THE WORKSITE WORKHORSE BRINGS A NEW X-FACTOR
The Servicepack has been a star of the Isuzu Ready to Work range since it first debuted back in 2016.
Its handy, centrally-lockable storage units, and zippy manoeuvrability proved a quick favourite of on-call and field-service technicians, who praised its adaptability and convenience.
Combining this versatility with a range of GVMs – stretching from a car-licence-compliant 4,500 kg up to 7,500 kg – and a variety of drivelines and transmissions, helped cement the Servicepack’s spot among the most flexible models in the Ready to Work range.
As with everything the market leader does however, Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) was determined to continue its mission to revolutionise and improve. This led to the development of the Servicepack X, the next stage in this vehicle’s evolution.
“As a company, we’re always looking at our offering to see where we can improve and continue to provide more for our customers,” said IAL Chief Engineer, Product Strategy, Simon Humphries.
“We know that the reason we’ve had such great success, getting to the top and staying there for 29 years, is because we’ve constantly improved and innovated.
“The Servicepack X represents the next stage of what has been a very popular model – and we’re confident our customers will be extremely pleased.”
The Servicepack X incorporates a new design for the storage units, offering operators even greater access to their tools and loads than ever before. The doors open vertically to put everything in easy reach, all at once.
And as with its earlier incarnation, the watch word for the Servicepack X is: versatility.
Customers will have a variety of suitable configuration packages on offer, all ADR Compliant and built on the sturdy backbone of the reliable workhorse NLR 45-150.
This means it offers a 4,500 kg GVM – allowing it to be driven on a car licence – and provides 110 kW @ 2,800 rpm, and 375 Nm @ 1,600 – 2,800 rpm, providing plenty of capacity to handle urban, rural or worksite applications.
This grunt, combined with an 8.9 m turning circle that leaves most utilities for dead, makes the Servicepack X a practical, powerful truck uniquely suited to Australian conditions.
It also features an area in the rear deck specifically engineered to fit the kinds of equipment our nation’s workers need day to day.
Space for generators, drain cleaners, rammers, vibration rammers, water tanks, air compressors, and other plant-type equipment designed to run outside, has been factored into the design.
“As with all our trucks, we’ve designed a vehicle built for the real world that suits the needs of the people who’ll use it,” Mr Humphries said.
“It’s a simple philosophy but it’s the core of the success of all our Ready to Work models and our range at large – we make trucks that help workers work.
“Since its inception, customers have flocked to the Servicepack for its flexibility and the way it catered to their application. It became known as the truck-sized tool trolley, offering the equivalent of a highly customised, portable tool shed.
“The Servicepack X has been developed to further this effectiveness. Offering even greater access and new functionality, while retaining the intelligence and solid reliability of the original design.”
The Servicepack X will be on show at IAL’s stand at MegaTrans 2018 from May 10-12.
“We’re very excited to share this model with our customers and the industry in general,” Mr Humphries said.
“The updates make this model better and even more adaptable for modern worksites and applications. We’re sure it’s a winner!”