Extra tonne for Fuso tipper
FUSO has anounced that its builtready Wide Cab Canter Tipper has gained an extra tonne of capacity due to a range of engineering upgrades.
This has resulted in its gross vehicle mass (GVM) to increase to 7.5 tonnes and the gross combination mass (GCM) to rise to 11 tonnes.
Fuso has also confirmed the upgraded Wide Cab Canter Tipper has also increased its cubic carrying capacity by more than 14 per cent to 2.4 cubic metres. This further enhancement is a result of increasing the length of the tipper body by 300mm, for a total internal body length measurement of 3150mm.
Fuso says tipping is even easier thanks to a larger hydraulic lift cylinder running at a higher pressure (8.0MPA) and a revised tipper hoist stroke that allows for a maximum tip angle of 60 degrees (up five degrees on the current model).
“The Fuso tipper models are well known for their durability and toughness,” Fuso Truck and Bus director Justin Whitford says. “We are pleased to announce these upgrades to the Wide Cab Canter Tipper, which will mean a lot to drivers delivering load after load who will enjoy a further boost in productivity.”
Fuso points out that the Wide Cab Canter Tipper features an I-Beam front axle for maximum durability when operating in demanding environments. Fuso adds that it is available with a manual gearbox or Fuso’s quick-shifting automated DCT transmission. The choice of transmission does not affect the GVM or GCM rating of the vehicle.
According to Fuso, both the Wide Cab Canter Tipper and its narrowbody City Cab sibling are the only Japanese tippers in their class with a limited slip differential as standard. Also aiding traction are chunky rear tyres designed for slippery job sites.
All Canter tipper models can be specified with 4.5-tonne GVM certification, which allows for them to be driven on a car licence while maintaining a useable payload thanks to the Canter’s low tare weight.