A Sunshine Coast furniture removalist has become the first operator in Australia to take delivery of a JAC light duty truck.
Bill Watt a 30 year veteran of the furniture removals industry purchased Australia’s first JAC from Sunshine Coast based dealer Ray Grace Truck Sales at Forest Glen and said that the truck’s Cummins engine was a major factor in deciding to give JAC a try.
“I have traditionally run Japanese built trucks but a recent glitch with one of those trucks left us high and dry and well and truly out of pocket so we decided to give JAC a go,” said Mr Watt.
“Price was obviously a consideration but the main factor was the Cummins engine and the strong warranty.
“Obviously the price was very attractive given that the JAC was $20,000 less than the quote I received for an equivalent truck from the Japanese brand we have been using up until now, but the peace of mind that comes from a Cummins engine and strong warranty was far more important in my eyes,” said Mr Watt.
The 6.5 tonne JAC J65 is powered by a 3.8 litre Cummins ISF engine and a six speed JAC transmission with a 6.5 tonne GVM.
The J65 delivers maximum power of 141hp at 2600rpm and 450Nm of torque at 1300rpm.