Astra

Superior 8x8 Off-Road Performer

The Astra 8x8 is the largest and most heavy-duty off-road vehicle available in the Iveco product line-up. It's unashamedly purpose-built to be totally functional and practical while filling the most demanding off-road applications. Featuring huge ground clearance, a full-time 8x8 system with lockable diffs on all axles and a choice of two powerful horsepower options, the Astra is a true workhorse and excels when road conditions deteriorate.

Features

The Astra features a long component list that sees it well-credentialed to thrive in demanding off-road applications, these include:

  • all-wheel drive 8x8
  • Iveco front parabolic suspension, standard stabiliser bar on 1st and 4th axles, optional on 2nd and 3rd
  • Iveco parabolic cantilever
  • Iveco Cursor 13 engines with either 480hp or 520hp output
  • differential locks and hub reduction on all axles
  • a GVM of 48 tonnes and GCM of 70 tonnes
  • fitted as standard with the ZF Eurotronic II 16-speed automated transmission (optional Allison 4700 automatic also available)
Astra Features
Astra Astra Range

Astra Range

The Astra is equipped with differential locks and hub reduction on all axles, and with its 48-tonne GVM and 70-tonne GCM it's capable of handling the largest of loads. The Astra is fitted with the ZF Eurotronic II 16-speed automated transmission but is also available with optional Allison 4700 full automatic if the application requires it.

The Astra is ideal for use in applications such as:

  • mining
  • drilling
  • exploration
  • water haulage
  • forestry
  • off-road tipper work
  • elevated work platform

Engine and Transmission

The Astra is powered by Iveco's popular Cursor 13 - 6 cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine. In the Astra, the engine is available in two sets of tune: 480hp/2300Nm or 520hp/2400Nm. Both engines provide strong power and torque from low in the rev range ensuring the trucks can handle the demands of the most difficult applications.

Paired to the Cursor 13 engine is the ZF Eurotronic II automated transmission. The unit is a 16-speed transmission which has an electronically controlled clutch engagement. While driving in automated mode the Eurotronic transmission automatically selects the most ideal gearshift according to load, road speed, road incline, etc. The transmission also provides the operator with the flexibility to manually select gears should the application and track conditions require this. Should the application require a fully automatic transmission, operators can also choose the optional ALLISON 4700.

Astra Engine and Transmission
Astra Cab

Cab

The Astra's cab may look utilitarian and no-nonsense from the outside, but inside the cabin boasts many of the comfort and ergonomic features used in Iveco's road-going models. The cabin is spring-suspended for extra comfort and features tinted electric windows, 4-speed ventilation and heating system with air recirculation, a detailed multifunction display and instrument cluster and ergonomically-designed dashboard. Further aiding comfort is the 3-way adjustable air suspended driver's seat.

To aid functionality, the cabin is fitted with a compressed air 'quick coupling' for cab cleaning, internal cabin panels are also completely washable and fire-proof.

Frame and suspension

The Iveco Astra is a genuinely tough and capable off-road vehicle, with permanent all-wheel drive to all 8 axles. The Astra is fitted with parabolic front leaf springs and rear Iveco cantilever springs, providing an excellent load-carrying ability, comfort and off-road performance. The suspension features a standard stabiliser bar on 1st and 4th axles.

The Astra has a strong high tensile steel C-Section chassis, reinforced with cross members. With its flat chassis rails, the Astra is suitable for fitment of a wide range of bodies with minimum need for modification.

Astra Frame and suspension