The Iveco Stralis will soon come with a Euro 6 compliant Cursor engine and when it does land operators can be reassured the powerplant has been put to the test.
Iveco Australia tell us they’re putting hundreds of thousands of local kilometres on the more efficient and cleaner running Cursor 13 engine in two 6×4 prime movers on the job with Redstar Transport.
Overseas, the Euro 6-compliant Cursor engine has been found to deliver significant real-world fuel efficiency gains of up to 11.2%.
Redstar is using the vehicles on interstate routes, mostly Melbourne – Adelaide return, hauling glass in single trailer applications grossing approximately 40 tonnes.
Each truck will cover a minimum of 300,000 kilometres.
Redstar Logistics Director Frank Zagami telling heavyvehicles.com.au that it’s a case of so far so good for the Stralis trucks.
“The trucks have integrated well into the existing fleet and are returning good fuel efficiency figures,”
“The drivers have commented positively on these Stralis models.
“They’re saying there’s plenty of power in the engine for the application they’re working in.”
Euro6 compliant Stralis AT and AS-L models will be produced at Iveco’s Melbourne manufacturing facility.
We will bring you further details on the new Euro 6 Stralis as additional details come to hand.
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