Starting from a maximum authorised mass of 6.0t, new Eurocargo is available with a choice of either the MLC day cab or the MLL sleeper cab in truck and tipper chassis. At 7.5t drawbar trucks and tippers become available and at 8.0t the MLD crew cab becomes available. Throughout the range of vehicle masses, all of the wheelbases of the previous Eurocargo model line-up are retained. 4x4 models with maximum permitted masses of 11.5t and 15.0t, both MLC and MLL cabs being available.
New Eurocargo retains the renowned Tector engine range – developed and produced by FPT, Fiat Powertrain Technologies as the Nef programme-, an engine family that has already fully demonstrated its high qualities in terms of performance, fuel consumption and reliability. 4 cylinder 3.9 litre versions have power ratings of 140hp, 160hp and 182hp and 6 cylinder 5.9 litre versions are available at power ratings of 217hp, 251hp, 279hp and 299hp. All versions are available compliant to the Euro 5 tail-pipe exhaust emission standards already compliant with post October 2009 emission legislative requirements. Specific engine variants are available for specific ‘Rescue mission’ in which the torque reduction provision is not applicable. Such ‘Rescue mission’ model variants are available as special orders according to the European Directive 2006/51/EC.
Powerful and reliable; Tector engines have been designed to ensure not only excellent performance but also low running costs in addition to high driving comfort given their exceptional flexibility.
Added to the ZF 5 speed transmission already available with the previous Eurocargo range, new Eurocargo has ZF 6 and 9 speed transmissions, all equipped with the ZF Servoshift assistance system. The ZF 6 speed versions are also available as Eurotronic, a fully automated transmission and clutch operating system. While the clutch operation is always fully automatic on the automated transmission versions, fully automatic gear shifting or manually initiated gear shifting is made according to driver preference. Furthermore, all ZF transmissions use a synthetic oil specification requiring transmission oil renewal only after each 300,000km.
Allison 5 speed fully automatic hydrodynamic transmissions are available across the model range starting from 7.5t models providing an enhanced degree of driver comfort. All models with the Allison S3000 automatic transmissions have a hydraulic retarder optionally available.
An advanced technology braking system for added vehicle safety. All models from 180hp have an engine exhaust brake as standard; for 140hp and 160hp versions this feature is optionally available. Exhaust brake control is effected by the right hand steering column mounted stalk in one of two automatic exhaust brake application modes: either on accelerator pedal release (i.e. overrun) or on service brake pedal application.
6t to 10t models use the air over hydraulic brake application system with full air application starting with 11t models. All 6t to 10t models have new brake discs with larger disc diameters and increased disc thickness allowing more disc wear before disc replacement is necessary. Brake pads too are increased in lining thickness with pad volume increased by a significant 35% guaranteeing improved brake performance with optimised brake servicing costs.
The service brake system includes the Anti Lock Braking (ABS) system and Anti Slip Regulation (ASR) is available providing easier starting from rest on loose or low adhesion surfaces and so reducing tyre wear. Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) is also available on full air braked models providing selective wheel braking to ensure directional control and anti roll-over control are optimised under all driving conditions. Hill-holder is available as an aid to the driver in starting from rest up a gradient. With the device activated, the service brakes are not released for one second to allow time for the driver’s foot to be transferred from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal and so avoiding the vehicle rolling backwards down the gradient.
As an additional safety feature, new Eurocargo features an audible parking brake warning system which operates if the driver’s door is opened without the park brake having been applied.
All new Eurocargo models have parabolic leaf suspension for the front and rear axles . Heavier duty multi-leaf suspension is available for heavier mission applications throughout the model range with increased capacity parabolic leaf suspension available on 15t and 16t models.
Pneumatic rear suspension is available on all 4x2 models with the addition of front axle pneumatic suspension on 8t to 15t models (excluding ‘EL’) models. 6t to14t models use 2 air springs for the pneumatic rear suspension and 15t to 19t models use 4 air springs.