Truck Review: Iveco Powerstar 6400

Iveco Powerstar - Truck Finance

With an Australian heritage dating back to 1902, it comes as no surprising that the IVECO Powerstar 6400 is bred to handle local harsh conditions. Formerly International Harvester and International Trucks, IVECO Trucks Australia manufactures the Powerstar range at its Dandendong, Victoria plant.

Rated at 24.5 tonnes as a rigid set up and 60 tonnes with a dog, the Powerstar 6400 is a versatile choice for tipper, 19 m B-double and single trailer applications.

It is available with a choice of power, transmission, wheelbase, fuel tank and exhaust configurations with key features being the lightweight options available and its exceptional fuel economy.

Lightweight Options, Increased Productivity

The lightweight options include alloy hubs and wheels and centrifuge drums which allow more to be packed into each load this saving time and money and increasing efficiency and productivity. Maximise payload without compromising on durability or strength.

The Powerstar 6400 offers a selection of either the Cursor 450, 500 or 560 hp engine power ratings, a fully integrated sleeper or day cab configurations, four wheelbase options as well as eith the 18 speed Roadranger manual transmission or the 12 or 16 speed ZF EuroTronic auto transmission.

In the handling department, the Powerstar 6400 delivers a smooth ride with parabolic springs suspension up front and the Hendrickson air bag suspension in the rear.

Space and Comfort

The high roof and 2300 mm wide cab create a spacious interior and the full 90 degree opening doors allow easy access. Driver considerations include a lounge chair style seat, fully adjustable steering wheel and in a nod to its Australian heritage, amazing sun and glare protection with a full width external sun visor, internal overlapping visors to cover the entire screen width and blinds on the windows. Welcome additions for those early morning and late afternoon runs.

In the highly competitive tipper truck category, the Powerstar 6400 is a real contender and ideal for crane trucks, tipper and dog and single trailer prime mover applications.

Overall, the Powerstar 6400 has the luxury of size and appointments of a European styled cab with all the on-road stability you expect from a conventional truck, designed and built for Australian conditions.

Australian Company

Employing over 600 people throughout its Australian operations, in addition to the Powerstar, IVECO Trucks Australia also manufactutres ACCO and Stralis AS-L and AD/AT models as well as bus chassis and has produced over 230,000 chassis since 1952. An impressive track record for supplying light, medium and heavy vehicles to the demanding road transport industry in Australia.

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