This year’s CV Show saw the UK début for the first market specific, specialist distribution tractor ever seen in the UK and Europe, which has been purpose designed and manufactured by Terberg Special Vehicles.
Terberg’s all new, low entry cabbed DT183LE distribution tractor has been solely designed to meet the market needs of the competitive pan European distribution sector and is specified with an array of new industry specific product features. The powertrain for the DT183LE tractor is based on the new Cummins QSB6.7-190 Tier 4 Final diesel engine matched to the Allison 3000 gearbox, although further engine options including the Mercedes Tier 4 diesel engine will be available from Terberg later this year.
According to Alisdair Couper, managing director at Terberg DTS, “Following on from the 25,000th vehicle manufactured by Terberg earlier this year, 2015 has also provided the company with another landmark product launch, as the new DT183LE distribution tractor launch at the CV Show this year has been conceived to reflect the changing distribution market in both the UK and Europe. The DT183LE focuses on the way that customers now operate in this challenging working environment. We believe that the DT183LE will become the shape of things to come for the distribution sector and other special vehicle chassis applications across Europe.”
As part of the new tractor design, the Terberg DT183LE is specified with a comprehensive range of innovative safety and ergonomic operating features, as well as proven market leading noise levels. The stylish state of the art design of cab on the DT183LE is a head turner, giving the driver a whole new dimension of ergonomic operation and visibility.
Available in either left-hand or right-hand drive configuration, the low entry cab of the DT183LE features only two steps for access to the cab, making it ideally suited to distribution operations where quick, easy and safe access is paramount. The full height in-board door and generously sized out-board door also allows safe and effortless entrance and exit to and from the driver’s position on either side of the cab. Within the cab design itself, the large windows provide the driver with excellent natural all-round visibility.
Once seated, the driver can experience the latest state of the art central dashboard featuring a 12 button, multi-function, Can-bus Control Panel and fully adjustable steering column/dashboard assembly.
“By virtue of the fact that the DT183LE has been purpose designed for the distribution sector, the low entry cab requires less effort for the driver to access, which is a key benefit within distribution. The all-round visibility is excellent and therefore provides a safer operating vehicle, whilst the Tier 4 powertrain is far more environmentally friendly and efficient than its predecessors. Finally, once within the cab itself, the driver has, we believe, the most comfortable and most ergonomic driving position currently available from any manufacturer,” concluded Alisdair Couper.