Return of the Iveco Powerstar 7800

An example of the latest version of the Iveco Powerstar 7800 was on display at the recent ALRTA/LBCA conference in Newcastle. Designed and built in Australia for road train work up to a Gross Combination Mass of 140 tonnes, the unit on display will be delivered to Mt Gambier based operator Raymond Scott.

A second Powerstar 7800 is currently being prepared for display at the Brisbane Truck Show in May and it and all subsequent production units will feature the upgraded dash from the Iveco Stralis.

The driveline consists of the proven Cummins 15 litre ISX rated at 550 horsepower and 2508 Newton metres of torque coupled to an 18 speed Eaton Roadranger transmission. Diffs are Meritor RT52-185 mounted on IVECO’s own cantilever suspension. Future production models will have the additional Cummins engine options of a 600 horsepower rated ISX or the 600 horsepower ISX Signature. 

The front axle is a 7.3 tonne Meritor, mounted on multi-leaf springs and damped by double action shock absorbers. The cab features an integrated 56 inch sleeper cab and air suspension and standard fuel capacity is 1800 litres via four 450 litre round tanks. 

Reportedly, iveco expect to build at least thirty of the Powerstar 7800’s this year.

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