Croner PK

GCW 32000kg | 4x2 | 280Hp

Axle Configuration: 4×2
Engine: GH8E
Weight: GCW 32000KG
Transmission: Allison 6-speed automatic
Power: 280hp
Torque: 1050
Braking System: Full air brake system with ABS; automatic slack adjusters with spring park brake
Emission Control System (ECS): Euro 5
Application: Cargo; Tipper; Tilt Tray; Compactor

Spec Sheet

Croner PD

GCW 32000kg | 6x2 | 280Hp

Axle Configuration: 6×2
Engine: GH8E
Weight: GCW 32000KG
Transmission: Allison 6-speed automatic
Power: 280hp
Torque: 1050
Braking System: Full air brake system with ABS; automatic slack adjusters with spring park brake
Emission Control System (ECS): Euro 5
Application: Cargo; Tilt Tray; Crane; Local distribution

Spec Sheet

Clear and simple driver environment


The ergonomically designed dashboard presents all information clearly to the operator, with all important controls logically placed and clearly marked for maximum ease of use.

The ergonomically designed dashboard presents all information clearly to the operator, with all important controls logically placed and clearly marked for maximum ease of use.


Adaptable comfort for all drivers


The ergonomically designed driver’s air-suspended seat comes with a high level of adjustment. Croner also features a steering column with adjustable length and angle, to suit a wide range of drivers and give the best driving position.

The ergonomically designed driver’s air-suspended seat comes with a high level of adjustment. Croner also features a steering column with adjustable length and angle, to suit a wide range of drivers and give the best driving position.


Digital driver's information display


An easy-to-read instrument cluster is backed up by the digital multi-function display (MFD). Croner is one of the few medium-duty trucks to have this as a standard feature in all models.

An easy-to-read instrument cluster is backed up by the digital multi-function display (MFD). Croner is one of the few medium-duty trucks to have this as a standard feature in all models.


Easy to enter and exit


The two-step entry allows for a quick and safe entry and exit with a first step positioned for easy cabin access and an ergonomic entry-handle.

The two-step entry allows for a quick and safe entry and exit with a first step positioned for easy cabin access and an ergonomic entry-handle.


Sleeper cab


Rested drivers deliver better. Should the driver require a break, a comfortable mattress is standard. The sleeper cab is also configured for maximum space and comfort.

Rested drivers deliver better. Should the driver require a break, a comfortable mattress is standard. The sleeper cab is also configured for maximum space and comfort.


We invest time in drivers


Driver training helps operators do their job better, maximising productivity and reducing costs and downtime. The tools that we have developed help drivers become more efficient, helping them to enjoy their work while growing your business.

UD Trucks believes that investing in the skills and knowledge of the driver is just as important as building the truck itself. By including UD Telematics Services, you can easily monitor and follow up on your training. This is the best combination for the driver to get the most out of the truck.

Driver training helps operators do their job better, maximising productivity and reducing costs and downtime. The tools that we have developed help drivers become more efficient, helping them to enjoy their work while growing your business.

UD Trucks believes that investing in the skills and knowledge of the driver is just as important as building the truck itself. By including UD Telematics Services, you can easily monitor and follow up on your training. This is the best combination for the driver to get the most out of the truck.


Wide range of wheelbase choices


Croner’s wide range of wheelbase options means Croner can be adapted to suit many applications and deliver excellent productivity.

  • Eight wheelbase choices range from 3,750 mm to 6,500 mm, available for 17.5 tonne GVM variant.
  • The PD 25 280 wheelbase choices include 4,350 mm, 5,000 mm and 6,000 mm (Dimensions measured from steer axle to drive axle).

Croner’s wide range of wheelbase options means Croner can be adapted to suit many applications and deliver excellent productivity.

  • Eight wheelbase choices range from 3,750 mm to 6,500 mm, available for 17.5 tonne GVM variant.
  • The PD 25 280 wheelbase choices include 4,350 mm, 5,000 mm and 6,000 mm (Dimensions measured from steer axle to drive axle).

Flexible, powerful driveline


The 8-litre engine, powered by UD Trucks’ advanced technology, combines reliability with top class performance. Delivering high torque from low revs with a flat torque curve, this modern engine provides:

  • Strong pulling power and easy driveability
  • Designed with fuel efficiency in mind
  • Long maintenance intervals
  • Longer life of the engine

The 8-litre engine, powered by UD Trucks’ advanced technology, combines reliability with top class performance. Delivering high torque from low revs with a flat torque curve, this modern engine provides:

  • Strong pulling power and easy driveability
  • Designed with fuel efficiency in mind
  • Long maintenance intervals
  • Longer life of the engine

Robust automatic transmission


The Croner comes standard with a durable automatic transmission.

