ARGOSY.
FEATURES & BENEFITS.

 
 

The New Generation Freightliner Argosy is the only COE truck in Australia that gives you the complete package. The choice of either Detroit Diesel DD15 or Cummins ISX and Signature power plants, a massive 1,650 square inches of cooling to deliver more capacity and efficiency, eRail technology which increases the durability by cleverly keeping electrical harnesses away from critical engine components, the safety of swing-out steps and the comfort of a truly spacious cabin which ensures you can stay more productive for longer.
 

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  • A flat floor and dash mounted gearlever allow for easy walk-through

  • Spacious cabin design for driver comfort, behind the wheel or when you’ve pulled over for rest.

  • Aerodynamic mirrors that are electronically adjustable and heated with spotter mirrors

  • Electric windows and door locks.

  • External locker-boxes with internal access.

  • New optional robust square fuel tank design.

  • Aero kit – easily removable (mid roof only).

  • Ample internal storage.

  • Split windscreen – for reduced replacement costs.

  • Uncompromised view with curved 24 degree aerodynamic windscreen.

  • Adjustable steering column with telescopic and tilt capacity.

  • Ergonomic dash – lowline instrument panel for improved visibility.

  • SmartShift™ fingertip control over Eaton UltraShift transmissions.

  • Enhanced design chrome grille.

  • Customised factory paint options.

  • Cruise control and traction control.

  •  Available in 6x4 and 8x4 configurations.

Offering the best from North America’s best engine manufacturers, Freightliner’s New Generation Argosy has power you can trust. With a choice between Detroit Diesel’s ground-breaking DD15 or Cummins ISX and Signature power plants. With up to 600hp and 2050 lb-ft of torque on offer, and all of it ADR80/03 compliant, there’s barely a load the Argosy won’t handle with ease. It’s got your back.

You'll get:

  • Option of Detroit Diesel DD15 engine with up to 560hp (418kW), 1,850 lb-ft or Cummins ISX and Signature Engines with up to 600 hp, (448kW), 1,850/2,050 lb-ft.
  • Detroit Diesel’s DD15 market leading warranty – “Extended Warranty Agreement” (EW2) provides operators with peace of mind: 5 years*/1,000,000 kilometres*/500,000 litres fuel burn*/15,000hours*.
  • Smoother, quieter engine with integrated Jacobs Engine Brake means lower emissions, lower noise 
  • and reduced vibration with the Detroit DD15.
  • Available with Eaton Manual, or UltraShift with SmartShiftTM paddle.

           *Whichever comes first.

 

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Configuration

  • Prime Mover Package:
    Fifth wheel mounting angles
    Air lines and electrics to BOC
  • Truck and Trailer Package:
    ir lines to end of frame and electrics to BOC

Cabins / Sleepers

  • Argosy, 6x4 and 8x4
    Cab
    • 90” Mid roof sleeper cab
    • 101” Mid roof sleeper cab
    • 110” Mid roof sleeper cab
    • 110” Raised roof sleeper cab

      8x4 only available with 90” Cab

Engine

  • Detroit Diesel DD15. Upgradeable to 560 hp with no engine hardware change
    • 500 hp (373 kW), 1,850 lb-ft
    • 530 hp (395 kW), 1,850 lb-ft
    • 560 hp (418 kW), 1,850 lb-ft
  • Cummins ISX/Signature
    Upgradeable to 600 hp with no engine hardware change
    • 485 hp (362 kW), 1,850 lb-ft
    • 500 hp (373 kW), 1,850 lb-ft
    • 25 hp (392 kW), 1,850 lb-ft
    • 550 hp (410 kW), 1,850 lb-ft
    • 600 hp (448 kW), 1,850 lb-ft or 2,050 lb-ft
  • Exhaust, Vertical After Treatment Device (ATD) and vertical outlet
  • 1,650 in2 (10,645 cm2) single aluminum radiator
  • Horton 2 speed DriveMaster Polar Extreme fan clutch
  • Donaldson air filter with optional inline separator

Electrical

  • Alternator, 12 volt Leece-Neville, 185 Amp brushless
  • Battery box location is mounted centrally above the rails under the gantry
  • 4 x 12 Volt AGM batteries

Clutch

  • Eaton 15 ½” twin ceramic disc clutch
    • Advantage manual adjusting
    • Advantage self adjusting
  • Aluminum clutch housing

