Picture of the Week: Ultimate IVECO X-Way recovery truck from Roger Dyson Group

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The very first IVECO X-Way UK recovery truck (AS280X57Y/PT HR ON) has hit the road with the rugged machine becoming a reality courtesy of bodybuilder Roger Dyson. This ‘monster’ truck is the first of many X-Way-based recovery vehicles due to join operator fleets.

Supplied by Sherwood Truck and Van, the IVECO X-Way 6×2 was sent by Roger Dyson to its heavy-duty recovery bodybuilder partner Tevor in Poland for its build before returning to the UK for final completion. Roger Dyson Ltd is the sole UK distributor for Tevor vehicles, with this vivid yellow example – the first of its kind – set to enter service with Newport-based Walls Truck Services.

This multi-axle rigid has a Gross Train Weight (GTW) of 80-tonnes and is equipped with dual winches capable of lifting around 15.9 tonnes. The 570hp Cursor 13 engine and tough chassis allows this IVECO X-Way to easily tow coaches or fully laden 44-tonne trucks. A set of deployable hydraulic stabilisers and locking axle differentials allow the X-Way to recover large vehicles from even the most precarious of situations. It also features axle load indicators to help assess weight distribution and maintain safe towing while all heavy-duty tools and recovery equipment is stored in large chassis-side storage lockers.

Roger Dyson explains: “We have built bodies for IVECO vehicles for a number of years based on the Daily and Eurocargo. Exploring what was possible with the highly capable IVECO X-Way was a natural progression, especially when factoring in the truck’s drivability, refinement, and ease of use.”

The truck cab is just as impressively equipped as the exterior, featuring a spacious sleeper cab. Ample storage and a memory foam bed with helpful shortcut functions for key operations – such as lighting and door locks – within arm’s reach make this space comfortable and convenient. Creature comforts such as a microwave, fridge, food storage and charging ports for smart devices allow the modern driver to be self-sufficient on long-distance or overnight recovery missions.  

This IVECO X-Way is currently one of six examples on order with an even more capable X-Way 8×4, complete with 100-tonne GTW, following close behind. Roger Dyson continued: “The IVECO X-Way’s performance combined with the option for three or four axles makes it an ideal heavy-duty recovery platform for our customers.”

Vincenzo Nicolo, IVECO UK & ROI Managing Director said: “Roger Dyson has been responsible for some highly capable recovery vehicles, but this new IVECO X-Way is truly impressive. These trucks make the most of their tough IVECO DNA.”