Freightliner’s * New Argosy engines, exclusively for Australia & New Zealand
* Victoria - Named after a medieval merchant vessel, "Argosy" model, can it navigate the shoals of modern trucking?
the Argosy may be less ocean-going, but still aims to uphold that century-old legacy of efficiency and productivity. Still sporting the familiar, tough look it is now only available in Australia and New Zealand, making it somewhat unique in the increasingly globalised world of trucking... To make sure it will have a strong future down under, the US made cab-over truck was updated with an Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) engine package that should be able to handle any Euro VI or equivalent emission criteria once they become a reality in Australia. Freightliner’s SCR engine of choice is the Cummins ISXe5, which is now available alongside the ISX and Signature engines from Cummins and the DD15 from Detroit, all of which use Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology instead... To find out just how well the transformation worked – and assess whether the Freightliner engineers have rectified the few remaining niggles that affected the Argosy’s reputation as a driver-friendly vehicle – we take the future-proofed vessel on a 900km journey along the Hume Highway... The first impression is a positive one...
(Photo: Named after a medieval merchant vessel, Freightliner’s Argosy model is now available with both EGR and SCR engine technology) -- Mulgrave, VIC, Australia - Prime Mover - 9, May 2016
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