An all-ter­rain ex­pert

Countryman - - MANE STORY -

Of­froad Trucks Aus­tralia has all ter­rains cov­ered.

There is no ques­tion that Czech Repub­lic man­u­fac­turer Ta­tra Trucks, to­gether with Aus­tralasian dis­trib­u­tor Of­froad Trucks Aus­tralia, have forged a unique pres­ence in the Aus­tralian mar­ket.

A quick look at the Ta­tra hard­ware and tech­nol­ogy il­lus­trates why.

Ta­tra de­signs and man­u­fac­tures most of its own en­gines.

A sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence to other man­u­fac­tur­ers is that the en­gines are air cooled — no ra­di­a­tor, water pump or coolant — and this has proved most suc­cess­ful in the harsh ar­eas of out­back Aus­tralia.

The 13-litre en­gine in the new gen­er­a­tion Phoenix de­liv­ers 442hp and 2100Nm of torque, with peak torque start­ing at 1000rpm, ide­ally suited to off-road op­er­a­tions.

The pre­ferred trans­mis­sion is Al­li­son 4500 Gen­er­a­tion 3 Au­to­matic, al­though there is an op­tion for ZF Auto shift or their own syn­chro­mesh 10-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion avail­able.

Ta­tra cabs are built with pri­mary fo­cus on oc­cu­pant safety, com­fort and ser­vice dura­bil­ity.

Where rollover pro­tec­tion struc­tures are a must, there is a fully cer­ti­fied in­te­grated ROPS/FOPS cab op­tion avail­able.

The chas­sis and sus­pen­sion is one of kind.

No other man­u­fac­turer can of­fer the mod­u­lar flex­i­bil­ity that Ta­tra’s unique tubu­lar back­bone frame chas­sis and swing axles de­liver.

Mod­u­lar de­sign al­lows axle units to be added or deleted as re­quired across the whole range from 4x4 to 16x16 wheel drive.

Off-road con­di­tions of­ten de­mand huge flex­i­bil­ity and large wheel travel to main­tain crit­i­cal trac­tion.

Ta­tra builds the strength into the chas­sis, and flex­i­bil­ity into the driveline, for the best of both worlds.

The ex­treme axle and wheel travel on Ta­tra trucks en­sures full tyre con­tact all around the truck no mat­ter what each wheel is do­ing.

Across all vari­ants, the abil­ity to share the same com­po­nen­try within the driveline and sus­pen­sion has re­duced main­te­nance costs, in­creased life cy­cles and has pos­i­tive busi­ness out­comes.

Of­froad Trucks Aus­tralia prides it­self with a fully stocked parts ware­house to ac­com­mo­date all Ta­tra trucks in ser­vice within Aus­tralia.

It paints an im­pres­sive pic­ture, and one that many other man­u­fac­tur­ers strug­gle to match. Any­thing from com­plete cabs, en­gines, sub-frame axle/sus­pen­sion sec­tions are al­ways in store, and are avail­able to cus­tomers all over Aus­tralia, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For in­for­ma­tion, call 9459 8911 or pop in to 25 Gar­net Way (corner Eva Street), Madding­ton. Email ta­tra@of­froad­

Ta­tra builds the strength into the chas­sis, and flex­i­bil­ity into the driveline, for the best of both worlds.

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