ISUZU IN­NO­VA­TION TIPS THREE WAYS

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ISUZU AUS­TRALIA has an­nounced what it says is an in­no­va­tive new ad­di­tion to its Ready to Work range of trucks: the NLR 55/45-150 Tri-Tip­per. The Ja­panese fac­tory-built tip­per body is able to to tilt to the left side, right or rear. “It of­fers much greater flex­i­bil­ity, mean­ing cus­tomers are less de­pen­dent on ac­cess,” Isuzu Aus­tralia’s chief en­gi­neer, prod­uct strat­egy, Si­mon Humphries says.

“A coun­cil might need to spread mulch along on a na­ture strip, for ex­am­ple. The TriTip­per al­lows them to do this with an ease well be­yond what’s pos­si­ble if they’re re­liant on a tra­di­tional tip­per that only tilts at the rear.”

The truck’s pre-built tip­per body is con­structed with durable heavy-duty steel and fea­tures drop sides and an auto-re­lease two-way tail­gate. It also has an auto-re­lease body lock­down hook, shovel rack and non-slip side steps.

The tip­per func­tion of­fers 20-sec­ond raise and lower times and rope rails on both left and right sides.

Un­der­neath is the Isuzu 4JJ1-TCS en­gine, rated at 110kW @ 2800rpm and 375Nm @ 1600-2800rpm.

The en­gine is cou­pled to Isuzu’s MYY-5T 5-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion. It has a GVM of 5500kg, which can be de-rated to 4500kg so it can be driven on a car li­cence.

The Tri-Tip­per is sup­ported by a suite of tech­nol­ogy, in­clud­ing safety fea­tures such as Isuzu’s Elec­tronic Sta­bil­ity Con­trol (IESC), Anti-lock Brak­ing Sys­tem (ABS), Anti-Skid Reg­u­la­tor (ASR) and Hill-Start As­sist (HSA).

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