Fuso has announced that it has increased the load capacity of its popular ready for work Wide Cab Canter tipper  bu a full tonne.

The company says that a range of engineering upgrades has seen the Canter tipper’s  GVM increased to to 7.5 tonnes and its GCM rise to 11 tonnes up one toinne from its previous maximum.

Fuso has also confirmed the upgraded Wide Cab Canter Tipper has also increased its cubic carrying capacity by more than 14 per cent to 2.4 cubic metres. This is as a result of increasing the length of the tipper body by 300mm, for a total internal body length measurement of 3150mm.

The company claims that it has made tipping easier due to a larger hydraulic lift cylinder which runs at a higher pressure (8.0MPA) and a revised tipper hoist stroke that allows for a maximum tip angle of 60 degrees (up five degrees on the current model).

“The Fuso tipper models are well known for their durability and toughness,” says Fuso Truck and Bus Director, Justin Whitford.

“We are pleased to announce these upgrades to the Wide Cab Canter Tipper, which will mean a lot to drivers delivering load after load who will enjoy a further boost in productivity.”

The Wide Cab Canter Tipper features an I-beam front axle for maximum durability when operating in demanding environments.

It is available with a manual gearbox or Fuso’s quick-shifting automated DCT transmission. The choice of transmission does not affect the GVM or GCM rating of the vehicle.

Both the Wide Cab Canter Tipper and its narrow-body City Cab sibling are the only Japanese tippers in their class with a Limited Slip Differential as standard. Also aiding traction are chunky rear tyres designed for slippery job sites.

All Canter tipper models can be specified with 4.5 tonne GVM certification, which allows for them to be driven on a car licence while maintaining a useable payload thanks to the Canter’s low tare weight.

They are part of Fuso’s recently expanded Built Ready range, which includes eight different models that can be purchased with bodies already fitted, saving customers from potentially long wait times.

Built Ready models available include Canter tippers, trays, fridge trucks and pantechs, as well as the larger Fighter tipper and tautliners.

Canter factory tippers are covered by a generous Fuso manufacturer warranty for five years or 200,000km, whichever comes first.