Isuzu introduces new 8×4 range

Isuzu Australia has announced the release of the new FY Series 8×4 range, which will include nine model variants that were specifically developed for the Australian market.

The new FY Series will comprise the FYJ 2000, FYH 2000 and FYX 2500 (10×4), all boasting load-sharing steer axles by Meritor that allow for a front axle group capacity of more than 13 tonnes, resulting in a GVM ranging between 30 and 35 tonnes, depending on the model.

According to Product Planning and Engineering Support Manager, Colin White.
Isuzu could have introduced an 8×4 range several years ago but waited for the load-sharing technology to come through. “Isuzu has produced this configuration for some time and these trucks have been successful in other markets. For maximum impact in the Australian market, however, we wanted a specification that included load-sharing front axles, and this component was developed specifically for Australia.”

The FY range is powered by the SiTEC Series III 350 engine, commonly used in Isuzu’s FX models.
The 9.8 litre, 6-cylinder Euro V engine produces 257 kW at 2,000 RPM and 1,422 Nm between 1,200 and 1,500 RPM.

According to Isuzu, the range provides clients with an assortment of vocational options, such as agitators, concrete pumping, front end refuse, hooklift bin collection, and water tanker applications. 

“While Isuzu has dominated the light and medium duty market segments for many years, our product offering in the heavy sector has been limited,” Isuzu Australia’s Director and Chief Operating Officer, Phil Taylor, said.
“The launch of the FY Series (…) will go a considerable way to addressing this.”

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