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Isuzu Tippers: Trucking’s Unsung Heroes

The sheer scale of Australia and the country’s infrastructure needs presents unique challenges to our trade services and construction industries. The hard work of these sectors keeps this nation going, and Isuzu Trucks is ready to support this with our Ready-to-Work (RTW) line-up of pre-bodied tipper trucks.

Isuzu Tippers have been the backbone of critical Australian trade applications, be they general trade, demolition, earth works and excavation, or landscaping, road works, materials handling and council field work.

On site: A recent addition to the Isuzu Trucks Ready-to-Work Tipper range, the versatile NLR 55-150 Tri-Tipper

Having canvassed the needs of customers around the country, Isuzu Trucks now has an extensive tipper line-up with numerous model variants. The line-up is diverse, extending from 4,500 kg gross vehicle mass (GVM), to 10,700 kg GVM in the FRR 107-210 Tipper.

To celebrate the longevity and success of its fabled tipper range, Isuzu Trucks is pleased to announce a special sales program on select Isuzu RTW Tippers from the N and F Series ranges.

And in a nod to arguably the hardest working truck variant on our roads, as well as the good folk who operate them, we’re showcasing three businesses with tippers at the core of their operations, contributing to better infrastructure outcomes, greater access to services and a better quality of life for all of us.

Zammit Landscaping & Construction

NPR 65-190 Tipper
Justin Zammit’s NPR 65-190 Tipper in action in Melbourne.

Throughout Melbourne’s expanding Western suburbs, there’s no shortage in demand for a talented landscaper who can bring a slice of the Daintree to Derrimut.

Justin Zammit founded Zammit Landscaping & Construction in 2011, and eight years later, much like the landscapes it shapes, the business has transformed into an extremely successful operation.

“We tackle just about every landscaping service there is… turf installation, excavation, landscaping construction, decking, retaining walls, fencing—you name it,” Justin said.

“During the day I can pick up all my own materials—the rocks, sand and soil,” Justin said of the truck.

“That’s why I chose the NPR Tipper; it deals with everything I can throw at it, literally.

“It’s my first truck for the business, so I did a huge amount of research and if I had found one bad review, I wouldn’t have bought it.

“But all the reviews about Isuzu were extremely positive.”

Sniffers Group

NLR 55-155 Tri-Tipper

The Sniffers team strike a pose in front of their growing fleet, including the irreplaceable NLR Tri-Tipper.

Brisbane-based Sniffers Group offer a wide range of specialist solutions, including plant and equipment hire, subsurface utility engineering, cultural heritage and archaeological remediation, and environmental and geotechnical civil services.

“We do a job from start to finish. We have surveyors, engineers, and we supply our own materials where we can without hiring subcontractors.

“We even go right down to seeding the grass. Anything that needs doing, we’ll do it,” owner Steve Orchard said.

“The Tri-Tipper is great for our jobs. We are in a lot of tight, one-way spaces where it’s very difficult to turn a truck and tip.

“But the Tri-Tipper is very versatile and makes this easy—and the fact that it can tip in three directions makes it even better.

“Isuzu Trucks supports our business. They are a necessary subsidiary; you’ve just got to have them.”

Gateway Motorway Services

FTR 900 Tipper
The diverse requirements of Gateway Motorway Services means an equally varied fleet, including the larger FTR 150-260 Tipper.

Ranging from road and infrastructure maintenance and repair to breakdowns and accidents, Gateway Motorway Services is prepared for just about anything.

Based in Brisbane and working with Transurban Queensland, Gateway’s typical day sees them work the Transurban open road networks in Brisbane, keeping a keen eye on 60 kilometres of busy motorways, such as the Logan and Gateway motorways.

“We’ve had good experiences with Isuzu Trucks in the past, operating the Isuzu FSS 550 and the FTR 900 Tipper for our maintenance services… We found that the Isuzu product was reliable and robust, and met our needs,” said Gateway’s Operations and Maintenance Manager, Simon Kirkpatrick.

“This is important too, seeing as each of our trucks would cover about 100,000 kilometres each year.

“We work in a high-speed, open-road environment, so we needed engine power to get our trucks up to road speed quickly.”

Spring Tipper campaign heating up

Just in time for spring, special pricing is available on a comprehensive range of RTW Tipper models, from GVM ratings of 4,500 kg up to 10,700 kg (FRR 107-210 Tipper).

All Isuzu RTW Tippers are supported by a factory-backed, three-year warranty on both the body and the truck, ensuring ultimate peace of mind, regardless of the job at hand.

Isuzu’s Spring Tipper sales program runs from 1 September through to 30 October 2019, so get in touch with your local Isuzu Trucks dealer for more information.