Transmission

  • To suit engine and GCMs
    • Eaton Manual
    • Eaton AutoShift with SmartShift™ paddle
    • Eaton UltraShift with SmartShift™ paddle

Front Axle / Suspension / Steering

  • Packages
    • 6.5 tonne - Meritor, MFS16 axle with 16K parabolic taper leaf springs (capacity 7,258 kg), high capacity wheel bearings and TRW TAS-85 power steering box (capacity 7,350 kg)
    • 6.35 tonne - Meritor, FG941 axle with 16K parabolic taper leaf springs (capacity 7,258 kg) high capacity wheel bearings and TRW THP60 power steering box (capacity 6,350 kg)
    • 12 tonne - Meritor, Dual FG941 axle with 14.6K parabolic taper leaf springs (capacity 2 x 6,624kg) and TRW TAS65 and RCH65 power steering box

Rear Axle

  • Meritor, Max. GCM ^
    • RT46-160GP, 106 tonne
    • RT50-160GP, 130 tonne
    • RT52-185GP, 140 tonne
  • Driver Controlled Differential Locks, both rear axles (DCDL)
    Meritor Steelite X30 brake drums
  • ConMet Pre-Set aluminum rear hubs

Rear Suspension

  • Suspension, Max. GCM ^
    • Freightliner AirLiner™ 46K, Air Bag, 106 tonne
    • Hendrickson PRIMAAX™ EX 460, Air Bag, 140 tonne
    • Freightliner TufTrac™ 46K, 6 rod/steel spring, 140 tonne
    • Neway AD-246, Air Bag, 140 tonne
  • Dual leveling valves

Driveline

  • Meritor RPL 25SD with RPL20 inter axle Drive Shafts

Breaks

  • Brakes
    • Meritor S Cam brakes with auto slack adjusters
    • Bendix disc brake
  • Traction Control
  • Wabco ABS anti-lock brake

Chassis

  • Frame section
    • 8.7 x 88.9 x 258.8 mm
    • 8.7 x 88.9 x 277.8 mm
    • 11.1 x 93.7 x 282.6 mm
  • Frame insert
    • 6.35 mm C-channel partial or full length insert
  • End of frame
    • Prime movers are tapered with 1,425 mm rear overhang
    • Trucks straight with 1,650 mm rear overhang
  • Wheelbases available up to 7.0 metres
  • Yield strength 870 MPa with Huckspin frame fasteners
  • Tow hooks
  • 87 dB to 112 dB self adjusting reverse alarm

FUPD – ADR84/00 Compliant

  • Front Underrun Protection Device (FUPD)

Fuel Tanks

  • Tanks - 25” or 28.5” diameter and square,
    • Fuel tanks from 340 litres
    • Hydraulic oil tanks / split hydraulic - fuel tanks

Tyres

  • Steer
    • Michelin XZE2+ 295/80R22.5
    • Michelin XZA2 Energy 315/80R22.5
  • Drive
    • Michelin XDE2+ 11R22.5
    • Michelin XDE M/S 11R22.5

Wheels

  • Steer and Drive
    • 8.25” x 22.5” Alcoa disc, 10 stud 285 mm PCD
    • 9.00” x 22.5” Alcoa disc, 10 stud  285 mm PCD (steer only)
    • 8.25” x 22.5” Alcoa Dura-Bright disc, 10 stud 285 mm PCD

Cab Features - Interior

  • Flat floor throughout cab and sleeper area
  • Air adjustable tilt and telescopic steering column
  • 455 mm VIP chrome and leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Sleeper cab privacy curtains for all windows
  • Burl woodgrain with bright finish instrument bezels
  • Cruise control
  • Radio preparation kit
  • Dual air conditioning
  • Interior sleeper trim
    • Cloth
    • Studded vinyl
  • Seats
    • EzyRider® II high back air-suspension driver and passenger seat with lumbar support, seat cushion tilt/length control
    • EzyRider® II high back fixed passenger seat with toolbox storage

Instruments

  • ICU4M Driver Message Centre (DMC) with 2x20 display, keypad and ivory face gauges
  • Low air pressure warning light and buzzer
  • Primary / secondary brake circuit air pressure gauges
  • Tandem rear axle temperature gauges
  • Engine coolant temperature gauge 
  • Engine oil temperature and pressure gauges
  • Transmission oil temperature gauge
  • Voltmeter
  • Analogue clock
  • Two extra switches with wiring to back of cabin