The highly reliable automatic transmission works seamlessly with the GH8E engine to maximise the efficiency of this driveline.

The Croner comes standard with a durable automatic transmission.

The highly reliable automatic transmission works seamlessly with the GH8E engine to maximise the efficiency of this driveline.


Cabin layout


The PK and PD models have a 2.3-metre wide cab for a superior comfort and workability. This includes a spacious rest area with a mattress provided.

The PK and PD models have a 2.3-metre wide cab for a superior comfort and workability. This includes a spacious rest area with a mattress provided.


Durable axles


The Croner’s front and rear axles have been designed with durability in mind and are built to take a high axle load. Rear axles offer:

  • A choice of final drive ratios
  • Long oil change intervals

The Croner’s front and rear axles have been designed with durability in mind and are built to take a high axle load. Rear axles offer:

  • A choice of final drive ratios
  • Long oil change intervals

Rear suspension options


Croner comes with rear multi-leaf spring (PK 18 280 only) and air suspension options.

  • The multi-leaf spring rear suspension is ideal for heavier cargo
  • Electronically controlled air suspension with remote control located in the cabin

Croner comes with rear multi-leaf spring (PK 18 280 only) and air suspension options.

  • The multi-leaf spring rear suspension is ideal for heavier cargo
  • Electronically controlled air suspension with remote control located in the cabin

Effective braking performance


S-cam full air brakes with automatic slack adjustment provide effective stopping power, anti-lock brake system with electronic brakeforce distribution are standard.

S-cam full air brakes with automatic slack adjustment provide effective stopping power, anti-lock brake system with electronic brakeforce distribution are standard.


Clear illumination for all situations


Superior visibility with headlamps featuring height adjustment, fog lights, and daytime running lights. Daytime running lamps are standard for the Croner.

Superior visibility with headlamps featuring height adjustment, fog lights, and daytime running lights. Daytime running lamps are standard for the Croner.


Stable handling platform


Croner is designed with excellent handling and stability that is further improved with a standard front anti-roll bar. For trucks with a high centre of gravity, such as mixers, this additional stability is a key safety feature.

Croner is designed with excellent handling and stability that is further improved with a standard front anti-roll bar. For trucks with a high centre of gravity, such as mixers, this additional stability is a key safety feature.


Strong cab and durable high tensile steel frame


Croner’s steel frame provides strength and safety. The reinforced cab has been developed under strict deflection, crash and durability targets. It meets the Japanese safety requirements of a flat barrier impact at 40 km/h, and is ECE R29 cab strength compliant.

Croner’s steel frame provides strength and safety. The reinforced cab has been developed under strict deflection, crash and durability targets. It meets the Japanese safety requirements of a flat barrier impact at 40 km/h, and is ECE R29 cab strength compliant.


Front underrun protection system (FUPS)


All variants of Croner come with ECE R93 compliant front underrun protection, effectively protecting other vehicles and road users.

All variants of Croner come with ECE R93 compliant front underrun protection, effectively protecting other vehicles and road users.


Dual-setting speed limiter


Croner has a dual speed limiter function:

  • Default speed limit: Based on Australian Design Rules, the road speed limiter is set in the factory to 100 km/h.
  • Selective speed limit: Through the IC (Instrument Cluster) – the speed limit function can be set by the operator to any speed less than the default speed. This setup is password protected. This may help to reduce accidents caused by excessive speed and may reduce fuel consumption.

Croner has a dual speed limiter function:

  • Default speed limit: Based on Australian Design Rules, the road speed limiter is set in the factory to 100 km/h.
  • Selective speed limit: Through the IC (Instrument Cluster) – the speed limit function can be set by the operator to any speed less than the default speed. This setup is password protected. This may help to reduce accidents caused by excessive speed and may reduce fuel consumption.

Advanced precision for top-level fuel efficiency


At the heart of the Croner is the 8-litre GH8E. Developed by UD Trucks, it features state-of-the-art technology with high torque of up to 1,050 Nm and fuel efficiency to give optimal performance.

  • Modern and fully electronically controlled common rail engines operate with extreme precision.
  • Computer-controlled injection, fuel quantity and atomisation are finely controlled for varying situations, and for each cylinder, giving outstanding fuel consumption and low emissions.

