Review: 2010 Iveco Powerstar 6400
Thomas Lee Harris
Iveco Powerstar 6400: The introduction
Pondering of starting your own trucking company? Well, brace yourself because it is not for the light-hearted and it can be daunting as well as stressful task. On one hand, investing in the mentioned trade can be financially fruitful, especially during the peak season; on the other hand, disgruntled drivers, broken trucks, fluctuating petrol prices may take its toll on you and your personal life. See? There’s no shortage of negativity on this particular money-making endeavour. But if you’re is set on establishing your own trucking biz, then you need to make sure that all bases are covered before pushing through with your plan. A good place to start is to make sure that you have access to the right equipment which can be purchased at dealers like Brown and Hurley. First thing’s first, though, you should take a look at the Iveco Powerstar 6400.
Iveco Powerstar 6400: Key features
Powerful, reliable, and fuel efficient engine
The Powerstar 6400 is available with either Euro 5 Cummins ISX or Euro 5 Cursor that offer three power ratings which include 450hp, 500hp or 560hp versions. To achieve maximum performances, the Cummins ISX engine utilises a variable geometry turbocharger and Iveco’s EuroTronic II automated constant mesh 16-speed form transmission guide. The transmission system electronically manages the gear shifts in such a way that optimised performance as well as fuel economy are achieved along the way. On top of these, the mentioned truck is packed with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology that also improves fuel economy and at the same time reduce emissions.
Outstanding cab configuration
The Powerstar 6400 is arguably the truck that comes with the most outstanding cab configuration that is specifically built for vigorous tasks. There are also cup as well as bottle holders that allow you to drink your favorite drink while your on the go, power outlets for your power duties, electronically adjustable spotters, well placed mirror shrouds, UHF and stereo, and more. This piece of equipment is available at low-roof Active Time sleeper cab, medium-roof Active sleeper cab, and 6×4 single cab Active Day Cab. To add, the vehicle’s ISRI driver’s suspension is probably the most comfortable in its class and for this reason, achieving a relaxing drive and exceptional driving position can be easily achieved. Lastly, it can be fitted with a number of controls which can make your long trips easier.
At first glance, the Iveco Powerstar is pretty imposing, thanks to its bold design that is combined with eye-catching attractive sheet metal which is designed to look good and at the same time offer low drag coefficient. The long nose is also dominated with an impressive radiator grille which comes with the brand’s logo in its center. For additional ventilation, the bonnet is packed with two additional side air intakes which adds a sense of functionality as well as a touch of dynamism. In an effort to boost its rugged character, Iveco designers added front line clusters and basic rectangular design. This also improves the vehicle’s aerodynamic capabilities.
Iveco Powerstar 6400: Price
Used: $72,273.00 AUD
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Iveco Powerstar 6400: The verdict
Ergonomically good, great engine and transmission combo, and outstanding cab combo. These are only some of the things that make the Iveco Powerstar 6400 a good investment if you’re dead serious in making your trucking business work. Aside from the mentioned advantages, for sure, you won’t complain about this “bad boy’s” engine because it fairly strong and is specifically designed to handle huge payloads. Overall, the ride is stable and maneuverability is arguably the best in the business and for sure long drives and steep turns won’t be serious issues. In the end, you won’t regret going for the Iveco Powerstar 6400.