Find­ing profit in to­day’s waste

Spe­cial­ist trucks bring ef­fi­ciency to waste game

Big Rigs - - LIGHT RIGS -

THE AUS­TRALASIAN Waste and Re­cy­cling Expo at the Mel­bourne Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre in late Au­gust was the place for hun­dreds of waste and re­cy­cling pro­fes­sion­als from around the world.

The di­ver­sity of their col­lec­tive travel itin­er­ar­ies was more than matched by the in­no­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy on show.

It in­cluded so­lar com­pactors, green kitchen bins, elec­tronic waste re­cy­cling sys­tems, site-based and on-board/in-mo­tion weigh­ing sys­tems, waste and re­cy­cling road ve­hi­cles.

Isuzu Aus­tralia was on hand not just to ob­serve but to dis­play and pro­mote its new­est de­vel­op­ments and to garner the waste and re­cy­cling in­dus­try’s re­sponse first hand.

“We pride our­selves on be­ing mar­ket lead­ers when it comes to adopt­ing new tech­nol­ogy and un­der­stand­ing what our clients, be they cur­rent or fu­ture, re­quire to get the job done,” Isuzu’s na­tional sales man­ager Les Spalt­man said.

“AWRE is a bit of a on­estop shop when it comes to the fu­ture of waste man­age­ment and re­cy­cling, so we were ex­cited to be amongst it and to show­case a very strong prod­uct.”

On show, as seen here, was the Isuzu FSR 850 Dual Con­trol, which is pur­pose­built for waste ap­pli­ca­tions.

It has a 14-tonne GVM and its SITEC Series III 235, turbo-charged and in­ter­cooled, 7.8 litre, six­cylin­der, 24-valve sin­gle over­head cam diesel pro­duc­ing 176kW at 2400 rpm and 706Nm of torque at 1450 rpm.

The FSR has more than enough ca­pac­ity to han­dle the hard slog of work­ing with waste.

Its de­sign re­tains ex­ist­ing cab elec­tri­cal har­nesses and uses ad­di­tional wiring har­nesses that “plug and play” and pro­vide re­li­able op­er­a­tion of func­tions such as fuel gauges, odome­ter read­ings, and full safety in­ter­locks for the driv­ing con­trol change-over.

The FSR also fea­tures an Allison LCT2500 6-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, power as­sisted re­cir­cu­lated ball steer­ing, and fully in­te­grated dual con­trols.

In terms of driver com­fort, the FSR boasts cruise con­trol, left and right-hand side ISRI 6860 seats with in­te­grated seat­belts and air sus­pen­sion.

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one-stop shop when it comes to the fu­ture of waste man­age­ment...

PUR­POSE-BUILT: The Isuzu has an Allison au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, power as­sisted steer­ing, and fully in­te­grated dual con­trols, giv­ing safe driv­ing from ei­ther side.

PHO­TOS: SUP­PLIED

The Isuzu FSR fit­ted with dual con­trols ready for a com­pactor body and to go to work.

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