200,000 trucks distributed in Australia
22 April, 2017, 12:00 am
ISUZU Australia Ltd (IAL) delivered the nation’s 200,000th lsuzu truck, a FYJ 2000 8×4 Agitator, to Hanson Australia in Melbourne on November 30. Hanson, a leading supplier of heavy building materials, is a subsidiary of Heidelberg Cement, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.
Thanks to the FYJ’s outstanding reliability, lsuzu has been Hanson’s only supplier of twin-steer — axle agitator (concrete mixer) trucks for the last few years.
At the handover celebration, a Hanson representative expressed the importance of their continuing collaboration with IAL and praised the reliability of lsuzu trucks, which has enabled the company to provide high-quality service to its own customers.
The FYJ 2000 Agitator was released in 2012 as part of the heavy-duty FY Series. Since then, it has been refined with various enhancements, including the lsuzu electronic stability control.
(IESC) system and custom tweaks, such as vertical exhaust stacks, for customers like Hanson.
For IAL, the milestone handover drove home the need to continue building relationships and nurturing collaboration with a variety of industries.
One month after the celebration, IAL marked another important achievement when it confirmed that 2016 sales, the highest in eight years, had extended lsuzu’s streak as Australia’s best-selling truck brand for the 28th consecutive year. The company sold 8307 trucks for a remarkable 12 per cent increase, far exceeding the market average.
IAL is now working toward its next 100,000 — unit milestone, as well as another year of unrivaled sales leadership, with its impressive lineup of 221 variants, including the top-selling NPR Tradepack ready-to-work truck.
Isuzu releases ‘cleanest diesel engine’
Isuzu Australia (IAL) lifted the curtain on its new F-Series to the Australian medium-duty truck market, boasting two brand new engines, with one Isuzu claims to be the cleanest Japanese medium-duty diesel engine available Down Under.
IAL chief engineer Simon Humphries says the engine technology supporting the range represents a more cohesive and adaptable approach.
“With the new 2016 F Series range, we’ve developed the driveline technology to cater to an ever-changing market,” he says.
The completely redesigned 4HK1 is a 5.2 litre, four-cylinder, two-stage turbocharged and intercooled engine is available in two power ratings, a 154kW (207hp) and the more powerful 177kW (237hp).
The 4HK1 diesel engine generates improved power and torque ratings, with the 207hp models, the Isuzu FRR, FRD and FSS 4×4 all producing 726 Nm of torque, a 14 per cent increase in peak torque, and a 45 per cent torque increase at 1,000 revs per minute because of the new two-stage turbo technology.
The new 4HK1 replaces the former six-cylinder engine in the 177kW models, yet offers the same peak power and up to eight per cent more torque at 765Nm of torque.
The 4HK1’s exhaust and emissions system has gained an external injector for the diesel particulate diffuser (DPD) to treat exhaust gas.