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Isuzu’s NLR Traypack Leading the Pack

With the enduring success of Isuzu’s Ready to Work range, Australia’s highest selling truck manufacturer continues to expand what customers can expect from a truck.

Across the variety of powerful and flexible workhorses on offer, the NLR 45-150 Traypack is just one of the compelling alternatives to a standard diesel utility.

Tradespeople have often found themselves limited by a utility’s lack of physical space for all their equipment, let alone payload constraints.

In comparison, the Traypack is the one-stop-shop for every tradie, with the same tight turning circle and nimble handling as a utility, but a greater payload, truck-tough dependability and Isuzu’s renowned reliability.

The NLR Traypack’s Isuzu 4JJ1-TCS turbocharged diesel engine produces a gutsy 110 kW @ 2,800 rpm and 375 Nm @ 1,600 – 2,800 rpm, meaning it has the muscle to tackle those tough hills and tricky building sites.

While the Traypack’s power holds it in good stead, it’s the impressive capacity that really sets it apart.

The Traypack comes in either a flexible short wheelbase model with a 3.15-metre-long heavy duty aluminium tray, or a medium wheelbase with a huge 4.5 metre-long tray, that are all backed up by a GVM of 4,500 kg – meaning the Traypack has an impressive payload and all the hauling and pulling power an ambitious tradie could need.

As with all 28 trucks in Isuzu’s Ready to Work range, the Traypack features a factory fitted body covered by Isuzu warranty that eliminates the body-builder waiting game.

The Traypack’s practical body has been designed to cover all the bases, with integrated load restraint anchor points, removable drop sides and rear tailgate, a headboard including rear window protector and Isuzu reversing camera fitted as standard.

The Traypack also has a class-leading array of safety features, such as Anti-lock Braking (ABS), Anti Skid Regulator (ASR) traction control, Hill Assist (HSA) for the manual model, and Isuzu Electronic Stability Control (IESC), which goes the extra mile to give you assurance on the road by automatically adjusting your brakes if the wheels begin to slip in rough weather.

Transmission options include a 5-speed manual, or the latest Isuzu 6-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) in the Premium model featuring both fully clutchless and manual operation modes, while the Traypack’s independent front coil suspension provides car-like handling.

With all 4,500 kg GVM models able to be driven on a car licence, Isuzu’s Ready to Work trucks are the ultimate solution for any business that’s outgrown their utility, which is why the range is so popular with tradies throughout Australia.

Isuzu’s Chief Engineer, Product Strategy, Simon Humphries, said Isuzu’s Ready to Work range responds to the changing needs of modern tradespeople.

“The Traypack offers a comfortable, relaxed driving experience, plus there’s the choice of a short wheelbase model that’s compact enough to be parked in a standard car park or driveway, or the longer medium wheelbase model for hauling those larger loads,” Mr Humphries said.

“It’s a real game-changer for tradies who want the ease of driving and parking that comes with a utility, but need the reliability and capacity of a truck.”

“For businesses that work in residential or commercial areas, there’s a truck in Isuzu’s Ready to Work range for every application imaginable.”