Pirtek backs long association with Isuzu

Isuzu supplies over 100 vehicles to Pirtek nationally.

From its original location in Rydalmere, New South Wales through to Newman in Central Western Australia, Pirtek boasts a wide range of outlets.

It specialises in the supply and maintenance of hydraulic hoses and fittings for large-scale mining machines as well as small excavators on home building sites.

Pirtek supports its customers with highly specified mobile service vehicles across the Pirtek network in Australia.

There are an estimated 100 Isuzu trucks in the fleet, the majority chosen from Isuzu’s 4,500 kg – 7,500 kg GVM N Series range.

Franchisees rely on these service trucks to meet the growing demands of their home-grown Australian customer base.

Brand Manager for Pirtek, Brian Watson, said the popularity of Isuzu product for the purpose of mobile service units comes down to the variety and versatility of models on offer.

“Our vehicles have to work in a wide range of conditions and locations, so we work with each franchisee plus the engineering group at Isuzu Trucks to best cater for what is required out in the field,” said Watson.

“Pirtek has very high standards in terms of quality with our products and service, and that includes presentation.

“When a Pirtek technician arrives on site, the customer quickly appreciates the professional approach, including the way the service vehicles are presented and laid out.”

Each Pirtek mobile unit is integrated with a custom service body by Allweld Manufacturing in Queensland to allow for large volume and weight of stock. Gullwing doors allow the technicians to work under cover, and trucks sport a high-demand electrical system on-board to power tools and hose assembly equipment. ​

As well as owning Pirtek Ballarat, Dealer Principal Darren Campi has another two operations, one servicing the Whitsunday & Collinsville region and the other servicing Mount Isa to Cloncurry — one of the largest territories in the country.

“The one thing we say as part of the Pirtek network is that every day is different with the type of work we undertake,” said Campi.

“Industry in Ballarat and the areas that we service include manufacturing, forestry, construction, agriculture and civil works, so it is very diverse.

“The NPR is easy to drive, works well in tight places and the turning circle is a massive bonus in some of our trickier locations.”

The drawcard of the Isuzu NPR 75-190 is a power punch delivered from a four-cylinder, 16-valve SOHC turbo diesel engine, offering 513 Nm of torque at between 1,600 – 2,600 rpm. ​

Transmission choices for the NPR include an easy-to-operate, two-pedal, fully Automated Manual Transmission and a 6-speed manual for maximum driver control in any rougher terrain.

Reliability of product and the backing of a trusted partner, according to Brian Watson, are among the key criteria for supporting their transport fleet.

“Across the country we have over 100 Isuzu trucks in operation that ensures we offer efficient servicing and can get our customers back in business quickly,” he said.

“Pirtek is delighted that Isuzu Trucks shares the same philosophy to putting the customer first.

“Through the extensive dealer network across Australia, we are able to ensure the wheels are kept turning to meet our customers’ needs.”

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