The decades long grip Iveco has had on the waste disposal market with its aged Acco is being zeroed in on by Isuzu, which sees a big opportunity with its FVY dual control rigid.
Isuzu is targeting its new expanded dual control F series range at the void left by the dropping of the locally engineered and built Acco by rival Iveco.
Iveco’s decision to drop the longstanding local Acco for a rebadged version of its Stralis has left the waste market looking for trucks that offer similar GVM to the old Acco. The new version is about one tonne heavier, a factor that bites deeply into the trucks payload.
As mentioned in Truck and Bus News last week the new waste spec dual control F series Isuzu is aimed directly at this market and the company is going to push hard into the sector believing there are sales to be won with the demise of the old Acco.
Isuzu is offering its FSR with dual control with a very competitive GVM of 12000 or 14000 kg. It is powered by the 260hp eight litres six cylinders mated to an Allison 2500 series automatic.
It is apart of a four model Isuzu dual control F series range that also includes the FVD, FVY and FVZ models
Isuzu product planning and engineering manager Simon Humphries the dual control FSR is a unique Australian spec and has been engineered here in Australia in Isuzu’s full ISO compliant design office.
Isuzu says that according to official government figures, in 2014-15 Australia produced about 64 million tonnes of waste, which is equivalent to 2.7 tonnes of waste per capita. This is roughly in-line with population growth at an average increase of 1.2 per cent per year, but it nonetheless presents the evergreen challenge of continuing to refine our waste process and production processes.
With the waste industry calling for greater efficiencies throughout their operations, the release of Isuzu’s new low tare weight dual control waste solutions couldn’t be timelier.
Developed in Australia and with origins in Isuzu’s FSR 140-260 4×2 Dual Control model, the new, expanded dual control range presents strong value coupled with Isuzu’s reputation for reliability.
Isuzu says the new range has been smartly specified to represent best value and performance in each of the models.
The existing dual rated FSR dual control model (available in 12 and 14 tonne GVM guises) features robust Isuzu axles, multi-leaf steel spring rear suspension, dual circuit air over hydraulic front and rear drum brakes with ABS, Allison LCT 2500 transmission and ISRI 6860 with integrated seatbelt in both left and right hand driver positions.
The new 16,500 kg and 24,000 kg GVM dual control models feature industry-leading componentry including Hendrickson airbag rear suspension, which delivers substantial tare weight advantages – a key advantage over competing brands.
The new FVZ dual control models use Isuzu’s robust 6-rod and trunnion taper leaf type rear suspension, offering excellent levels of cross-articulation for work in arduous terrain, for example at a waste processing facility.