EARTHCRUISER’S FUSO SOLUTION
MARK Fawcett from Nsw-based Earthcruiser Australia is more than familiar with knocking some serious offroad credentials into the Canter 4x4. The company uses both the Fuso and the Iveco Daily 4x4 as platforms for its bush-ready camper conversions.
The Canter’s problematic wading depth is raised to 1400mm by re-routing the diff, gearbox and fuel breathers to a standpipe, while the air intake is raised to a two-metre-high vantage point. Bigger shocks are added and leaf springs are lengthened by 100mm. A limited-slip front diff is installed, and the whole truck cops a 75mm suspension lift.
Dual wheels aren’t very off-road friendly either, according to Fawcett: “Rocks can get jammed in between the rear wheels and tear the inner tyre walls.” Fawcett also added that dual wheels increase the load on the outside rims in off-road situations. To counter this, the company fits its own forged alloy rims, shod in 13.5x37 Toyo tyres.