Unfortunately only photo I can get of the 15 litre 600hp Cummins powered Powerstar Road Train. Current conventional Powerstar next to it.
Current COE Stralis 550hp IVECO Powered Road train.
Is the iveco engine a straight or V-8 engine?
2001 35 ft avalon alpenlite RK
2005 3500 2wd duramax CC dually
trailair center point suspension
JT Strong Arm Stabilizers
KSH 55 inbed fuel tank
Induction Overhaul Kit
TST tire monitors
I enjoy your "strange looking truck" photos but you might explain, SHOW what a "road train" really is down under to some folks who have never seen one.
Ahh I can't wait for the time change, here goes.
Basically a multi trailer rig that takes the place of trains in the more deserted areas of Australia. Road Trains are up to 220tonnes (464,000lbs )in weight. They mostly run on Dirt Roads. The Prime Movers (Tractors) that pull them are very much beefed up versions of "US Style" and European Trucks. Power varies from 550hp to 730hp(latest Volvo) torque 2,500lbs. You are now seeing some Japanese Trucks pulling shorter trailers on Australia's East Coast. As well as Road Trains , B Doubles are very common on normal roads, they are now upgrading to B triples maximum weight 120 Tonnes.
An average Road Train Volvo COE
A B Triple.
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That`s great for Europe.......but by the time the feds here get done americanizing it, it will not be worth the diesel you`de put in it!
Why is it the U.S. tries hard to lower our emmisions, but other countries still grossly pollute?
This is exactly what I was thinking. Once they get done putting a DPF EGR and God knows what else, it wouldn't be any better than the Cummins. I would venture to say that Cummins is still better anyway. I don't know anything about the Fiat engine but I've owned Cummins powered trucks since 1996 and I have RARELY had any issues with the trucks, and ZERO issues with the engines, including my 6.7L