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Bucher Municipal marks 70 years in Australia with ACCO builds

Refuse collection equipment supplier Bucher Municipal has celebrated 70 years of Australian manufacturing by developing five special Iveco Acco builds.

The manufacturer has produced several limited-edition compactor units – with five of them being built on 8×4 Euro6 ACCO platforms.

The new units feature 33m³ front-loading compactor bodies, with ‘70 year’ commemorative livery, and will be used to exhibit at industry events before starting their working life with customer fleets.

Bucher Municipal has been working with Iveco (and before that International) for 50 years. Customer support manager, Daniel Sampson, says it was only fitting that the Acco cab chassis was selected for the front loader project.

“As a company we value our long-term suppliers and partnerships, and we’ve enjoyed a relationship with the Acco model that spans approximately 50 years,” Sampson said.

“Aside from the nostalgia, we also needed to ensure that any vehicles that we developed for the occasion would be attractive to prospective customers once our anniversary celebrations were complete,” he added.

“The Acco is well regarded throughout the waste collection industry and feedback on the latest Euro6 model is very positive, not only from the end users but from our own manufacturing team who enjoy working on the cab chassis during body fitment.”

The 8×4 Euro6 Accos that Bucher Municipal specified feature an efficient and powerful 8.7 litre turbodiesel engine that produces 360hp and 1650Nm of torque from a low 1200rpm.

Emission control is handled by Iveco’s unique Hi-SCR technology which features a single after treatment system with passive diesel particulate filter that doesn’t require regeneration downtime.

The engine is matched to the Allison Generation Five 6-speed full automatic transmission.

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