Cab Features - Exterior

  • Lightweight aluminum construction cab with Henrob self piercing rivets, which exceeds stringent European ECE-R29 crashworthiness standard
  • Two piece curved sloped at an optimal angle of 24o
  • Electric wipers with delay & 8 litre windshield washer reservoir
  • Aerodynamic bright mirrors are electronically adjustable and heated with spotter mirrors and passenger down-view mirror
  • Dual air horns
  • Electric windows and door locks
  • AM/FM/WB/CB antenna - dual mirror mounted
  • Spotlights over LH&RH doors
  • Aerodynamic equipment to suit all applications
  • Swing Out Staircase
    • Right Hand Side only
    • Right and Left Hand Sides

Paints

  • Customer options available
    • Note:- Special colours require additional lead time.

GVM / GCM

  • 6 x 4 = GVM (kg) 24,000 / Standard GCM (kg) 80,000 (B-Double) / 90,000 (R-Train)
  • 8 x 4 = GVM (kg) 31,740 / Standard GCM (kg) 80,000 (B-Double) / 90,000 (R-Train)

^ GVM / GCM ratings are for standard equipment only in on-highway operation. GVM / GCM ratings may vary depending on individual vehicle specifications. Offhighway operations and higher GCMs are available with approved Daimler Trucks Technical Application Data (TAD) form. Tareweight

  • Rear (kg) = 3,486
  • Total (kg) = 8,317
  • WB, 6 x 4 (mm) = 4,200
  • Front (kg) = 4,831

Tare weight is for the standard vehicle and includes all fluids, less fuel, less driver and passenger. Tare weights are calculated and subject to variation. For further details regarding the weight options please discuss with your authorised Freightliner Dealer. Dimensions

  • Cab type, 6 x 4 = 90" sleeper / BBC (mm) = 2,274 / OA Cab Height Unladen (mm)* = 3,508
  • Cab type, 6 x 4 = 101" sleeper / BBC (mm) = 2,573 / OA Cab Height Unladen (mm)* = 3,508
  • Cab type, 6 x 4 = 110" sleeper / BBC (mm) = 2,822 / OA Cab Height Unladen (mm)* = 3,508
  • Cab type, 6 x 4 = 110" RR sleeper / BBC (mm) = 2,822 / OA Cab Height Unladen (mm)* = 4,150

* For 277.8 mm rail, 11R22.5 tyres and Freightliner AirLiner 46K, excludes aerodynamic equipment

  • Cab type, 6 x 4 FOH 1,034 mm = 90" sleeper / WB (mm) = 3,950 / OA Length (mm) = 6,409
  • Cab type, 6 x 4 FOH 1,034 mm = 101" sleeper / WB (mm) = 4,200 / OA Length (mm) = 6,659
  • Cab type, 6 x 4 FOH 1,034 mm = 110" sleeper / WB (mm) = 4,400 / OA Length (mm) = 6,859
  • Cab type, 6 x 4 FOH 1,034 mm = 110" RR sleeper / WB (mm) = 4,400 / OA Length (mm) = 6,859

* FOH = Front Over Hang, bumper to front axle.

It’s arguably the roomiest, most comfortable and safest cabin on the road. Any road. For a driver, the New Generation Argosy has it all – from the legendary swing out steps, to a completely flat floor and up to 6’7” of headroom. Add to that the EzyRider® II air suspended seats, fully adjustable steering column, an ergonomic dash and up to 51” wide bunks, and you can understand why it’s been called the world’s most comfortable workplace. It’s got your back.
 

  • Ergonomic dash – lowline instrument panel for improved visibility.
  • Burl wood grain with bright finish instrument bezels, ivory gauges.
  • SmartShift™ fingertip control over Eaton UltraShift.
  • Electric windows and door locks.
  • Cruise Control.
  • Adjustable steering column with telescopic and tilt capacity.
  • Sleeper cab privacy curtains.
  • Spacious ‘stand up’ driver friendly living area with up to 6’7” of headroom for easy cabin movement.
  • Ample internal storage.
  • Large bunk and sleeping area.
  • Range of bunks up to 51" wide with twin bunk in raised roof option.
  • Flat floor throughout cab.
  • Swing out driver’s side staircase with optional passenger’s side staircase for safe cabin access.
  • Cabin’s ranging from a 90” mid-roof sleeper to 110” raised roof sleeper.