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Freightliner Argosy on show with Cummins X15

Freightliner has presented an Argosy cab-over complete with the latest Cummins X15 engine at the Brisbane Truck Show.

The Cummins X15 is an evolutionary development of the 15-litre ISXe5 and features Advanced Dynamic Efficient Powertrain Technology (ADEPT) – a suite of advanced electronic features capable of delivering fuel economy gains through improved powertrain integration.

ADEPT is for use with Eaton’s 18-speed automated UltraShift Plus transmission and has been tested in Australia since early 2016.

The Cummins X15 engine is now available with the Argosy, in addition to the proven Detroit DD15 unit.

Freightliner is the only truck manufacturer to offer a choice of 15-litre engines from two manufacturers for a heavy hauling B-double truck.

The new X15 engine fitted to the Argosy is available in output ratings ranging from 485hp and 1850lb-ft to 600hp and 1850lb-ft (with an option for 2050lb-ft).

“It’s great to see our Argosy with the new Cummins X15 on our stand in Brisbane,” says Freightliner Director, Stephen Downes

“Freightliner is the only brand that can give customers at the heavy end of the market the opportunity to choose the engine solution that best suits their application,” he says.

“That’s why we are pleased to be able to offer the new Cummins X15 to our loyal Argosy customers in addition to the proven Detroit DD15.”

The Argosy show truck is a mid-roof model with a cavernous 110-inch sleeper cab that incorporates a locally-sourced inner-sprung double mattress.

It also features the Australian-developed soft-touch dashboard that is now standard for all Argosy models, further boosting refinement levels.

The Cummins X15 ADEPT technology utilises load, speed and grade-sensing technology to initiate adjustments to engine power, torque and transmission gear selection to take advantage of vehicle momentum for better fuel economy.

The Argosy X15 is being presented at the Brisbane Truck Show as part of Freightliner’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Other models include a Coronado 122 hauler with dual stack exhausts, as well as the CL112 tool of trade.

May 26, 2017 | Posted in: News



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