Isuzu Aims To Clean Up Waste Segment With New Dual Control Range

Waste never has and never will be the darling child of the essential industries that the successful operation of our towns and cities rely on.

When problems arise, as they have recently with changes in the international landscape and the failure locally of large providers in the recycling space, it grabs our attention quickly.

It’s an industry that is particularly demanding at every step of the process, and none more so than at the first step – kerbside collection.

 

 

Amid the chorus of calls for transformational change to our waste and resource recovery systems, Isuzu Trucks is stepping-up to the plate to announce the launch of an all new Dual Control waste and refuse truck line-up with four models available (plus wheelbase options).

The timely new range of factory-built and backed dual control solutions hits the Australian market as the waste and recycling sector comes to grips with a post-China National Sword landscape, which brings unprecedented restrictions on waste and metal imports to the country.

According to official government figures, in 2014-15 Australia produced about 64 million tonnes of waste, which is equivalent to 2.7 tonnes of waste per capita. This is roughly in-line with population growth at an average increase of 1.2 per cent per year, but it nonetheless presents the evergreen challenge of continuing to refine our waste process and production processes.

With the waste industry calling for greater efficiencies throughout their operations, the release of Isuzu’s new low tare weight dual control waste solutions couldn’t be timelier.

New tricks

DUAL CONTROL MODELS
 
FSR 140/120-260 Dual Control (14,000/12,000 kg GVM)
FVD 165-300 Dual Control (16,500 kg GVM)
FVY 240-300 Dual Control MWB & LWB (24,000 kg GVM)
FVZ 240-300 Dual Control MWB & MLWB (24,000 kg GVM)

Developed in Australia and with celebrated origins in Isuzu’s tried and tested FSR 140-260 4×2 Dual Control model, the new, expanded dual control range presents unbeatable value coupled with the brand of reliability Isuzu Trucks is famous for.

Smartly specified, the Isuzu Dual Control range represent best value and performance in each of the models.

 

 

The existing dual rated FSR dual control model (available in 12 and 14 tonne GVM guises) features robust Isuzu axles, multi-leaf steel spring rear suspension, dual circuit air over hydraulic front and rear drum brakes with ABS, Allison LCT 2500 transmission and ISRI 6860 with integrated seatbelt in both left and right hand driver positions.

The new 16,500 kg and 24,000 kg GVM dual control models feature industry-leading componentry including Hendrickson airbag rear suspension, which delivers substantial tare weight advantages – a key advantage over competing brands.

The new FVZ dual control models use Isuzu’s robust 6-rod and trunnion taper leaf type rear suspension, offering excellent levels of cross-articulation for work in arduous terrain, for example at a waste processing facility.

Other key components in the FVD, FVZ and FVY Dual Control models include hard-working Meritor axles, with the FVZ and FVY featuring the MT44-144 rear axle tandem set with driver-controlled inter-axle lock and cross-locks on both axles.

Brakes are Meritor Q-Plus dual circuit full air ‘S-cam’ front and rear brakes with auto slack adjusters and ABS as standard.

Local knowledge

Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) National Sales Manager, Les Spaltman said the factory developed range had been carefully designed for Australian conditions and considerations.

“We’re extremely pleased to be able to bring additional factory dual control solutions to market.

“Many would be aware of the discontinuation of some of the more traditional, go-to truck models in this sector. In response, we have a highly competitive, low tare weight solution on offer – one which ticks some key boxes for Australian operators,” he said.

The new models are available with Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 16,500 kg and 24,000 kg, and the new line-up applies the spotlight to two proven platforms from Isuzu’s market-leading medium-duty F Series line-up.

Isuzu’s Dual Control range boasts Isuzu’s much-lauded six-cylinder, 24 valve 6HK1-TCC and TCS engines, renowned for their power, performance, economy and efficiency, especially under high idle conditions.

 

 

Common ground

Common features across all Isuzu dual control models include high precision cross shafts linking both left- and right-hand steering columns.

Both driving positions are furnished with ISRI 6860 adjustable air-suspended seats with integrated seat belt, offering maximum comfort and operational visibility.

