SHACMAN New Zealand has expanded the range with the medium-weight L3000 4×2 12-tonne truck. The L3000 is designed for empty container work, flat-deck, car-carrier or Truss (school-bus) applications.
Powering the L3000 is the Cummins ISD245 50 6.7-litre Euro-5 engine. Packing 180kW (240hp) at 2500rpm and 950Nm from 1200 to 1800rpm, the Cummins is paired with an automatic Allison T280R six-speed transmission with retarder.
Wheelbase options range from 4000mm to the standard 6700mm, while the tare is a light 5000kg. GVM is 12,000kg. The front axle is rated at 4800kg, the rear at 8700kg. Parabolic springs are fitted at the front while the rear axle has ECAS air suspension, with stabilisers front and rear.
Safety is taken care of by disc brakes all-round, with Wabco four-channel EBS and ABS with ESC. LED daytime driving lights are fitted.
The standard fuel tank capacity is 200 litres, but an extra 100 litres can be had. The AdBlue tank is 35 litres.
Standard features are generous and include air-conditioning, electric cab tilt, electric windows, electric heated rear-view mirrors, aluminium alloy air reservoir, central locking, Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels, a reversing camera, and Shacman telematics with touchscreen.
Current order lead times are three to four months from ordering.