Isuzu on show at AWRE

Isuzu AWRE

Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) has long held a presence in providing road transport solutions to the waste and recycling industries and the brand has enjoyed the privilege of holding the position of Australian truck market leader for 33 consecutive years.  

This year, Isuzu’s stand at the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) at the International Convention Centre Sydney will showcase the FVY Dual Control model, which is specifically designed for kerbside waste applications.

The truck’s fully integrated, factory-backed dual control functionality has been well received, with several waste and refuse fleets turning to Isuzu for their transport solutions. 

The new Dual Control range boasts Isuzu’s much-lauded six-cylinder, 24 valve 6HK1-TCC and TCS engines, renowned for their power, performance, economy and efficiency, especially under high idle conditions.

On its AWRE stand, Isuzu will have a work-hard, work-smart FVY 240-300 model from the 16,500 kilogram and 24,000 kilogram GVM dual control line-up, featuring industry-leading components designed to deliver substantial tare weight advantages and better fuel efficiency. 

The model’s standard offering includes rugged Meritor Q-Plus dual circuit full air ‘S-cam’ front and rear brakes with auto slack adjusters and anti-lock braking system (ABS).   

The FVY Dual Control comes with highly visible safety grab handles and steps, large electric mirrors and cornering lamps for urban laneway safety. The model is easily integrated with a selection of Superior Pak compactor bodies.

Les Spaltman, Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) National Sales Manager, says the factory-developed range was thoughtfully designed for rugged Australian conditions. 

“We have a highly competitive, low tare weight solution on offer here – ticking some key boxes for Australian operators,” he says. “I’m pleased to say that since updates were introduced in 2019, we’ve enjoyed some great sales success across the dual control range, with many finding a home in waste fleets across Australia.”

He says the comfort of ISRI 6860 pneumatic lumbar support driver seats on both sides of the cab has been particularly well received.

“We’ve worked really hard to develop a compelling total cost of ownership argument and I think we’ve hit the nail on the head this time.”

South Australia’s East Waste, which services seven local government areas around Adelaide, is one of the many Australian waste and recycling collectors to chose the new Isuzu FVY 240-300 Dual Control trucks to expand its fleet.

Ray Pawa, East Waste Operations Co-ordinator says Isuzu’s Dual Control range was chosen because of the weight savings, new technology, safety and driver comfort. 

“We’ve also experienced around an eight per cent reduction in fuel costs with the new Isuzus,” he says. “You do the sums, it’s pretty straightforward.” 

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