On 20th June 2023 the record-breaking eDAILY was hitched to the enormous IVECO X-Way Strator truck, built for IVECO customer Essex haulage company G&B Finch. This mighty machine was specially engineered to cope with moving large-scale loads of up to 150 tonnes.
The truck’s trailer was laden with a huge Collard Group earth-mover weighing in excess of 50 tonnes, with an additional seven tonnes of ballast being added for good measure. A fully-loaded IVECO X-Way 8×4 tipper truck was then attached to the Strator’s trailer before an all-terrain airport fire truck completed the 153-tonne road train.
Once it started moving the eDAILY made steady progress down the stipulated 100ft of runway and crossed the finish line in front of the Guinness World Records invigilators to claim its impressive accolade. The van’s ‘High Power’ mode – fitted to every eDAILY as standard – was utilised on the run which provides short bursts of additional power in demanding towing conditions for the all-electric van.
Blackbushe Airport in Surrey was selected as the record attempt location as its additional runways, surface and gradient met the strict Guinness World Records criteria. All towed vehicles were weighed using precision weigh pads supplied by MWS as part of the official Guinness regulations.
Who better than Britain’s current Strongest Man, Adam Bishop, to drive the eDAILY and break the world record. He said: “The van was incredible. The scale of its challenge and what it towed was unbelievable, but it rolled up its sleeves and got on with the job. Amazing!”
*This record attempt was carried out in a supervised test environment. Please do not attempt to replicate it and strictly follow the IVECO Manufacturer guidelines on the homologated vehicle towing capabilities.
Find out more by visiting https://ivecosales.co.uk/gwr/ or watch the video IVECO eDaily GUINNESS WORLD RECORD: Heaviest Weight Towed by an Electric Van – YouTube, which takes you through this captivating journey!