The Iveco Daily is the Fiat Ducato’s (or Ram ProMaster’s) big brother. It’s Europe’s heaviest light commercial vehicle; with a GVM up to 7.2 metric tons (15,873 lbs) the Daily goes beyond all of its direct competitors, like the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Renault Master.
The RWD Iveco Daily features a traditional ladder frame and is offered with single or dual rear wheels. An AWD version is also being offered, but that one looks and acts rather Unimog-ish.
If the Ducato/ProMaster is a fullsize van, I wonder how we should describe this top model of the Daily panel van range (19.6 cubic meters equals 25.6 cubic yards).
Here’s a chassis-cab dualie. Most of them will eventually become a box truck or a flatbed truck with dropsides.
The first generation of the Daily was introduced in 1978. The current, sixth generation arrived in 2014. Nowadays, Iveco is a division of CNH Industrial.
Back to the local shipyard’s new truck. It was turning its back on me for a few months, but last weekend it was parked the other way around, facing the camera. The dropsides are detachable, as this picture clearly shows…
Iveco rates this 50C18 model at a maximum GVM of 5.2 metric tons (11,464 lbs). Its 3.0 liter, inline-four turbodiesel has a maximum power output of 180 DIN-hp.
This is the shipyard’s former truck, a 2013 Fuso Canter COE with a tilt cab. Like the Iveco, it’s also powered by a 3.0 liter, inline-four turbodiesel, yet with 150 DIN-hp. I took this picture in February 2016.
According to the Fuso’s registration, it found a new Dutch owner on February 7, 2019. I’m sure it will roll on for many years to come just fine.