At the heart of the Croner is the 8-litre GH8E. Developed by UD Trucks, it features state-of-the-art technology with high torque of up to 1,050 Nm and fuel efficiency to give optimal performance.

  • Modern and fully electronically controlled common rail engines operate with extreme precision.
  • Computer-controlled injection, fuel quantity and atomisation are finely controlled for varying situations, and for each cylinder, giving outstanding fuel consumption and low emissions.

The 8-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine


The GH8E offers excellent and powerful performance, ideal for construction work and for transporting large and heavy loads.

  • Strong power combined with low operating costs through good fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance and long service intervals.
  • Power/torque: 280 hp/1,050 Nm (Euro 5).

The GH8E offers excellent and powerful performance, ideal for construction work and for transporting large and heavy loads.

  • Strong power combined with low operating costs through good fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance and long service intervals.
  • Power/torque: 280 hp/1,050 Nm (Euro 5).

Allison automatic transmission


The Allison automatic transmission knows the best gear to engage in any situation allowing for a fast ascent to the optimal cruising speed. That means more trips per day and a boost to overall productivity.

  • Correct gear for any driving situation ensures optimum engine rpm for best fuel efficiency.
  • A direct coupling, or “lock up converter”, will enhance fuel efficiency and performance.

The Allison automatic transmission knows the best gear to engage in any situation allowing for a fast ascent to the optimal cruising speed. That means more trips per day and a boost to overall productivity.

  • Correct gear for any driving situation ensures optimum engine rpm for best fuel efficiency.
  • A direct coupling, or “lock up converter”, will enhance fuel efficiency and performance.

Aerodynamic design


The Croner is designed for increased fuel efficiency.

  • A new, more aerodynamic design reduces the coefficient of drag (CD).

The Croner is designed for increased fuel efficiency.

  • A new, more aerodynamic design reduces the coefficient of drag (CD).

UD Telematics Services


Our telematics solutions are aimed at encouraging better driving behavior and fuel utilisation:

  • Fuel reports to demonstrate how the truck and driver are performing.
  • The system provides information on driver behaviour such as engine and gear utilisation, offering areas of improvement on saving fuel.

Our telematics solutions are aimed at encouraging better driving behavior and fuel utilisation:

  • Fuel reports to demonstrate how the truck and driver are performing.
  • The system provides information on driver behaviour such as engine and gear utilisation, offering areas of improvement on saving fuel.

Onboard fuel coaching


The best way to improve driving behavior is to get coaching in real time.

  • All Croner models are equipped with a built-in fuel coach, an onboard solution clearly displayed at the center of the instrument cluster, giving instructions in real time.
  • Fuel coaching improves driving behavior by prompting the driver to use optimal revs and reduce unnecessary acceleration.

The best way to improve driving behavior is to get coaching in real time.

  • All Croner models are equipped with a built-in fuel coach, an onboard solution clearly displayed at the center of the instrument cluster, giving instructions in real time.
  • Fuel coaching improves driving behavior by prompting the driver to use optimal revs and reduce unnecessary acceleration.

Cruise control


Cruise control reduces driver workload on longer journeys and helps to reduce fuel consumption by maintaining a constant speed.

Cruise control reduces driver workload on longer journeys and helps to reduce fuel consumption by maintaining a constant speed.


Reliability and durability testing


Strong endurance has been a UD Trucks trademark since the start of our foundation, which is why our reliability and durability testing programs are so rigorous. Croner has excelled in all of them.

Durability testing was conducted over an equivalent of 3 million kilometres, putting the Croner to the test in the toughest weather conditions and terrains around the world. In addition, 1.4 million kilometres of field tests in actual customer operations were carried out across 6 countries and 3 continents over a period of 18 months.

Strong endurance has been a UD Trucks trademark since the start of our foundation, which is why our reliability and durability testing programs are so rigorous. Croner has excelled in all of them.

Durability testing was conducted over an equivalent of 3 million kilometres, putting the Croner to the test in the toughest weather conditions and terrains around the world. In addition, 1.4 million kilometres of field tests in actual customer operations were carried out across 6 countries and 3 continents over a period of 18 months.


Upgraded high tensile steel chassis frame


With the highest tensile limit in its class, Croner’s frame is engineered to be strong yet flexible based on globally proven technology and experience.

  • Built for durability and safety with millions of kilometers of durability testing.
  • Frame with a high tensile limit (strength).
  • Engineered to be strong yet flexible based on globally proven technology and experience.
  • Flexibility ensures chassis components perform well and reduces cargo stress.

