ISUZU INNOVATION TIPS THREE WAYS
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).