TR Group has added the first trucks in an order of twenty new Fuso Shogun 510s to its growing Australian rental fleet.
The truck and trailer rental company is big in New Zealand and is rapidly expanding its footprint in Australia, with plans to have a full range of prime movers, rigid trucks, and a wide array of trailers available to Aussie operators.
The Fuso Shogun 510s are not the only Daimler trucks in the TR Group fleet. There are also 15 Mercedes-Benz Actros models, with more to come this year.
Specially developed for Australia, the range-topping Shogun 510 packs 2500Nm of torque and 510hp horsepower.
The Daimler-sourced 13-litre engine under the cab is also Euro 6 compliant.
TR Group Australia General Manager, Chris Perry, says the company was keen to get the Shogun 510 into its fleet.
“The advanced safety and performance of the Shogun 510 make it an ideal truck for TR Group,”
“Our customers want new trucks with the latest technology and we know the 13-litre Shogun’s 510hp and especially it’s 2500Nm of torque is sure to make it a popular addition to our fleet,” he adds.
Mr. Perry said the Shogun 510’s safety technology was a big plus.
“TR Group operates the latest trucks and trailers and we always place a very strong emphasis on safety,”
“Features such as Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Active Attention Assist (AAA), and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) all tie in with TR Group’s safety-first approach.”
The TR Group Shogun 510s are fitted out with additional accessories including bullbars, stone-chip guards, beacon lights, and seat covers.
Designed for metro and intrastate transport, the Shogun 510 is rated at 63-tonnes Gross Combination Mass and is capable of hauling a single or double trailer set or working as a tough tipper and dog combination.
It is available as a 6×4 prime mover or as a rigid.
Fuso Truck and Bus Director, Alex Müller, is excited to see the first TR Group Shogun 510s hit the road.
“TR Group is known for operating the latest and greatest equipment, so it makes sense that they have been quick to adopt the Shogun 510,”
“This truck was developed for the Australian market because our customers made it clear they wanted more than 500hp and a huge amount of torque in a Japanese truck.”