The big news from Isuzu Truck is that its new Euro VI ‘Forward’ F120.240, 12.00 tonne GVW, is going to be on display at this year’s RWM. The particular vehicle being exhibited will be the first of Isuzu’s recently launched 12t rigid chassis to feature a refuse collection body. The second Isuzu vehicle on the stand will be one of the popular Isuzu ‘Urban’ N75.150 rigids, with this vehicle featuring a RCV body and bar lift.
Announcing details of its vehicle display at RWM 2015, Keith Child, marketing director at Isuzu Truck said; “The 2015 range of Isuzu trucks are proving to be extremely popular within the refuse and waste management sector because they provide extremely good value for money as well as the flexibility needed to optimise vehicle load and specification. All our vehicles are recognised for their high payload capabilities, because of their lightweight chassis and advanced engineering, which is linked to strong performance and proven reliability.”
Isuzu Euro VI ‘Forward’ F120.240(E) 12.00 tonne GVW
With a compact overall footprint as well as class-leading carrying capacity, the latest Isuzu 12t 4×2 rigid has a low chassis height and offers great versatility. Making its first ever appearance at RWM, the 12t Isuzu on display has a 3790mm wheelbase and Isuzu’s popular ‘Easyshift’ automated transmission as standard. The truck at the show will be in the distinctive green livery of Isuzu’s customer, WM Briers & Sons.
The ‘Forward’ F120.240(E) chassis features a Garwood 8m³ Powapact single compaction refuse body, complete with heavy-duty trade lift and VWS tradeweigh calibrated load cells, as well as a work box mounted behind the cab for the collection of fluorescent tubes.
This brand new Isuzu will replace an incumbent 12 tonne vehicle within the WM Briers & Sons fleet, which is based in Tamworth and also includes another three Isuzu ‘Forward’ N75.190, 7.5t rigid trucks that are specified with Garwood Bantam 6m³ refuse bodies.
Isuzu Euro VI ‘Urban’ N75.150(E) 7.5 tonne
Initially launched 18 months ago, the Isuzu ‘Urban’ 7.5t 4 x 2 chassis has proved to be a winner offering industry-leading payload and impressive fuel economy from its turbocharged and intercooled, four-cylinder 3.0 litre, 150PS diesel engine. The ‘Urban’ 7.5t vehicle on the Isuzu stand also features Isuzu’s ‘Easyshift’ automated transmission and the chassis has been modified to a reduced 2900mm wheelbase. The Isuzu N75.150(E) chassis is fitted with a 5.1 m³ NTM K Series RCV body and bar lift, and after the show it will join other existing Isuzu vehicles in the M6 Vehicle Hire Ltd fleet, based in Birmingham.
“Flexibility is the key to the success of the current Isuzu truck range. The chassis are ideally suited to multi-purpose operations and the compact overall footprint allows the vehicles to operate in a cross-section of locations, from narrow rural country lanes through to congested urban streets and highways. For complete peace of mind, all of our vehicles come with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty and are fully supported by our unique, award-winning customer ‘CARE’ service programme,” added Keith Child.