This week in Diesel News, we are talking about a New Trailer Brand, New Isuzus, New ZF, New DAF and Fuso Price Cut.
Graham Lusty Trailers has introduced a new low loader brand, Allison HD. The new brand is a subsidiary of GLT and has already delivered a handful to trailers to local customers.
Initially the product range will focus on 3×4 and 4×4 drop deck, deck wideners and low loaders. Allison HD reckon suspension widening and rows of eight will be available soon. Trailers will be held in stock in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
Fuso Parts Price Cut
Fuso says it has cut the prices of key consumable parts by an average of more than 30 per cent. With the introduction of a new parts pricing regime, the price of more than 10,000 items is set to reduce as part of the initiative.
The price changes follow Fuso’s introduction of a standard warranty that lasts five-years (or a certain amount of km/hours, the amount of which varies from model to model) for all Fuso trucks and the Rosa bus, along with a complimentary first scheduled service and safety check.
Ready To Work Isuzu
Isuzu will unveiling two innovative new Ready to Work models at the Brisbane Truck Show. The NNR 45-150 AMT Vanpack and the NLR 55-150 Tri-Tipper will appear, for the first time, on Isuzu’s display at the show.
These new models will mark the latest evolution of Isuzu’s Ready to Work range. The NLR 55-150 is fitted with a tipper body that can tilt its two cubic metre volume to the left, right or rear. Isuzu’s NNR 45-150 Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) Vanpack is fitted with a ready to work 18.2 cubic metre, pre-built van body.
30 for ZF
On its display at the Brisbane Truck Show, ZF Services Australia, driveline and chassis technology supplier, celebrates its 30th year of business in Australia.
Headlining ZF’s stand will be its newest transmission offering, TraXon, which will be making its Australian debut at the Show. With a modular design, TraXon’s modular design enables the basic transmission to be combined with various setting-off and shift modules. According to ZF, this makes TraXon more economical in practice and gives manufacturers and operators improved flexibility for applications.
New DAF For Europe
DAF used the CV Show in the UK to lift the lid on a new generation of XF and CF trucks. The Dutch manufacturer said engine innovations, new drivelines and aerodynamic optimisations result in up to seven per cent better fuel efficiency.
Fuel efficiency is largely the result of an updated driveline which reduces engine revs. Maximum torque of the Paccar MX-11 and MX-13 engines has been increased significantly and is available from 900rpm to allow down-speeding of the engine. The top-of-the range Paccar MX-13 engine for Europe will produce 530 bhp and 2,600Nm of torque at 1,000rpm.