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IVECO Trucks has just introduced the new Powerstar 6400 which is supplied with the Cursor 13 engine, producing up to (500Hp) and putting nearly 2300 Nm of torque to the ground. The Eaton Roadranger transmission provides comfortable low-speed driving and reverse manoeuvring essential for operating around mine sites and un-surfaced roads. High torque values over a wide range of engine speeds means fewer gear changes resulting in better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The positioning of engine and drivetrain components is designed to not impede on body building or chassis equipment mounting activities.

With a tare weight of less than 7500kg, the Powerstar 6400 offers maximum payload capacity with superior efficiency. The 6400 has a Gross Vehicle Mass of nearly 25 tonnes and a Gross Combination Mass of up to 58 tonnes. There is also the choice of four wheelbase configurations and three cab configurations which can be used to mount a wide variety of equipment including the latest side- and end-opening tipper bodies.

The Cursor 13 engines use a four valve per cylinder, overhead camshaft layout with unit pump injectors and a Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT).The automotive industry standard CAN-BUS wiring system enables full electronic data exchange between engine, transmission and other equipment, to boost reliability and output.

In the late 1990s, the European Union implemented the Euro 5 emission limits for trucks and buses to control the levels of carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides, particulates and hydrocarbons in tail-pipe exhaust. These came into effect by law in Europe in 2008. The equivalent limits were adopted in Australia under the Australian Design Rule ADR 80/03 in 2011. The voluntary emissions standard beyond Euro 5 was initially introduced as the Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicles (EEV) standard. IVECO is well placed to adapt its vehicle designs to meet the continually evolving engine emission standards through its association with engine and transmission specialist Fiat Powertrain Technologies Industrial (FPT).

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