Astra Veicoli Industriali S.p.A.
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Founded1946
FounderMario Bertuzzi
HeadquartersPiacenza, Italy
ProductsTrucks
ParentIveco
Websitewww.astra-trucks.com

Astra Veicoli Industriali S.p.A. (Anonima Sarda TRAsporti[1]) is an Italian company that produces trucks, heavy transport vehicles and military vehicles. Astra was privately founded in 1946 in Cagliari, and since 1986 has been part of Iveco. In 1951 Astra moved to Piacenza. From 1946 to 1986 Astra was owned by the Bertuzzi family of Piacenza. ASTRA is an Iveco Group brand.

History

During the 1960s, the companies' facility was enlarged several times, and a broader range of vehicles with dumper and mixer models were added.

Astra 6000-series ballast tractor, using the Giugiaro-designed cab used until 2000
Astra 6000-series ballast tractor, using the Giugiaro-designed cab used until 2000

Quarry and construction vehicles

Currently, the production of vehicles by Astra includes a number of construction-oriented trucks (HD8), rigid dump trucks (RD), and articulated dump trucks (ADT). Production of vehicles began in 1955 with the construction of the BM1, a rigid dump truck that had some success. Following the enlargement of the factory, the BM series was extended, and the model BM 309 participated in the Paris-Dakar in the truck category. In 1996, the fiftieth anniversary of the company's founding, the HD7 series went on the market, which also had some success. In 2005 this was replaced by the current HD8 range. In 2009 Astra launched a new range of heavy-duty vehicles called HHD.

Vehicles for special use

Italian Fire Service vehicles with an Astra fire truck, on left
Italian Fire Service vehicles with an Astra fire truck, on left

In 2002 the company absorbed Astra SIVI (a partner of Iveco from 1982), which produced vehicles for heavy transport, and in 2004 completely integrated production by SIVI. Vehicles produced by SIVI Astra are all produced on the basis of Iveco vehicles, currently Stralis and Trakker.

Products

The Astra range of products includes:

Military

Astra Military Truck in the Italian army parade in Italy, 2007.
Astra Military Truck in the Italian army parade in Italy, 2007.
Astra HD7 Military Truck in the Italian army parade in Italy, 2007.
Astra HD7 Military Truck in the Italian army parade in Italy, 2007.

Since 1990, Astra SpA has built the entire military range of trucks produced by the Iveco group.

Highway trucks

Astra HD9 8456 EURO6. 8-wheeler. Power: 560 hp.
Astra HD9 8456 EURO6. 8-wheeler. Power: 560 hp.

The HD7 series in cargo and tractor versions are as follows.

Model Configuration Motor type Cylinder cc CV PTC / PTR and t
HD7 42.38 4x2 Iveco 8210.42K 13798 380 20 / 44
HD7 42.42 4x2 Iveco 8210.42L 13798 420 20 / 44
HD7 44.34 4x4 Iveco 8460.41K 9498 340 20 / 44
HD7 44.38 4x4 Iveco 8210.42K 13798 380 20 / 44
HD7 44.42 4x4 Iveco 8210.42L 13798 420 20 / 44
HD7 64.34 6x4 Iveco 8460.41K 9498 340 33 / 56
HD7 66.34 6x6 Iveco 8460.41K 9498 340 33 / 56
HD7 64.38 6x4 Iveco 8210.42K 13798 380 33 / 56
HD7 66.38 6x6 Iveco 8210.42K 13798 380 33 / 56
HD7 64.42 6x4 Iveco 8210.42L 13798 420 33 / 56
HD7 66.42 6x6 Iveco 8210.42L 13798 420 33 / 56
HD7 64.45 6x4 Iveco 8280.42B 17174 440 33 / 56
HD7 66.45 6x6 Iveco 8280.42B 17174 450 33 / 56
HD7 64.47 6x4 Iveco 8210.42B 13798 470 33 / 56
HD7 64.52 6x4 Iveco 8280.42S 17174 520 33 / 56
HD7 66.52 6x6 Iveco 8280.42S 17174 520 33 / 56
HD7 84.38 8x4 Iveco 8210.42K 13798 380 40-48
HD7 84.42 8x4 Iveco 8210.42L 13798 420 40-48
HD7 86.42 8x6 Iveco 8210.42L 13798 420 40-48
HD7 84.45 8x4 Iveco 8280.42B 17174 440 40-48
HD7 86.45 8x6 Iveco 8280.42B 17174 450 40-48
HD7 84.47 8x4 Iveco 8210.42B 13798 470 40-48
HD7 84.52 8x4 Iveco 8280.42S 17174 520 40-48
HD7 86.52 8x6 Iveco 8280.42S 17174 520 40-48

HD7/C series, HD8, equipped with Iveco Motors Cursor 13.

Astra HD7C 84-45 tow truck of the Fire Service of Greece.
Astra HD7C 84-45 tow truck of the Fire Service of Greece.

