Review: 2015 Iveco Powerstar 6400 Prime Mover
2015 Iveco Powerstar: The Introduction
Being part of the Trucks Advisor team allows me to get a good look at some of the most exquisite machinery in the industry, including those which I haven’t really gotten a chance to get up close before; such as prime movers. My first time inside the gigantic truck’s cabin happened a few years back and since then, I’ve been around it a few more times, witnessing firsthand how the design of the intimidating and powerful equipment has evolved over the years. In today’s product review, our search for another efficient and profit-inclined truck and utility vehicle brings us back to the constantly evolving prime mover market. Here’s our in-depth look at the: 2015 Iveco Powerstar 6400 Prime Mover.
2015 Iveco Powerstar: Key Features
Reliable engine and power
The 6400 is powered by a 13-litre Cursor engine that’s normally turned down to 450, 500, or 560 horsepower with up to 2200 to 2495 newton metre of torque. In order to offer a better fuel consumption and lower emissions the Cursor range of engines are combined with Selective Catalytic Reduction technology that is based on the AdBlue additive which cleans the exhaust emission and improves vehicle performance by cutting maintenance costs and increasing the life cycle of the engine. In addition, the gearshift is electronically controlled by the transmission to maximise performance and fuel efficiency while also allowing the driver to have an option select gears manually whenever needed.
Ergonomic interior design
The Powerstar 6400 is among the trucks in the Brown and Hurley truck distributor website that showcased one of the most spacious and well-designed cabins. The 2.3 metre cab with a flat floor allows easy access everywhere, while the generously spaced interior makes a ver good workplace, offering good headroom and legroom to operate and relax. On the other hand, the instrument cluster and dashboard boasts of a modern and ergonomic feel which is highlighted by the control and instrument positioning that make everything easily recognizable and accessible.
Excellent exterior makeup
The Powerstar just like all other prime movers owns a very imposing presence. But a step closer and a thorough look at the machine will make you appreciate the work that’s been put on the truck’s exquisite build and external look. Masking the equipment is a premium looking sheet metal that’s been designed to offer a low drag coefficient. Meanwhile, at the back there is a massive vertical exhaust stack which is as an additional indicator of the vehicle’s rugged nature.
Improved safety and comfort
In the tough and demanding prime mover market, the Iveco Powerstar didn’t forget to offer a soft spot for the driver. The truck provides a great set of gears for him and his passenger through the ergonomic and spacious cabin that also includes great air-conditioning and state-of-the-art adjustable seats. The truck’s exterior components have also passed several countrywide and international standards in order to make sure that the truck would make it through and will have an extended life cycle in the demanding Australian working conditions and setups.
2015 Iveco Powerstar: Price
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2015 Iveco Powerstar: The Verdict
The 2015 Iveco Powerstar 6400 Prime Mover offers a pretty impressive 24,500 kg gross vehicle mass (GVM)) and 60,000 kg gross combination mass, numbers that are both above average in its class. The engines are nothing to fret about as well, and are all in fact good options that operators can choose from in order to make the truck a better fit for their business needs. There are a few things that can be improved in the cab, but aside from that, the Powerstar 6400 should be an excellent truck for all those operators who are looking to get and upgrade and get the most out of their investment.