With waiting lists at truck body builders getting longer and more unwieldy and a need to manage customer expectionation for light truck delivery times Fuso has announced it has launched a range of ready to go trucks with a program called Built Ready.
Like its counterparts at Isuzu and to a lesser extent at Hino, Fuso has entered the ready to goi truck market with a line-up that includes eight different models that can be purchased with bodies already fitted.
Fuso says its Built Ready range will include Canter tippers, trays, fridge trucks and pantechs, as well as the larger Fighter tipper and tautliner.
“Fuso wants to make it easier for our customers to do business, so we have developed the Built Ready range that covers a wide range of applications,” says Fuso Director, Justin Whitford.
“We know that our customers would rather be out there getting the job done than waiting for a body to be built up.”
The Built Ready Canter tippers are sourced directly from Japan, while all the other Built Ready bodies have been developed with leading Australian truck body builders and are made in Australia.
“We have been working on this program for quite some time because we wanted to get this right,” Mr Whitford says.
“The quality of these bodies is excellent and we know the design and features will be appreciated by customers who use these trucks all day, every day.”
The Built Ready range includes two Canter tippers, a city-friendly 515 City model with a standard cab (6 tonne GVM) and a 715 Wide Cab (6.5 tonne GVM).
For those customers needing to tip more on each run, the medium duty Fighter tipper is the one to choose, with a GVM of 11 tonnes.
Tradies are being catered for with two Canter tray models, the 515 City Cab and the 515 Wide Cab. These feature alloy trays with drop sides, removable racks and a heavy duty floor.
A Canter 515 Wide Cab pantech model targets delivery customers, who can choose from fiberglass gloss reinforced panels or lighter honeycomb fiberglass construction. The truck also features a sturdy chequerplate floor, an interior LED light and a Dhollandia tuck-away lift.
Fuso is also offering a Canter 515 City Cab model with a Thermo King fridge, styrene sandwich panel construction, a non-slip fiberglass-on-ply floor and a kerb-side door with fold down step. This model can be used for either frozen or refrigerated cargo.
A Fighter tautliner model is also part of the Built Ready range and is offered with a choice of 10, 12 or 14 pallet bodies.
These models all feature a sturdy chequerplate floor, white curtains with black pelmet and lift out hanging gates.
The Fuso Built Ready cab-chassis are covered by Fuso’s five-year manufacturer warranty (conditions below), while the bodies will be covered by a one-year manufacturer warranty.