The HD7/C series, equipped with motors type Cursor 13 Euro 4 consists of:

Model Configuration Motor type Cylinder cc CV PTC / PTR t
HD7c 42.36 4x2 Iveco F3B E0681JB 12882 360 20 / 44
HD7c 44.36 4x4 Iveco F3B E0681JB 12882 360 20 / 44
HD7c 42.40 4x2 Iveco F3B E0681HB 12882 400 20 / 44
HD7c 44.40 4x4 Iveco F3B E0681HB 12882 400 20 / 44
HD7c 42.45 4x2 Iveco F3B E0681DB 12882 450 20 / 44
HD7c 44.45 4x4 Iveco F3B E0681DB 12882 450 20 / 44
HD7c 64.36 6x4 Iveco F3B E0681JB 12882 360 33 / 56
HD7c 66.36 6x6 Iveco F3B E0681JB 12882 360 33 / 56
HD7c 64.40 6x4 Iveco F3B E0681HB 12882 400 33 / 56
HD7c 66.40 6x6 Iveco F3B E0681HB 12882 400 33 / 56
HD7c 64.45 6x4 Iveco F3B E0681DB 12882 450 33 / 56
HD7c 66.45 6x6 Iveco F3B E0681DB 12882 450 33 / 56
HD7c 64.50 6x4 Iveco F3B E0681FB 12882 500 33 / 56
HD7c 66.50 6x6 Iveco F3B E0681FB 12882 500 33 / 56
HD7c 84.36 8x4 Iveco F3B E0681JB 12882 360 40-48
HD7c 84.40 8x4 Iveco F3B E0681HB 12882 400 40-48
HD7c 84.45 8x4 Iveco F3B E0681DB 12882 450 40-48
HD7c 86.45 8x6 Iveco F3B E0681DB 12882 450 40-48
HD7c 88.45 8x8 Iveco F3B E0681DB 12882 450 40-48
HD7c 84.50 8x4 Iveco F3B E0681FB 12882 500 40-48
HD7c 86.50 8x6 Iveco F3B E0681FB 12882 500 40-48
HD7c 88.50 8x8 Iveco F3B E0681FB 12882 500 40-48

The new HD8 series, equipped with the also new Iveco Cursor 13 Euro 5 contains 16 configurations of chassis with 5 different motors:

Model Configuration Motor type Cylinder cc CV PTC / PTR t
HD8 42.41 4x2 Iveco F3B E3681D 12882 410 20 / 44-49
HD8 44.41 4x4 Iveco F3B E3681D 12882 410 20 / 44-49
HD8 42.44 4x2 Iveco F3B E3681G 12882 440 20 / 44-49
HD8 44.44 4x4 Iveco F3B E3681G 12882 440 20 / 44-49
HD8 44.48 4x4 Iveco F3B E3681F 12882 480 20 / 44-49
HD8 64.41 6x4 Iveco F3B E3681D 12882 410 33 / 56
HD8 64.44 6x4 Iveco F3B E3681D 12882 440 33 / 56
HD8 64.48 6x4 Iveco F3B E3681F 12882 480 33 / 56
HD8 66.48 6x6 Iveco F3B E3681F 12882 480 33 / 56
HD8 64.52 6x4 Iveco F3B E3681E 12882 520 33 / 56
HD8 66.52 6x6 Iveco F3B E3681E 12882 520 33 / 56
HD8 64.56 6x4 Iveco F3B E3681A 12882 560 33 / 56
HD8 66.56 6x6 Iveco F3B E3681A 12882 560 33 / 56
HD8 84.41 8x4 Iveco F3B E3681D 12882 410 40-48
HD8 84.44 8x4 Iveco F3B E3681G 12882 440 40-48
HD8 86.44 8x6 Iveco F3B E3681G 12882 440 40-48
HD8 84.48 8x4 Iveco F3B E3681F 12882 480 40-48
HD8 86.48 8x6 Iveco F3B E3681F 12882 480 40-48
HD8 88.48 8x8 Iveco F3B E3681F 12882 480 40-48
HD8 84.52 8x4 Iveco F3B E3681E 12882 520 40-48
HD8 86.52 8x6 Iveco F3B E3681E 12882 520 40-48
HD8 88.52 8x8 Iveco F3B E3681E 12882 520 40-48
HD8 84.56 8x4 Iveco F3B E3681A 12882 560 40-48
HD8 86.56 8x6 Iveco F3B E3681A 12882 560 40-48
HD8 88.56 8x8 Iveco F3B E3681A 12882 560 40-48

Two special series of HD8 are destined for foreign markets:

Dump trucks

Rigid

Model Configuration Motor type Cylinder cc CV PTC/PTR t Volume m3
RD 28 C 4x2 Iveco F3A 10300 353 48,5 17,7
RD 32 C 4x2 Iveco F3A 10300 381 54 20,1

Articulated

Model Configuration Motor type Cylinder cc CV PTC/PTR t Volume m3
ADT 25 C 6x6 Iveco F3A 10300 320 45 14,5
ADT 30 C 6x6 Iveco F3A 10300 353 51 17,6
ADT 35 C 6x6 Iveco F3B 12882 410 60 20,0
ADT 40 C 6x6 Iveco F3B 12882 455 66 22,0

See also

Notes and references

1. ↑ Astra dumptrucks at dumper.fr (French)

References

  1. ^ "ASTRA Company Profile" (PDF). iveco-astra.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2016-05-26.
  2. ^ Weber, Alexander (December 2015). "Stern Kunde" [Star knowledge]. Last & Kraft (in German). Vol. 24, no. 1 (December/Januar 2016). Mainz, Germany: Vereinigte Fachverlage. p. 22. ISSN 1613-1606.
  3. ^ Weber, p. 23
  4. ^ a b Weber, p. 24
  5. ^ a b c Weber, p. 25
  6. ^ a b c Weber, p. 26
  7. ^ a b c d e Weber, p. 29
  8. ^ Weber, p. 27