Construction challenges

Why UD Trucks for construction

Construction challenges

The tough two.

Solid, smart and future-designed. Meet UD Trucks’ dependable duo for construction.

Quester

Quester

The Quester is UD Trucks main vehicle for construction assignments because of its endurance. A reliable, cost-efficient and versatile workhorse that provides the manoeuvrability and ground clearance to handle the roughest terrain.

Croner

Croner

The Croner is a flexible, efficient compliment to the Quester. Suited to more specific construction tasks, it is available in three GVW ranges and saves both time and fuel.

Bodybuilding

The Quester is designed to make superstructure installation easy. Comprehensive bodybuilder instructions and power take offs for specific applications make it ideal
to be adapted for all assignments and road conditions.

Quester Mixer/Concrete

Quester Mixer/Concrete

Quester Concrete pump

Quester Concrete pump

Croner Mixer/Concrete

Croner Mixer/Concrete

Quester Dump Truck/Tipper

Quester Dump Truck/Tipper

Quester Tanker

Quester Tanker

Croner Mixer/Concrete

Croner Dump Truck/Tipper

Break new ground.

Power. Durability. Operational efficiency. Make the most of the 40 tonne Quester, with 24 inch tyres and extra wide, super-strong chassis. In heavy construction, 6×4 and 8×4 rigid configurations provide flexibility to match the truck to the job.

Higher average speed

A wide choice of flexible, powerful driveline combinations ensure high average speed and excellent performance in all applications. A higher average speed means your trucks can make more journeys.

The perfect off road partner

The Quester is specially adapted for construction. A wide, stable chassis is built for rough, hilly terrain. High torque means good engine response, while crawler gears and wide ratio options guarantee easy starting and controlled driving at any speed and in all conditions.

Higher payload capacity

A variety of specifications on wheelbase and axles can maximise payload capacity. The Quester in particular is designed for handling heavier loads in tough conditions.
Well-dimensioned components deliver extra load capacity, improving productivity.

More profitable driving

UD Trucks driver training is structured to further improve driver performance, while an on-board fuel coaching system helps maximise profitability on every assignment.

Agile on any terrain

The construction cab on the Quester is designed for agility in tough conditions. A purposely designed front steel bumper position ensures maximum ground clearance
and approach angle.

High component durability

All UD construction models are tested to their limits in order to provide greater durability than our competitors. Strong and reliable Japanese quality components guarantee a long life of productive uptime, whatever conditions you plan to put the trucks through.

Longer service life

Optional hub reduction rear axles increase service life in tough conditions. Effective suspension reduces stress on the chassis and superstructure, which can mean longer intervals between servicing.

High torque: Low revs

Fuel consumption is minimised by the high torque delivered at low revs. A wide maximum torque range results in a greater fuel economy and improved profitability on every assignment.

 

Powertrain optimization

The Quester has a wide choice of rear axle ratios for different applications. This means the vehicle can provide excellent fuel economy at cruising speed in top gear, with no compromise on performance.

 

Taking the strain

Designed for long days onsite, the Quester has the option of an air suspended driver’s seat. This helps increase comfort when manoeuvres are tight and the workload is heavy.

Effective air conditioning system

Because hot days behind the wheel demand good quality air-con.

Easier assignments

Our construction cabs are designed to minimise fatigue via well-planned ergonomics. A smart instrument cluster and information display provide exactly what’s needed to
focus on the job in hand. Such innovations lead to happier drivers and lower driver turnover.

Increased visibility

All construction cabs provide excellent all-round visibility with large glass areas and strategically placed mirrors. Effective and protected headlights are positioned on the cab side panel of the Croner.

Stress-free braking and handling

Both trucks offer excellent handling and stability. A front stabiliser increases safety if forced to corner at high speed. The Quester has full S-cam air brakes with automatic slack adjuster.

Quester and Croner models suitable for Construction

Croner LKE

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Axle Configuration

4x2

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Engine

GH5E

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Weight

GVW 12 - 14Ton

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Transmission

6-speed MT; 6-speed AT

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Power

180 - 240HP

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Torque

750; 825; 900

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Braking System

Full air brake system; Automatic slack adjuster; ABS optional; Spring-based parking brakes; Exhaust brake system

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Emission Control System (ECS)

Euro 3; Euro 4

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Application

Cargo; Tipper

A durable partnership.

Construction projects demand the best support network possible. UD Extra Mile Support keeps your trucks working for you. Every hour, day or night.

UD Telematics

A high-tech wireless communications system designed to help you manage your fleet effectively, keeping wheels turning while reducing operational costs.

UD Telematics

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UD Trust

Two levels of service care are available for construction: UD Trust Standard and UD Trust Extra. Both offer full transparency, no surprise costs and less administration.

UD Trust

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UD Road Support

A fast and efficient UD Road Support team provide repair services at your convenience to get you back on the road as fast as possible. Anytime.

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Expert Story

Toshi Odawara

Toshi Odawara, VP – UD Trucks Heavy Duty Product Line Management, talks about what makes the Quester the right choice for construction.

“ We constantly develop to go the extra mile on profitability.”

Can you tell us about your role?

“I am responsible for creating a product plan for the Quester and bringing it to markets across the globe. I have been working at UD Trucks for 20 years. 

Overall this role is about capturing our customers’ essential needs. It is important to make sure that the Quester can create profitable business. It’s key for me to constantly visit markets, customers and our dealer network, to get an understanding of real situations and challenges in customers’ lives. Their feedback drives the development of the Quester, the truck they need today.”

What makes the Quester essential for the construction market?

Construction assignments are diverse. The truck has to handle multi tasks and must be simple and robust. It operates in different conditions such as hilly and rough muddy roads to

smooth highways.  Sometimes at slow speeds for a long time or high speeds to minimise trip time. At the same time they need to carry high loads to increase productivity. Quester specifications can operate in these various conditions. The truck has been tested in various markets for long distances, so that we make sure customers will be satisfied with the toughness and robustness. We have also ensured Quester has high ground clearance that can cope in construction and mining.For this, we have prepared a three-piece steel bumper, high mounted brake chamber and hub reduction as an option.

With Quester you get a truck designed to go the extra mile that boasts a real heavyduty cab, chassis and engine, with modern and smart design.”

What are the most important considerations in today’s markets?

“To focus on what customers’ essential needs are, and to provide the kind of truck that can fulfil those needs. Simple and robust, easy to maintain, keeps working, and low downtime. We don’t want customers to suffer with maintenance or downtime due to complex technology or systems, but to keep their asset up and running. We want customers to profit and be successful in their business by investing in our products. For drivers it’s all about ease of driving and a comfortable spacious cabin. The Quester excels on the essentials such as fuel efficiency and uptime. We have developed a wide range of offers and adaptations that ensure our customers get exactly the right truck for the right job. Today we see a solid growth in demand for the Quester. The feedback from our customers makes me really proud to be part of this journey.”

Customer Success Story

  • Firas Sader Al Deen

    "We hope that this partnership keeps growing with our company and projects"

    Firas Sader Al Deen, Transportation Manager.