All Isuzu dual control models also come equipped with Allison automatic transmission as standard equipment, from the LCT 2500 Series in the FSR, through to the rugged 3000 Series in the FVD model and the 3500 Series in the FVZ and FVY 6×4 variants.

For ease of operation, the instrument panel has been duplicated on the left-hand driving side and both driving positions feature air-assisted steering wheel height adjustment for complete driver customisation and control. The design also retains existing cab electrical harnessing, with ‘plug and play’ additional wiring harnesses.

Fresh safety elements include interlocks for control change overs, safety yellow grab handles and steps, along with Isuzu’s existing safety suite including ABS, RHS driver airbag and cornering lamps for urban laneway safety.

 

 

Long game

“What we’ve worked really hard to develop with these new models is a compelling total cost of ownership argument for Isuzu,” Mr Spaltman said.

“Lower tare weights bring improved productivity and payload. And when you add the commonality of parts we’ve developed with our F Series range, the equation really adds up in favour of our customers.

“These trucks have been designed specifically for Australian conditions and industry need. We have incorporated proven efficiencies across our engines, driveline and chassis componentry, wheelbase options and in-cab appointments, making this dual control line-up extremely competitive on a number of fronts.

“We know that when it comes to the waste and refuse industry, reliability, economy and durability are non-negotiables. We believe these new models have these qualities in spades.”

 

DUAL CONTROL MODELS SPECIFICATION SUMMARY
FSR 140/120-260
GVM 14,000 / 12,000 kg
GCM 14,000 / 12,000 kg
Engine Isuzu 6HK1-TCC 6-cylinder 24 valve SOHC
Emissions control system Cooled EGR with exhaust Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD). ADR 80/03 (Euro V) compliant. EEV compliant
Power 191 kW @ 2,400 rpm
Torque 761 Nm @ 1,450 – 2,400 rpm
Transmission Allison LCT2500
Axles – Front Isuzu F050. Reverse Elliot I-beam
Axles – Rear Isuzu R090. Full floating Banjo type
Suspension – Front Single stage alloy steel taper-leaf springs. Double acting shock absorbers. Stabiliser bar
Suspension – Rear Multi-leaf main spring, multi-leaf helper spring
Brakes Dual circuit air over hydraulic front and rear drum brakes. ABS
FVD 165-300
GVM 16,500 kg
GCM 32,000 kg
Engine Isuzu 6HK1-TCS 6-cylinder 24 valve SOHC
Emissions control system Cooled EGR with exhaust Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD). ADR 80/03 (Euro V) compliant. EEV compliant
Power 221 kW @ 2,400 rpm
Torque 981 Nm @ 1,450 rpm
Transmission Allison 3000 Series
Axles – Front Meritor FG941. Reverse Elliot I-beam
Axles – Rear Meritor RS-23-161G.
Suspension – Front Single stage alloy steel taper-leaf springs. Double acting shock absorbers. Stabiliser bar
Suspension – Rear Hendrickson HAS230 airbag. Outboard mounted double acting shock absorbers
Brakes Meritor ‘Q-Plus’ dual circuit full air ‘S-cam’ front and rear drum brakes. ABS
FVZ / FVY 240-300  (MWB & MLWB models available)
GVM 24,000 kg
GCM 36,000 kg
Engine Isuzu 6HK1-TCS 6-cylinder 24 valve SOHC
Emissions control system Cooled EGR with exhaust Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD). ADR 80/03 (Euro V) compliant. EEV compliant
Power 221 kW @ 2,400 rpm
Torque 981 Nm @ 1,450 rpm
Transmission Allison 3500 Series
Axles – Front Meritor FG941. Reverse Elliot I-beam
Axles – Rear Meritor MT44-144GP tandem axle set. Interaxle lock and cross locks on both axles
Suspension – Front Single stage alloy steel taper-leaf springs. Double acting shock absorbers. Stabiliser bar
Suspension – Rear FVY Hendrickson HAS230 airbag. Outboard mounted double acting shock absorbers
Suspension – Rear FVY Multi-leaf springs with Isuzu 6 rod and trunnion location system
Brakes Meritor ‘Q-Plus’ dual circuit full air ‘S-cam’ front and rear drum brakes. ABS

 

 

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