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Freightliner Argosy

The New Generation Freightliner Argosy is the only COE truck in New Zealand 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.

The Argosy is a great truck for on and off-road application.


The brilliant and legendary Freightliner Argosy stands alone as one of New Zealand’s leading freight specialist. Behind its spectacular appearance, this Argosy has been designed to be everything you want. It’s got durability built into every aspect. It’s a powerful road warrior which will work for you day in, day out, even in the toughest conditions. It’s high performance and low maintenance, so you get the best result out of every load.

And it’s a sheer pleasure to drive with a spacious and safe cabin that will leave you feeling great at the end of a long haul. Versatile, efficient and with a light tare weight, the Freightliner Argosy is available in 6x4 and 8x4 versions and can be rated up to 140 tonnes GCM (upon application approval). With the choice of the very best North American engines – Detroit’s DD15, Cummins’ ISX and Signature EGR and Cummins’ X15e5 – you get high horsepower, great fuel efficiency and recognised reliability. Delivering up to 600 hp and 2050 lb-ft of torque, all the engines are fully ADR80/03 compliant and all are easily controlled with the combination of Eaton’s new UltraShift automated transmission and Freightliner’s SmartShiftTM automated shifter.

At 1650 inch2, the massive engine/chassis mounted single radiator is the biggest ever in an Argosy and it forms the heart of a new high-efficiency cooling system. Intense testing has shown it can easily handle the worst New Zealand can throw at it and still have plenty in reserve for bull bars, insects and heatwaves.

This truck is designed to deliver durability. The electrical architecture has been redesigned to minimise the effects of wear and tear on circuitry and help keep you on the road even longer. Exceptionally aerodynamic with a sloping 24 ̊ windscreen, the Argosy’s high-strength cabins all meet Europe’s stringent ECE-R29 standards but are lightweight to allow you to carry more freight.

Available in 90”, 101”, 110” mid-roof, the Argosy’s cabins provide drivers with all the comfort and safety they deserve and expect (please note: 8x4 is only available with 90” cab). Freight liner’s legendary swing out stairs, flat floor and plenty of headroom make the Argosy a fantastic work environment. It’s only made better with an ergonomic dash, burl wood grain and ivory gauges, fully adjustable steering column, ample internal storage, panoramic views, and a sleeping area with bunks up to 51” wide.


Blending space, comfort and design efficiency, the Freightliner Argosy has cabins that are both incredibly user friendly with open living areas and reassuringly safe. From the moment you enter via the unique swing out stairs, these cabins will feel like a home away from home and provide exceptional driver comfort whichever one of the three options you choose;

• 90” mid-roof
• 101” mid-roof
• 110” mid-roof

With up to 6’4” of headroom and a flat floor, the Argosy’s cabins are truly walk-through, and once you sit down the new Xtreme air suspended seats offer comfort and lumbar support across an array of positions. The ergonomic cockpit with low-line dashboard provides superior visibility through the aerodynamic windscreen, and with Freightliner’s SmartShiftTM automated shifter mounted on the fully adjustable steering column you can change gears with your hands on the  heel and your eyes safely on the road.

Aerodynamic side mirrors are electronically adjustable and heated, with spotter mirrors and passenger down-view mirrors. There are clever storage compartments wherever you look, and external locker boxes can be accessed from inside the cabin. Dash components are completely injection moulded, with timber look furnishings and ivory gauges.

After a day on the road you can walk into your roomy bedroom and enjoy bunks that are up to a luxurious 51” wide. Privacy curtains keep out the light and sound-deadening material keeps out the noise. And a high-performance air- conditioning unit will keep you comfortable, day and night.

Of course, safety is always a priority. Built from heavy duty aluminium with a semi- monocoque safety cell design, Argosy’s cabins are lightweight but strong, easily achieving the strict European ECE-R29 safety standard.


A great truck has to have great power. That’s why Freightliner’s Argosy comes with the choice of the best engines from two of North America’s best engine manufacturers.

It’s power you can trust. Detroit Diesel’s ground-breaking DD15 provides up to 560 hp and 1850 lb-ft of torque. While Cummins ISX and Signature EGR and Cummins X15e5 engines are available with up to 600 hp and torque of up to 2050 lb-ft.

Lots of power. Bigger loads. Easier driving. All are fully ADR80/03 compliant. To get all that power onto the road, the Argosy offers Eaton‘s new UltraShift automated transmission with Electric Clutch Actuation and intelligent shift selection software which helps perfect launch and shift decisions. A Hill Start Aid prevents rollbacks to make life easier and safer for even the most inexperienced drivers. 


Freight liner’s engineers have left nothing to chance, giving the Argosy a truly exceptional cooling package.

Big, effective and robust, it can handle anything so this truck will keep working and keep earning. It starts with the massive engine/ chassis-mounted, 1650 inch2 high-efficiency single aluminium radiator – Argosy’s most efficient ever - but it goes much further.

A specially-designed 11 blade fan, a more efficient charge air cooler, a new air conditioner condenser and a large capacity header tank all add to the Argosy’s incredible ability to keep itself cool.

We’ve even adjusted the cabin height and designed a new front firewall to optimise air flow past the engine bay, to give the engine the coolest possible working environment.

With plenty of reserve capacity to handle bull bars and more, the Argosy’s unbeatable cooling package has proved itself in the world’s hottest deserts. This truck will stay cool – and so will you. 


We’ve redesigned the electrical architecture in the legendary Argosy – minimising circuitry wear and tear to keep your truck out of the maintenance yard. Everything has been addressed, from the batteries through to the high speed diagnosis connections. All high current power cables are routed in conduit from start to finish and Freightliner’s latest eRail technology has allowed us to move cabling away from the crowded engine bay to further protect the wiring looms.

A new centralised PowerNet Distribution Box manages all electrical requirements between chassis and cabin for vastly minimising circuitry wear and tear. From the batteries housed in a temperature sealed carrier, through the Leece Neville brushless 185 amp alternator, to the latest technology headlights, the Freightliner Argosy is wired for life.

Cabin Options:

Features & Benefits:

  • A flat floor and dash mounted gear lever 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 6×4 and 8×4 configurations

Freightliner Truck Specialists:

Adam Corbett, Auckland North, 021 771 335, adam.corbett@trucksandtrailers.co.nz
Callan Short, Central North Island, 021 403 959, callan.short@trucksandtrailers.co.nz
Barry Brown, Lower North Island, 021 366 489, barry.brown@trucksandtrailers.co.nz


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