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HHD8 - Heavy Heavy Duty



Astra has always been a synonym for strength, power and reliability. But when the going really gets tough, you need to have a suitable vehicle on hand capable of performing to the utmost in any situation and fit for any application.


The HHD (Heavy Heavy Duty) model, specially designed with "oversized" technical solutions, represents Astra’s response to cope with extreme situations in which normal load and terrain conditions cease to exist and give way to desert dunes, the cold of Siberian winters, and extreme loading conditions.


The flexibility of its features and the endless possibilities to customise it allow the realisation of a perfect setup for any onsite demand anywhere in the world, from logging to the construction sector, from the transportation of heavy loads to the Oil & Gas sector.




The new Astra HHD model makes the very best of the design and main components of the Astra HD8 series and represents the top of the oil sector and heavy transportation in general, since all the research and solutions aim at ensuring reliability and the ability to cope with the most arduous tasks.


Key design features:

6x6 traction with 16 drive configurations available in chassis or tractor version which ensure the right response to power demands and agility.


Big Power and Torque:

Electronically controlled engine in Euro3 (Extraeurope) version, with powers from 480 to 540hp and radiators which allow ATB values up to 50°, suitable for tropical climates. In addition, there is the possibility, according to the gearbox used, to add supplementary radiators for particularly arduous applications.


Vast assortment of gearboxes:

Possibility of kitting out the vehicle with various types of severe-duty gearboxes, according to the mission and performance requested:

- manual

- semi-automatic: Astronic ZF16AS2601OD type

- automatic: Allison HD4700 type with 2 versions of PTO Chelsea according to the application

- hydro-mechanical with WSK converter for particularly arduous tasks



the strongest point of Astra vehicles, with flat parallel sidemembers in high resistance steel, to ensure the vehicle’s stability and make it easy to rig out with any type of equipment. The particular characteristics of these vehicles are therefore the elevated power and the strength of the following specific components:

- Heavy-duty axles, certificated to guarantee loads for a G.V.W. up to 50,000kg (10,000kg on the front and 40,000kg on the rear tandem) at a speed of 70km/h in the chassis version and a G.V.W. up to 250 tons with a vehicle equipped with WSK converter.

- Suspension: front and rear, reinforced parabolic.

- Steering System oversized derived from 4 axles vehicles with emergency steering cylinder.

- 14.00 R20 Tyres twinned at the rear, specially for earth moving, which allow it to maintain a maximum speed of 70km/h. Other tyres available (24.00 R20.5) for trails/sand at reduced speed.


There is also a wide range of options to customise the vehicle according to special need:

- long cabin version with 2 bunks

- right hand drive version for those markets that require it

- tyre inflation system, suitable for desert applications

- Fifth wheel JSK 50 with pivot support for heavier loads

- double 600 litre tanks

- front towing hook

Autumn Star Trading (Pty) Ltd 


270 Roan Crescent,Corporate Park North, Randjesfontein
Johannesburg, Gauteng
South Africa
Tel No: +27-11-314-8357
Fax: 0866-910-583
email: info@astratrucks.co.za 


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