50 years since it sold its first truck in Australia, Isuzu has just delivered its quarter millionth truck, with leading Queensland hire business Sherrin Hire taking the keys to the 250,000th locally delivered Isuzu.Isuzu says that sunshine and smiles were the order of the day at the Sherrin Rentals facility at Pinkenba in Brisbane last week , as the local civil and equipment hire specialists took delivery of the milestone Isuzu truck.Sherrin Rentals, which comprises one part of the Sherrin Group business alongside Sherrin Equipment, received the keys to a brand-new medium-duty FRR 110-260 MWB Auto, fitted with a 13-metre elevated work platform, and processed through the Brisbane Isuzu dealership.

Isuzu says that the delivery marks an another notch in its belt as the brand celebrates its 50th year selling trucks in Australia and 33 consecutive years as truck market leader.

Steven Goulding, Isuzu’s fleet sales manager for Queensland and the Northern Territory, was in attendance for the historic handover.

“It’s fantastic to be standing here today, having worked with the Sherrin family and the business for a long time,” said Goulding.

“The addition of this truck to their fleet reflects not only their support for us, but how strongly the Isuzu product has supported businesses over the 50 years we’ve been operating in Australia.

“For fleets like Sherrin, having the comfort of the market leader behind them and our broad product range of over 200 models to specify from gives them peace of mind you just can’t find elsewhere.

“As far as Isuzu’s concerned, reliability is everything. Our dealer network—such as the team at Brisbane Isuzu—help us in making sure we live by those words.”

Managing director of Sherrin Rentals, Grant Sherrin said the new FRR 110-260 with a 13-metre elevated work platform, was designed, manufactured and painted in striking company colours on-site at its purpose-built Pinkenba workshop.

“This particular model was chosen for its payload capability and its suitability to match our body build with the correct distribution of weight over the axles,” said Sherrin.

“The reliability of the product and being fit-for-purpose are also factors… we’ve been very happy with the performance of Isuzu as Sherrin Rentals continues to expand.”

Grant Sherrin said the relationship between its preferred truck brand and the Brisbane Isuzu Eagle Farm, was a partnership that dates back decades but its grown strongly over the past two years.

“Our history with Isuzu dates back to 1977 and today, we run about 140 Isuzu trucks in our fleet throughout Australia,” Sherrin said.

“With this history behind us, it’s quite special sharing this moment with the brand, purchasing the 250,000th truck.

“We will continue to grow our Isuzu fleet over the coming years—they make a great truck, but the national footprint and service they provide for us, and the support we get from Brisbane Isuzu is critical to operations.

“It all adds up to quite an attractive package for the business.”