MAY: TRUCK OF THE YEAR 2022
The weather is cooling down across Australia, bringing wet conditions to many states and lower temperatures country wide. But the hearth fire is kept burning at the Isuzu Truck of the Year competition with hot competitors vying for top spot and a chance to go in the running to be crowned ‘King’ of their Isuzu truck Series.
So far this year, the Heritage Category has prompted a huge response, introducing us to many beautiful and beloved Isuzu battlers who have been kept in tip top shape with lashings of TLC from their owners.
The Heritage Category acknowledges the passion of Isuzu owners while celebrating the dual milestone of 25 years of the Isuzu Truck of the Year competition, and 50 years of Isuzu operating here in Australia.
This May, Springvale Pastoral takes home $300 worth of Isuzu Trucks merchandise and is now in the running for the Grand Prize—a $6,000 Visa cash card. They also have the chance to win an additional $1,000 Visa cash card if they’re crowned ‘King’ of the N Series.
A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR SPRINGVALE PASTORAL AND THEIR LEGENDARY NPR 65-190 TIPPER.
Springvale Pastoral’s 2021 NPR 65-190 dual cab Tipper brings comfort and ease with its spacious cab and rugged adaptability.
“It comfortable and economic,” states owner Ian McSwain.
“My NPR has a really good tipper body and carries and tows with ease.”
“Not only does it look great, but it has the legendary Isuzu reliability to boot. We love it here at Springvale Pastoral!”
COMPLETE BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
“I love my NPR Tradepack,” explained Tim Johns of Complete Builders and Contractors.
“I love them so much that I bought two of them.
“They give me freedom and the ability to carry tools and material and they’ve saved me money and time. After owning Isuzu trucks, I will never go back to a ute.
“The growth my business has gotten from my Isuzu’s is unparalleled.”
Thanks Tim, you can’t get higher praise than that!
“Ever reliable, our Isuzu is a great asset to the company,” states Edward Macukiewicz from Tallai building contractors.
With a GVM of 4,500 kg – 6,000 kg and GCM of 8,000 kg to 9,500 kg, it’s little wonder the NMR 45-150 is such a boon to the Tallai business.
Be it rail, building, infrastructure, water or resources, the experience of the Tallai team, coupled with the capacity and adaptability of the Isuzu tipper range, means jobs simply get done.
This well-kept 2018 NPR 45 Tradepack is owned by Jeremey Kassissieh of BW Fabrications.
“We love the NPR as its perfect for tight spots and hard to reach areas, making it very versatile and nimble.
“It can carry a lot. The load rating is excellent, and it handles very well even with a full load. I love this truck and I want another one!”
It sounds like Jeremey is planning ahead with his growing fleet, and we can see why.
EUROCOLD FLEET PARTNERS
Working hard up and down the east coast of Australia, Eurocold’s fleet of Isuzu’s feature this immaculate FYJ 300-350.
“Built for the job, this is one of our twin-steer FYJs,” stated Aaron Cuthbertson.
“It’s the perfect truck to move freight locally or up and down the east coast.”
With customers in the third party logistics, food service, meat, seafood, dairy or general produce sectors, Eurocold and their growing fleet of custom-bodied Isuzus are becoming mainstay on our highways and byways.
BROOKS HIRE SERVICE
“It’s tough, it’s powerful and above all, our FYH 300-350 is reliable!” exclaims Linda Smith of Brooks Hire Service.
With an enormous range of excavation and related equipment for rent or sale and covering a range of sectors across Australia, Brooks Hire Service counts Isuzu as a top performer in this tough and uncompromising end use.
CAPITAL STEEL DESIGN
With a remit that covers design engineering and development, manufacturing, packaging and fulfillment, to distribution and retail, Capital Steel Design (CSD) have built a reputation based on reliability and service.
Thankfully, their 2011 NPR 300 (NPR 45/55-155) is equal to the task – more than a decade after purchase.
“This truck still pulls up the hills beautifully. Not bad for a 2011,” exclaimed CSD’s Brad.
OLDIE BUT A GOODIE!
The Heritage Round of May Truck of the Year has been spinning the classics proving that Isuzu trucks are anything but a one hit wonder!
S. L. DAVIES CONTRACTING
We’re not surprised Simon Davies is laughing over the fact that his bulletproof 1993 NPR 400 is running after all these years and pulling off the toughest of jobs for S. L. Davies Contracting.
“It’s a bit slow these days, but she just keeps trucking…like its owner!” Simon jokes.
REIDY RECOVERY AND VEHICLE SALVAGE
This battle-hardened 2007 FVY has been nothing but reliable and hard working for Ben Reidy of Reidy Recovery and Vehicle Salvage.
The perfect platform for all manner of towing and freight movement, the Reidy’s Recovery Isuzu has been hard at now for almost 15 years.
“It’s about to tick over to one million kilometres!” Ben proudly states.
BOBCAT TIPPER SERVICE
Andrew Sibley, owner of Bobcat Tipper Service knows that old trucks still work hard. This 2003 Isuzu NPR 200 has done the kilometres and gone the miles throughout New South Wales.
The tipper tray is strong after all these years taking loads from the bobcat towed behind.
END OF THE ROAD WRECKING AND CAR REMOVAL
Tim of End of the Road Wrecking and Car Removal pilots a 2002 NPR 300. Even after 20 years the NPR is still a workhorse punching above its weight.
Sporting the jovial ‘4 SCRAP’ license plate, Tim stated, “I don’t want to upgrade it because I love it, it’s been so reliable for me.
“It’s the first truck for my business and I don’t think I will ever get rid of it.”
We love to see the Isuzu love, Tim!