Light Truck Reviews

THREE DIMENSIONAL | ISUZU Trucks -Isuzu helps you put what you want, where you want it

ISUZU’S three-way tipper simplifies the task of putting what you want, where you want – Brenton O’Connor reports. One of the key new model releases at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show was the Isuzu NLR 55/45- 150 Tri-Tipper. This release sparked great interest from the trucking community, and the number of enquiries and subsequent orders of this unique new offering ...

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TURNING JAPANESE | Light Truck Review – FUSO

The close focus on developing technologies would suggest that a typical Japanese transport operation would be at the forefront of computer-based systems. Brenton O’Connor found the exact opposite during a recent visit to Tokyo. Transport companies, whilst aiming to achieve the same outcome of delivering goods from A to B, differ greatly throughout the world in their method of operation. ...

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HINO 4X4 – Hino is heading into new territory | TRUCK REVIEW

With all-wheel-drive alternatives, Hino is heading into new territory. Words by Brenton O’Connor Up until now, operators requiring a light-duty, 4×4 truck in cabover configuration, were limited to either an Isuzu N Series or a Fuso Canter. Whilst Hino has been a very successful contender in the light-duty Japanese truck market for many years, its variants only included 4×2 axle configurations. ...

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EURO OPTIONS

EURO OPTIONS When it comes to buying a light truck, are you feeling European in your tastes? Do the options available from the factories of Italy, France, Germany and Turkey tempt your tastebuds in the quest for comfort, practicality, fuel economy and safety, or would you be better off with Australia’s favourite light truck standby, the products of Japan? Admittedly, ...

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Family Ties

UD Trucks has a strong reputation over decades ofavailability inAustralia. Dave Whyte tries out the MK11 250 at the lighter end of the marke The UD brand has come a long way since it became a member of the Volvo Group. While UD Trucks has always had a loyal following in Australia, in recent years it would seem the brand has ...

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Happy HINO

With its best sales results for seven years, the Hino brand is hopeful of continued growth through 2016 Amidst the power and the passion associated with customers that consistently buy heavily customised trucks with North American drivelines, or highly sophisticated European makes, there exists almost a third dimension of truck buyers, those that just want a utilitarian workhorse. Welcome to ...

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Tradie’s Special

Isuzu has trumped the ute market by offering a fully-bodied service pack fit out for the compact NLR light truck. If you’ve been following the sales performance of the Japanese truck manufacturers you’d be aware that Isuzu can rightfully claim to have held the number-one sales spot nationally, for the entire truck category, for 27 consecutive years. That solid performance ...

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Smart Solutions

Close cooperation brings its own rewards: Words and images by Chris Mullett Fleet orders of 50 vehicles in one hit are something of a rarity in the Australian market. But, when the fleet in question encompasses a customer service requirement on a national basis, it’s imperative that proper research takes place prior to placing the initial order. Delivery Magazine has ...

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Daily Gets Dirty

Dave Whyte plays in the mud with the Iveco Daily 4×4 The Iveco Daily is a popular model in the light-truck market, with plenty to offer in terms of comfort and performance. With different cab options, a strong driveline and the ability to be driven with a car licence, it is certainly a versatile model, and a strong sales performer for ...

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The Daily Double

IVECO’s crew-cab light truck has much to offer IVECO is continuing its revitalised restructuring throughout its range, and the Daily is no exception, with the latest models being far superior in terms of quality and appeal than the early production versions. The Daily dual-cab in light truck form at 4.5 tonnes GVM is a specific case in point. Able to ...

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