With the highest tensile limit in its class, Croner’s frame is engineered to be strong yet flexible based on globally proven technology and experience.

  • Built for durability and safety with millions of kilometers of durability testing.
  • Frame with a high tensile limit (strength).
  • Engineered to be strong yet flexible based on globally proven technology and experience.
  • Flexibility ensures chassis components perform well and reduces cargo stress.

Axle capacity


The Croner’s high axle carrying capacity delivers more uptime and productivity in heavy load use, such as construction.

This high axle capacity delivers the ultimate reliability and durability expected of a UD truck.

The Croner’s high axle carrying capacity delivers more uptime and productivity in heavy load use, such as construction.

This high axle capacity delivers the ultimate reliability and durability expected of a UD truck.


Brakes


A full air braking system with reliable S-cam type drum brakes is offered on all variants. Croner has large capacity brake drum and linings, providing better stopping power and lasting longer between service intervals. Less need for maintenance and replacing parts means boosted uptime, hence saving lifetime costs.

A full air braking system with reliable S-cam type drum brakes is offered on all variants. Croner has large capacity brake drum and linings, providing better stopping power and lasting longer between service intervals. Less need for maintenance and replacing parts means boosted uptime, hence saving lifetime costs.


Front and rear suspension


Croner offers two reliable and durable rear suspension options, a choice between leaf spring or air suspension. The rear multi-leaf spring suspension comes with a high level of stiffness and strength. The air suspension option is designed to meet customer demand for transport quality of sensitive freight.

Croner offers two reliable and durable rear suspension options, a choice between leaf spring or air suspension. The rear multi-leaf spring suspension comes with a high level of stiffness and strength. The air suspension option is designed to meet customer demand for transport quality of sensitive freight.


Longer service intervals


Long maintenance intervals on lubricants for engine, transmission and drive axle. Oil-bath type front axle hub, automatic transmission and large capacity brakes will reduce the lifetime maintenance costs.

Long maintenance intervals on lubricants for engine, transmission and drive axle. Oil-bath type front axle hub, automatic transmission and large capacity brakes will reduce the lifetime maintenance costs.


Easy maintenance and repair


Croner has been designed with reliability and productivity in focus, paired with easily accessible components to minimize the time spent on maintenance.

  • The cab tilts up to 48 degrees, allowing for simpler access to the engine.
  • For daily inspections and maintenance, many of the key checks can be easily performed by accessing the front lid.
  • Full air brake system – without any hydraulics – means no need for hydraulic oil replacement and wheel cylinder maintenance.

Croner has been designed with reliability and productivity in focus, paired with easily accessible components to minimize the time spent on maintenance.

  • The cab tilts up to 48 degrees, allowing for simpler access to the engine.
  • For daily inspections and maintenance, many of the key checks can be easily performed by accessing the front lid.
  • Full air brake system – without any hydraulics – means no need for hydraulic oil replacement and wheel cylinder maintenance.

UD Genuine Service


Nobody knows your trucks better than our experts. UD Genuine Service is carried out in authorised UD Trucks workshops by highly skilled UD trained mechanics and service teams. Access to UD Trucks special tools and diagnostic equipment as well as top-quality UD Genuine Parts will keep your trucks in optimum condition.

Nobody knows your trucks better than our experts. UD Genuine Service is carried out in authorised UD Trucks workshops by highly skilled UD trained mechanics and service teams. Access to UD Trucks special tools and diagnostic equipment as well as top-quality UD Genuine Parts will keep your trucks in optimum condition.


UD Genuine Parts


UD Genuine Parts are manufactured to the highest quality and durability standards and are a genuine long-term cost saver.

UD Genuine Parts have many important benefits:

  • 12 month warranty, doubled to 24 months, if that part is fitted in an authorised UD Trucks workshop
  • Designed and tested to last for optimal service intervals
  • Fit for purpose for your UD Truck
  • Reduced overall cost per kilometre

UD Genuine Parts are manufactured to the highest quality and durability standards and are a genuine long-term cost saver.

UD Genuine Parts have many important benefits:

  • 12 month warranty, doubled to 24 months, if that part is fitted in an authorised UD Trucks workshop
  • Designed and tested to last for optimal service intervals
  • Fit for purpose for your UD Truck
  • Reduced overall cost per kilometre

Optimized service planning


We know what’s best to keep your trucks on the road. Every UD Truck comes with a tailored and optimised service schedule based on your specific usage requirements. Detailed service planning helps to:

  • Reduce workshop visits
  • Optimise service intervals for maximum uptime
  • Reduce over-maintenance

Oil changes and regular fluid renewal are vital for any vehicle. Croner has been designed for more time on the road and less time in the workshop due to its maximised service intervals. This means less time in the workshop and more time on the road.

