BRAVE NEW GROUND FOR ISUZU TIPPER RANGE
Not long after Australia’s first Isuzu Ready-to-Work (RTW) truck models were introduced in 2003, the Australian truck market leader moved on their next landmark RTW venture—a line-up of factory-backed, pre-bodied tippers.
Isuzu’s tipper range has now gone on to become a mainstay of the excavation, landscape, and general construction and trade disciplines.
Already covering an expansive gross vehicle mass (GVM) range from 4,500 kg through to 11,000 kg, the Isuzu Trucks tipper range recently introduced a significant step-up in the form of the FSR 140-260 Tipper.
With a GVM of 14,000 kg (derated to 12,000 kg upon request), and a GCM of 20,000 kg, the FSR signifies a new frontier in pre-bodied tippers, ready to tackle the toughest jobs across a diverse range of applications.
Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) National Sales Manager, Les Spaltman, said the recent addition to the tipper range is a direct response to customer feedback, something Isuzu Trucks values highly.
“We’re extremely proud to promote this F Series model within our already expansive Ready-to-Work tipper range.
“As always, we spoke directly with our customers, and the key message was clear—greater payload, greater capacity and longer body length,” Mr Spaltman said.
“Specifically, our customers wanted a robust tipper body that could easily float a typical medium-duty excavator to and from jobs.
“At 4.4 metres long the body on the FSR 140-260 Tipper delivers on this, along with a 7.8-tonne payload and 5.2 cubic-metre load capacity.”
Since 2003, Isuzu’s factory-backed tipper bodies have been a highlight. Built tough with Isuzu’s heavy-duty, all-steel construction and durable plate thickness, the Japanese, ShinMaywa-produced bodies are renowned for their durability and dependability in the harshest and most demanding of environments and vocations.
Under the skin, the FSR 140-260 Tipper is powered by Isuzu’s 6-cylinder, 24-valve 6HK1-TCC engine, producing 191 kW (256 HP) @ 2,400 rpm.
“Our popular six-cylinder 6HK1 engine is very effective in this GVM class and is set to serve the tipper application extremely well,” said Mr Spaltman.
“The 6HK1, coupled with Isuzu’s proven MZW-6P six-speed manual transmission bodes economical and efficient operation on all fronts.
“This is a very sharply specified truck, with some smart features such as an integrated lockable toolbox, yellow safety steps and grab handles for operator ease of use, as well as all the expected safety features like Anti-lock Braking System, Anti-skid Regulator and Hill Start Aid.”
All Isuzu tippers come with standard body lock-down hook, further securing the tipper body and its load at all times. Shovel racks, rope rails and a two-way tail gate with drop sides round out a dependable, thoughtfully specified, fit-for-purpose package.
For further peace of mind, all Isuzu RTW trucks are backed by the factory, with a three-year warranty covering both the truck and body.
Mr Spaltman concluded, “We’ve been looking to expand the range for a while and plan to keep its evolution ticking over for some time.
“Given the level of infrastructure work currently needed and underway across our major cities, we believe this heavier F Series tipper model will tick a lot of boxes, especially for the construction and trade industries.”
Isuzu’s Ready-to-Work truck models are specified and conveniently pre-bodied to cater to key trade, transport and materials handling applications.
All models feature Isuzu factory-backed bodies, covering tray, van, service-body and tipper applications.
Ready-to-Work models can be driven straight from the dealer showroom to the worksite (once registered and insured), and with no time required for body build. For greater peace of mind, all Ready-to-Work trucks and bodies are covered by a factory-backed three-year warranty.
With models ranging from the 4,500 kg GVM Traypack, Tradepack and Tipper through to the 24,000 kg GVM FVL Freightpack, Isuzu’s Ready-to-Work trucks offer turnkey solutions for vital trade and transport applications.