2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 03:49
The versatility of the Iveco EuroCargo truck has become the key to its success: it is distinguished not only by its solid capacity, but also by its maneuverability, ease of control even in small areas and the central streets of the city. At the same time, the characteristics of Iveco Eurocargo for long-distance cargo transportation are pleasantly surprising.
EuroCargo trucks are mainly used for intra-regional and intra-city transportation. Considering that long cars are equipped with a berth, they are often used as vehicles for intercity and interregional transportation, however, in reviews of the Iveco Eurocargo car, drivers note that for such trips they should only be carried out on high-quality roads due to the small truck clearance.
4x2 versions of the truck, used mainly for urban and intra-regional transportation, are more popular. 6x4, 6x2 and 4x4 layouts are considered more rare and exotic. Iveco trucks occupy an intermediate position between the light models of the Iveco Daily and the main IvecoStralis in the company's model line.
The EuroCargo model was first released in 1991 and became the most massive Iveco model: in total, more than 500,000 vehicles were produced during the entire existence of trucks.
The mass of trucks varies from 7 to 18 tons, depending on the specific modification. All versions are conditionally divided into light and heavy groups. Heavier models, in fact, are equipped with significantly more powerful powertrains:
- Trucks weighing from 6 to 10 tons are equipped with engines with a capacity of 130 to 210 horsepower.
- For cars weighing from 11 to 18 tons - engines with a capacity of 210 to 320 horsepower.
The range of powertrains installed on the Iveco Eurocargo includes eight engine options.
EuroCargo trucks are equipped with four- and six-cylinder diesel engines. The first are represented by 3.9-liter engines with a capacity of 130, 150 and 170 horsepower. The group of six-cylinder power units is represented by engines with a volume of 5.88 liters and a capacity of 180, 210, 240, 280 and 320 horsepower.
All engines belong to the Tector series and are equipped with a common rail electronic injection system with bypass valve and turbocharger and comply with all EEV requirements. Economy and fuel consumption reduced by 5% are guaranteed by SCR technology and a specialAdBlue additive.
Tector engines are characterized by ease of maintenance, reliable operation and light weight. The SCR system, unlike the EGR exhaust gas recirculation system, does not return the exhaust gas back to the combustion chamber, which is noted as an undoubted advantage in reviews of Iveco Eurocargo. The characteristics of Tector motors make them one of the best in their class for the following reasons:
- Optimal displacement/torque ratio.
- High-efficiency engine performance, smooth running and infrequent gear shifts are guaranteed to achieve maximum torque at low revs and maintain it over a wide range.
- Minimum maintenance and operation costs: engine oil needs to be changed every 80,000 kilometers, transmission oil every 300,000.
- A huge advantage for a city truck, noted by the owners of Iveco Eurocargo in the reviews, is silent operation.
The basic modification of Iveco trucks is equipped with a 115-liter fuel tank. An additional option involves increasing the volume of the tank up to 200 liters.
Iveco Eurocargo trucks are equipped with five different types of transmissions:
- Five-, six- and nine-speed ZF manual transmissions.
- Six-speed Eurotronic-6 robotic transmission with steering-mountedcolumn shifter.
- Allison five-speed automatic transmission.
Chassis and brakes
The EuroCargo structure is based on a high-alloy steel chassis with a flat plane that allows mounting bodies of various lengths - from 4,135 to 10,550 meters.
Front and rear Iveco trucks are equipped with multi-leaf or parabolic springs, rear - pneumatic rear suspension. A choice of ECAS electronically controlled air suspension allows manual adjustment of the loading height of the frame.
The brake system of trucks is fully ventilated, hydraulically actuated with a vacuum booster. The optional engine brake significantly improves overall safety. Heavy modifications of EuroCargo are equipped with pneumatic brakes.
Reviews from the owners of "Iveco Eurocargo"
The decisive factor in favor of buying Iveco EuroCargo for many motorists is the affordable cost of trucks: unlike their European counterparts - Mercedes, Man and others - they are much cheaper.
All owners of Iveco Eurocargo in their reviews note a high level of comfort when working "on board": for example, the truck cab is equipped with single seats borrowed from the Iveco Stralls main tractor.
Benefits include a high seating position, good sound isolation and excellent visibility provided bywide windows and six exterior mirrors. Parking is greatly facilitated by a small window located in the right door.
Ease and ease of operation is another plus for which the owners of Iveco Eurocargo are very flattering about the trucks in the reviews. The presence of a hydraulic booster facilitates the rotation of the steering wheel and makes it smoother. Despite the rather large dimensions, Iveco cars are very maneuverable even in city streets. The driver's seat is equipped with a wide range of adjustments and reduces the load on the lumbar during long trips. Separately, it is worth noting good head optics and fog lights.
The car is very economical not only in terms of fuel consumption, but also in terms of maintenance and operation: in the combined cycle, the truck consumes 16-18 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers. Many models are equipped with GPS-navigators with fuel level sensors and walkie-talkies for communication.
The owners of "Iveco Eurocargo" in the reviews note the confident behavior of the truck during long-haul trips and especially on the highways. Acceleration dynamics and high-speed threshold are in many ways reminiscent of passenger cars with the only exception - dimensions. Driving speed of 100 km/h is maintained at 2000 rpm regardless of the Iveco EuroCargo load.
Against the background of the advantages of the truck, its disadvantages are somewhat lost. One of the most controversial points in the reviews of the owners of Iveco Eurocargo is a small ground clearance, which is not very convenient for traveling in Russianroads. The dashboard is trimmed with cheap plastic, it would be desirable to increase the cross-section of wires, since they are easily frayed on cambric, the gears, according to some owners, are too short. Of course, you should not overload the car - you should adhere to the values \u200b\u200bspecified in the technical passport. Spare parts are difficult to find on the Russian market, so they have to be ordered and wait quite a long time.
Despite the presence of some controversial points, the experience of real operation and feedback from the owners of Iveco Eurocargo confirm the good reputation of the car as one of the best universal medium-duty trucks in the world, suitable for operation in any conditions and performing various, sometimes very specific, tasks.
Prices for Iveco EuroCargo
Official Russian dealers offer Iveco trucks for at least 4 million rubles. Since the LEuroCargo model is one of the most popular and widespread, it can also be purchased at the secondary car market. Versions of cars of the 90s of release will cost 250-700 thousand rubles, for models of the 2000s you will have to pay up to 1.7 million rubles. Cars produced in 2010 are considered the most expensive: their prices vary from 1.5 to 3 million rubles, depending on the configuration, technical condition and appearance. Before buying, it is advisable to inspect the Iveco Eurocargo from the photo and be sure - on the spot, ideally - together with a trusted mechanic who can determine the real condition of the car.
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