We know what’s best to keep your trucks on the road. Every UD Truck comes with a tailored and optimised service schedule based on your specific usage requirements. Detailed service planning helps to:

  • Reduce workshop visits
  • Optimise service intervals for maximum uptime
  • Reduce over-maintenance

Oil changes and regular fluid renewal are vital for any vehicle. Croner has been designed for more time on the road and less time in the workshop due to its maximised service intervals. This means less time in the workshop and more time on the road.


UD TRUST Service Agreement


UD Trust service agreements are the best way to take care of your new truck while locking down costs both now and in the future. UD Trust is all about giving you the benefits you need, such as:

  • Keeping your fleet on the road
  • Maximising profits
  • Minimising unplanned expenses

A variety of options to suit your needs

UD Trust Basic – Preventative maintenance aimed at identifying any faults with your truck during routine maintenance services.

UD Trust Extra – Includes all that is included in the Basic Program as well as repairs to brakes.

UD Trust Ultimate – The most comprehensive of our Service Agreements, covering all that is included in the Basic and Extra Programs but with the added confidence of repairs to electrical, engine, driveline, braking, and steering systems.

UD Trust service agreements are the best way to take care of your new truck while locking down costs both now and in the future. UD Trust is all about giving you the benefits you need, such as:

  • Keeping your fleet on the road
  • Maximising profits
  • Minimising unplanned expenses

A variety of options to suit your needs

UD Trust Basic – Preventative maintenance aimed at identifying any faults with your truck during routine maintenance services.

UD Trust Extra – Includes all that is included in the Basic Program as well as repairs to brakes.

UD Trust Ultimate – The most comprehensive of our Service Agreements, covering all that is included in the Basic and Extra Programs but with the added confidence of repairs to electrical, engine, driveline, braking, and steering systems.


UD Telematics Services


UD Telematics is a high-tech wireless communications system designed to help you manage your fleet effectively, keeping your vehicles on the road while reducing operational costs. UD Telematics offers two information packages:

Fuel and Environment
Lower your fuel consumption and reduce environmental impact by highlighting where improvements can be made. Includes reports such as mileage, fuel, tracking, and emissions.

Positioning and Positioning +
This package offers comprehensive location mapping. It includes geofencing options and route calculation to help you increase your vehicle uptime.

UD Telematics is a high-tech wireless communications system designed to help you manage your fleet effectively, keeping your vehicles on the road while reducing operational costs. UD Telematics offers two information packages:

Fuel and Environment
Lower your fuel consumption and reduce environmental impact by highlighting where improvements can be made. Includes reports such as mileage, fuel, tracking, and emissions.

Positioning and Positioning +
This package offers comprehensive location mapping. It includes geofencing options and route calculation to help you increase your vehicle uptime.


UD roadside assistance – we've got your back 24/7


You never have to worry about unexpected downtime again. A single phone call to UD Roadside Assistance will have you back on the road in no time at all.

When you call UD Roadside Assistance, you will get to speak to a specialist who knows UD Trucks inside out. Our technicians have all the technical experience at their fingertips. It costs nothing to call UD Roadside Assistance, using the number on the sticker inside your truck window. What you pay for is the parts used in the repair, the labour involved in fitting them, along with labour surcharges.

When your truck experiences a standstill, follow these three simple steps:

Step 1: Dial the UD Road Support service hotline.
Step 2: UD Service Vehicles will be dispatched to breakdown site.
Step 3: Receive a maintenance report and invoice upon completion of repairs.

You never have to worry about unexpected downtime again. A single phone call to UD Roadside Assistance will have you back on the road in no time at all.

When you call UD Roadside Assistance, you will get to speak to a specialist who knows UD Trucks inside out. Our technicians have all the technical experience at their fingertips. It costs nothing to call UD Roadside Assistance, using the number on the sticker inside your truck window. What you pay for is the parts used in the repair, the labour involved in fitting them, along with labour surcharges.

When your truck experiences a standstill, follow these three simple steps:

Step 1: Dial the UD Road Support service hotline.
Step 2: UD Service Vehicles will be dispatched to breakdown site.
Step 3: Receive a maintenance report and invoice upon completion of repairs.