Heavily updated in late 2014 with a raft of imrpovements and attractive new cabin appearance, the ACCO remains Australia's most popular vocational truck model. Brimming with the latest features and technology including Electronic Stability Control (ESC) on the 8x4 - 5.1 metre agitator variant, the latest ACCO can trace its lineage to 1972 and steadfastly remains a model that has been designed and built in Australia for Australian conditions. The latest ACCO is manufactured at Iveco's Dandenong, Victoria facility using 85% Australian-sourced components. The ACCO provides buyers with immense versatility and the ability to be customised on the production line.
Manufacturing the ACCO in Australia provides the greatest opportunity for flexibility and versatility on the assembly line. Complementing the local Australian componentry is a North American driveline featuring Cummins engines, Allison tranmissions and Hendrickson and Meritor suspensions and axles.
Powering the ACCO is the versatile and highly-regarded Cummins ISL 8.9 litre 6 cylinder turbocharged engine, fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology which reduces engine emissions to comply with the current ADR 80/03 or Euro 5 emissions requirements. As an added benefit, parts and servicing outlets for the Cummins engine are widely available across Australia.
The tranmission fitted across the ACCO range is the 6-speed Allison full automatic transmission. All ACCO Agitator and Compactor models also have a transmission mounted Power Take Off (PTO) fitted to allow for additional components to be powered by the engine. This allows the ACCO to be versatile and adaptable with a large number of bodies that can be fitted for use in a large range of applications. The full automatic is well suited to the stop and start nature of compactor and agitator work for which the ACCO is widely used. The ACCO offers a wide choice of Meritor rear axles, with ratings ranging from 10.4 tonnes capacity in the 4x2, to 18.1 tonnes in the 6x4 and 8x4. Where circumstances require, the ACCO offers optional driver-controlled differential locks for additional traction is slippery conditions.
The ACCO cab has a long proven history. The 2.2 metre, walk-through ACCO cab is wide and spacious, and provides easy engine access via a hydraulic lift and latch. A four point mounting system with rubber isolation mounts at the front, and air springs with dampers at the rear, help isolate road shock, while further damping is provided by the standard ISRI suspension driver's seat. The driver's work is made easy by the standard power steering, cruise control and comprehensive instrumentation, while comfort is assured with air conditioning, power windows and a Radio/CD MP3 player with Bluetooth. Its multi-purpose abilities enable factory fitted dual controls as required in many waste-collecting applications.