Review: 2004 Freightliner Argosy Prime Mover Truck
Freightliner Argosy: The introduction
Driving a prime mover truck can be one of the most daunting tasks that you can undertake, especially if you are in the trucking industry. To begin with, these vehicles are already heavy duty. More so once you attach your trailers plus the cargo inside. So you should definitely undergo training to be able to accomplish this job. But if you are already an experienced one, then there should be no problem in driving this monstrous truck, regardless of the challenging conditions that we have here. But since this task is such a taxing one, you should equip your business with a prime mover that can at least alleviate stress and fatigue. The Freightliner Argosy guarantees just that. Let me share my review of this truck to you.
Freightliner Argosy: Key features
As with all my truck reviews, I will begin with the engine. You’re sure to enjoy unparalleled performance with the Argosy because of its Caterpillar diesel engine. It can actually deliver a maximum power of up to 550hp at 2,00rpm, as well as a torque of 1,850lb-ft at 1,600 rpm. You can even upgrade that to 600hp is you want to have more power. In addition to that power, this engine also boasts of its eco-friendly feature which allows it to comply to the emission standards. With this backing up your Freightliner, there should be no problem with any of your operations.
In order to increase productivity, you must also increase concentration and focus. And in order to do that, your drivers should experience a sufficient amount of comfort. Well, you won’t have to worry about that since you’re in good hands with Argosy. This truck features arguably the most comfortable cabin on the road. The Argosy prime mover promotes relaxation with the EzyRider II air suspended seats, plus the ergonomic dash, and the adjustable steering column. It also showcases a completely flat floor, as well as a very wide headroom.
Another integration is the SmartShift fingertip control over Eaton UltraShift. Aside from that, it has Cruise Control and ample internal storage as well. Lastly, there’s a large bunk and a spacious sleeping area. So it won’t matter if you’re transporting cargo across the country. With all of these features, you’re sure to be comfortable every single drive.
Freightliner incorporated other standard features in the Argosy. These include the air conditioning, the air bags, radio, and bull bar. Furthermore, it showcases a dash-mounted gear lever for easy walk-through. Additionally, there are electric windows and aerodynamic mirrors. Your driver will also have an unobstructed view of the road ahead with the curved 24-degree aerodynamic windscreen. When it comes to the instruments, there is a ICU4M Driver Message Centre (DMC) with 2×20 display, keypad and ivory face gauges, along with other standard controls.
Freightliner Argosy: Price
Used: $40,000 AUD ($44,000 GST Inclusive) – Glenn Lynch
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Freightliner Argosy: The verdict
As with all Freightliner prime mover models, the Argosy promotes efficiency in terms of fuel consumption. It incorporates a powerful engine that will no doubt take you to where you need to go. Whether you’re experiencing tough environmental conditions, you’re sure to power through with the Caterpillar diesel engine of the Argosy. But aside from the engine, the comfort given is also unsurpassed. So if you want your uptime to increase, then you better opt for this truck. Now since it not the latest model, it does cost lower than others on the market. In other words, you’ll certainly get the same performance at a very low price. So be sure to contact your local dealer about the Argosy truck today.