comfortable means of transporting the workforce? Then put a seven-seat Iveco Daily 35C12D crew cab tipper on your shortlist, writes Geoff Ashcroft.

It was not so long ago that anyone wanting to move a gang of blokes from site to site had severely limited choices - use more than one vehicle, try a minibus or cram into a panel van and perch where you could.

But all that has changed with the advent of crew cab vehicles. At last, there's a safe and sensible means of moving employees, with tools, from job to job. While the double cab pickup seemed to kick-start the migration away from hiding in the back of the van, the four-door Crew Cab has further extended transportation opportunities.

Volume & capacity

Take Iveco's latest Daily 35C12D HPI crew cab tipper as an example. Seven seats with proper belts and a useful tipper bed - in terms of volume and capacity - that allows easy fetching and carrying for loose and sheet materials.

In addition, the internal cab space on offer means that small tools and other easily stolen items needn't be left lying about in the open-back - they can be safely locked away when the crew is absent. It sounds like a local authority's dream?

Grossing at 3.5 tonnes, the seven-seat Iveco Daily crew cab we had the opportunity to try was fitted with an Ingimex Titan tipper body. It's a combination that the Italian vehicle manufacturer offers as part of its one-stop shop package.

Available through Iveco's DriveAway range, it is intended to simplify vehicle and body selection, while shortening delivery times to a maximum of two weeks from the point of order.

It also means the entire vehicle and not just the chassis, is approved by Iveco and this includes a three year/100,000 mile warranty for the chassis and body.

Power comes from a 2.3-litre, four-cylinder 16-valve Unijet engine with HPI common rail fuel injection. Adding a turbocharger and an intercooler helps this diesel engine to deliver 116hp across a 3100-3900rpm spread. A peak torque figure of 199 lb/ft is available from 1800-3000rpm, giving a useful blend of power and torque to keep the Daily from grinding to a halt when fully laden.

Power-assisted steering

Those with budgets to think about might be interested to know that the common-rail engine now used, means this Daily only needs to visit the workshop every 25,000 miles.

The drive runs through to a twin-wheel rear axle via a fivespeed manual gearbox. Power-assisted steering comes as part of the standard specification and disc brakes are installed all round. A load-sensing brake valve amends the brake bias and stopping performance to suit the Daily's working gross weight range, ensuring a fairly constant feel on the pedal regardless of the load being carried.

Keeping body and chassis in check is an independent suspension system up front, while semi-elliptic leaf springs combine with an anti-roll bar at the back. The payload capability extends to just 875kg, though Daily is also capable of towing a braked trailer grossing at up to 3 tonnes.

The Ingimex body includes load restraint points, removable rear corner posts made from steel, plus a stainless steel tailboard. Taking off the double-skinned drop-down sides is easy enough - over-centre catches release the side panels. With the tailgate and sides in place, load length is 2743mm and width is 2044mm - more than adequate for traditional 8x4 sheet materials.

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