National Heavy Haulage reviews the Freightliner Argosy

National Heavy Haulage reviews the Freightliner Argosy

As our loyal truckie readers probably know, here at National Heavy Haulage we're pretty keen on Kenworth Trucks. As a matter of fact, we love these boys so much that we don't get behind the wheel of any other brand. That being said, we recognise there are other heavy transport brands out there, which is why we thought we'd take a look at a Kenworth rival: the Freightliner Argosy. It's been through quite a few improvements over recent years, so let's take a close look at them in our Freightliner Argosy review.

A serious dose of power

One of the things we like about the Argosy is that you get a choice of engines and they all pack a serious punch. The first is the Detroit Diesel DD15, which delivers 560hp (418kW) and 1,850lb-ft of torque. The others are from Cummins: the ISX and the Signature, which give you 600hp (448kW) and 1,850/2,050lb-ft. So we have to say that the Argosy's ability to cope with a seriously huge load is a winner. It should be able to satisfy the demands of most Australian logistics companies. Also, it's altogether much quieter than it used to be.

Made to handle a variety of scenarios

You can buy a Freightliner Argosy to suit your needs. First up, you have a choice of 6 x 4 and 8 x 4. Secondly, the sleeper cabs come in a number of sizes, including 90 inch, 101 inch and 100 inch, which are all classed as mid-roof. There's also a raised roof option, which measures 110 inches. Size doesn't have to be a restriction at all.

The comfort factor

When you're out on the road for hours or days at a time, it pays to in a truck that you find comfortable. We know, because we're one of the leading Australian logistics companies. The Argosy’s cab is incredibly spacious with a ‘stand up’ driver friendly living area with up to 6’7” of headroom. It comes with ample internal storage, flat floor throughout and swing out driver’s side staircase. We're also a fan of the seats, which feature air suspension, the lowline instrument panel and the adjustable steering column.

What we think: National Heavy Haulage reviews

As a new truck, there’s always the question of longevity and durability, especially when considering Australia’s rough outback conditions. What’s really exciting is learning how truck manufacturers like Freightliner are driving innovation in design.

For the moment though our reliable and modern fleet of Kenworth trucks are perfectly matched to deliver your heavy transport needs, no matter how oversized or overweight your load. Contact National Heavy Haulage today to speak to our experienced team.


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