Eurocargo 4x4 Chassis & Suspension

Frames and suspensions of the Eurocargo 4x4.

Eurocargo adopts a strong high tensile steel chassis which is completely flat and free from obstructions and allows body lengths from 4,135 up to 6,000 mm.

The highly flexible galvanised steel cab - resistant to knocks, wear and tear and corrosion - makes the cab of the Eurocargo not only highly reliable structurally, but also a safe and protected environment for the driver and passengers. The Eurocargo 4x4 suspension is heavy duty multileaf, designed to take anything that extreme operating conditions can throw at it.

Eurocargo 4x4 Benefits

A truck born for off road.

With EUROCARGO 4X4, strength knows no limits. Designed for the most demanding off-road work, EUROCARGO 4x4 incorporates a specific series of solutions for protecting its structure: steel bumpers, retractable access steps and a specific radiator guard. 

Available with a short or long cab with low roof, it has a gross vehicle weight of 11.5 or 15 tonnes and a range of wheelbases measuring from 3,240 to 4,150 mm. EUROCARGO 4x4 utilises a 6-cylinder Tector engine in 240 HP. The ZF six-speed manual gearboxes are fitted with a servoshift system for easy gear-changing even in the most demanding work conditions.

Permanent four-wheel drive is provided by a longitudinal differential, which distributes torque between the front and rear axles. What’s more, you can select a fast or slow distributor ratio, according to conditions (on / off road). All the differentials are equipped with a manually operated locking system to ensure traction even in especially adverse , low-grip conditions. EUROCARGO 4x4 is fitted with a double-reduction rear axle and is available in versions with single or twin wheels. Braking comes courtesy of simplex drum brakes on the rear axle and duplex drums up front, while you can specify either parabolic or semi-elliptical leaf spring suspension.

EUROCARGO 4x4 is at home anywhere. The outstandingly low emissions of the engines and the excellent steering angle (from 40° to 48° depending on tyres) enable you to use it on urban construction sites too.

Eurocargo 4x4 History

The history of the Eurocargo truck.

The Eurocargo has won more awards than any other truck in the history of middleweight goods transport and over the years it has become the benchmark in Europe within its category.

The Eurocargo is the worthy heir of a series of models which have made history in the segment.

Some preceded the founding of Iveco:

First the OM Lupetto, which in the 60's, carried goods in Italy that was still agricultural but was then launched on the road to industrialisation and modernity.

In fact, the Lupetto, launched in 1959, marked the entrance of Italy into the economic boom. In 1977 the Lupetto passed the baton to the Iveco Zeta range.

An extremely innovative project for those times, the Zeta was able to satisfy all of the mid-light transport needs from 2500 to 6500 kg. ?

The fundamental step for the evolution of this segment took place with the introduction in 1987 of the turbo engine: in fact, the launch advertising slogan was: “TurboZeta. The best, improved”.

Just a few years later the Eurocargo arrived: it was 1991, and the new vehicle represented a true revolution.

Quality and great component standardisation made more than 500 versions possible, able to meet the needs of any transport mission.

In 1992 Eurocargo won the Truck of the Year award, chronologically the first of numerous trade press awards. After the restyling in 2003 and the launch of the new Euro 4/5 engines in 2006, the Eurocargo was re-introduced in 2008 in its current form with a completely refreshed cab range and a design in line with the new Iveco family feeling.

Eurocargo 4x4 Comfort

The Comfort of the Eurocargo 4x4.

Eurocargo 4x4 presents a choice of cabs, characterised by easy accessibility thanks to the 2 steps, illuminated with spot lights.

Anyone who climbs into the cab wants to have everything under control and wants to feel that the vehicle was designed for his or her needs. In order to improve functionality, Eurocargo adopts solutions which make cross cab access easier:

  • dash mounted gearlever
  • low engine tunnel
  • and a conveniently positioned park brake control

The driving area is newly designed: 470 mm steering wheel, adjustable steering column, dash with built in sat-nav (available as an option), central instrument cluster and central module. The ergonomic driving position also permits easy access to accessory controls.

The dash places everything within easy reach of the driver, who never has to take his attention off the road.

The optional air conditioning/heating system makes it possible to achieve the desired temperature in just a few seconds as well as optimum air distribution. The quality of finish and materials give the Eurocargo 4x4 cab a touch of elegant, yet robust, functionality, and the excellent soundproofing makes it an ideal work environment.

The ideal cab size

2 different types of cabs are available on the Eurocargo 4x4:?

  • Day - For short to mid range missions.
  • Sleeper - For longer range missions and situations, when a large internal volume for maximum comfort and convenience is required, Quality of life on board is extremely high: Eurocargo 4x4 is equipped with easy clean comfortable seats covered in vinyl.

For the sleeper cab versions, Eurocargo 4x4 offers bunks that are designed for maximum comfort.

Eurocargo 4x4 Power Train

Versatility and low consumption.

Thanks to the Tector Common Rail turbocharged engines with waste-gates, the Eurocargo boasts the lowest fuel consumption in its category.

Eurocargo 4x4 Tector 6 cylinder engines.

240 HP (810 Nm of torque from 1,250 to 2,100 revs)

The Eurocargo 4x4 waste-gate valve optimises torque and fuel consumption

The turbocharger, controlled by the waste-gate valve, limits pressure even at low rpm, optimising torque and fuel consumption..

The limitation of pressure is essential for mechanical protection of the engine and the turbo. The waste-gate system permits turbo boost pressure to be kept constant, whilst allowing gradual pressure relief in certain conditions. It is this exhaust gas pressure which, having reached predetermined levels, opens a valve in the exhaust manifold. This permits by-pass of the gases before they impact on the turbo.