An extremely popular truck in the UK, you will always find a great selection of used Iveco Eurocargo trucks for sale here at Truckpages. Iveco’s middleweight truck sits between their Daily and Stralis (now S-Way) models with the range covering rigid trucks from 7.5 to 18 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW). The key to the model is its flexibility, you will find this workhorse configured for local urban deliveries, as a tipper in construction spec, a dedicated municipal spec for sweepers – you can even buy a 4×4 version or one that runs on CNG!
The truck has a great heritage – starting off life in the UK as the UK-built Ford Cargo (for those of us with long memories) changing to the Eurocargo brand in 1991 and seeing production move to Italy in 1996. Many call the model the ‘Cursor’ as this is what is written on the cab of some older models. The Cursor is, in fact, the name of the engine fitted to the trucks. The truck is still often seen as a ‘British Truck’ even though it hasn’t been built here for around thirty years, (the Ford Transit also shares this misconception). The most British truck you can buy in the UK today at this weight range is the DAF LF that is assembled at Leyland – even though DAF is Netherlands-based, and US owned (PACCAR)!
Browse through the types of bodies fitted to the Euro cargo in the section under the search box on the right hand side of the page and you will see the popularity and flexibility of the range. Almost every conceivable type of conversion has been carried out on it. You would expect plenty of box vans and curtainsiders, but there are also impressive numbers of road sweepers , cranes, cherry pickers and other specialist types.
Firstly, let’s go through some detail to help to understand the model designations. Keeping it simple, the Eurocargos models are made up of three parts:
So, the model looks like: ‘75E16’ is a 7.5 tonne Eurocargo with 160hp
Sometimes you will see the model prefixed by ML – this is the range ‘Medium Light’ and the MLC is the Day cab, the MLL is the sleeper cab. You may also see a letter after the ‘75E16’ which denotes the version of the truck.
The final piece of the model naming jigsaw is the suspension type. If there is a final suffix to the model of:
To top all of this off- Iveco have decided to change the way the models appear on the cabs. Gone is the ‘E’ for Eurocargo – this is now replaced by a ‘-‘ and the 19 has turned into 190!
There are plenty of truck operators across Europe who are convinced of the Eurocargo’s capabilities. Iveco’s Eurocargo is the market leader across Europe at the middle weight range.
Part of this appeal may come from the simplicity of the truck’s exhaust treatment system to clean emissions to Euro 6 D standard. All other trucks use a combination of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), whilst the Eurocargo is alone in simply using the SCR system. Iveco have branded this system Hi-SCR.
This means that there is one less thing to go wrong and that the truck only needs a passive diesel particulate filter, (DPF). This is important for local operation, as an active filter has to be operated at high temperatures, (typically those seen at motorway speeds) in order to burn off deposits in the filter. If this is not possible (in local, urban duty cycles) then the truck has to heat it up using a forced regeneration. This is noisy, uses fuel and wastes time.
You will find crew cab, day cab and sleeper cab Eurocargos for sale, with Tector engine choices from 160hp to 320hp from the 5-litre and 7-litre engines. The Eurocargo is available in 11,000 factory versions, resulting from the combination of its product variants: 4×2 and 4×2, 14 gross vehicle weight levels and seven power outputs, 12 gearboxes, 15 wheelbases and three types of cab with two roofs – in addition to a wide range of suspension systems, axle ratios, axles and PTOs.
Iveco’s middleweight truck has had a long and impressive history. There are hundreds of thousands of these trucks running around Europe in many shapes and sizes, carrying out a huge range of roles, from fire truck to tipper, fridge truck to road sweeper.
Starting at 7.5 tonnes GVW in the UK, the Eurocargo is the main competitor to DAF’s LF for the mainstay of the important ‘under the weight’ market, (able to drive on certain car licences). The range covered by the Eurocargo goes up to just 18 tonnes GVW – if you want a 26 tonner then you’ll need to go for the larger, heavier Stralis (S-Way) cab
Popular in the UK partly because of its history – it used to be made in the UK when it was owned by Ford – but also because it is a well-priced, well put together truck.
So which model should you buy? There have been a number of facelifts over the years, so you don’t want to make the mistake of buying the last of a model year series when you could buy the facelifted version for not much more…
Originally stemming from the Ford Cargo in the UK, the Eurocargo brand as we know it started back in 1991 – still made in the UK at the time. Not many of these trucks around in the UK – they would be collectors items only.
Again, not high on the UK truck buyer’s shopping list, demonstrates the truck’s heritage.
The Tector brand for engines remains today – often confused as a Tector rather than a Eurocargo thanks to the huge badge on the front.
Modern looks for the 2003 model year
Iveco, like most European truck manufacturers more or less went straight to Euro 5 for these middleweight Eurocargos.
A much-revised front end facelift saw similar Euro 5 engines to the earlier model. Check out more information from launch here.
Looking similar to the 2008 faclift, this time the Eurocargo gets engine changes. Meeting the Euro 6 standard is not easy, but Iveco manages it using SCR only. No complex EGR systems, just a dosage of Adblue. To review the launch information click here.
The truck received a striking facelift – now matching the appearance of the Daily range with a ‘smile’ on the front. Angular looks make the truck stand out in a fairly bland crowd. Iveco are to be applauded in having a go and making the truck unique.
View a typical Eurocargo-example-spec-sheet
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