Isuzu Truck to demonstrate latest refuse-collection-bodied trucks suited to urban operations at RWM

Isuzu Truck will be demonstrating its latest models built for the refuse collection and waste management sector at next month’s RWM exhibition in Birmingham.

The manufacturer’s new Euro-6 Forward F120.240 12-tonne rigid chassis will be on the stand – the first one fitted with a refuse collection body – alongside an Isuzu Urban N75.150 rigid featuring an RCV body and bar lift.

Keith Child, marketing director at Isuzu Truck, said: “The 2015 range of Isuzu trucks are proving to be extremely popular within the refuse and waste management sector because they provide extremely good value for money as well as the flexibility needed to optimise vehicle load and specification. All our vehicles are recognised for their high payload capabilities, because of their lightweight chassis and advanced engineering, which is linked to strong performance and proven reliability.”

The 12-tonne Forward on display has been ordered by Tamworth operator WM Briers & Sons. It features a Garwood 8m³ Powapact single-compaction refuse body, complete with heavy-duty trade lift and VWS tradeweigh calibrated load cells, as well as a work-box mounted behind the cab for the collection of fluorescent tubes.

Initially launched 18 months ago, Isuzu said its Urban 7.5-tonne 4 x 2 chassis offers industry-leading payload and impressive fuel economy from its turbocharged and intercooled, four-cylinder 3.0-litre, 150PS diesel engine.

The model to be exhibited features Isuzu’s ‘Easyshift’ automated transmission and the chassis has been modified to a reduced 2,900mm wheelbase. The Isuzu N75.150(E) chassis is fitted with a 5.1 m³ NTM K Series RCV body and bar lift, and after the show it will join existing Isuzu vehicles in the M6 Vehicle Hire fleet, based in Birmingham.

“Flexibility is the key to the success of the current Isuzu truck range. The chassis are ideally suited to multi-purpose operations and the compact overall footprint allows the vehicles to operate in a cross-section of locations, from narrow rural country lanes through to congested urban streets and highways,” added Child.

RWM 2015 takes place at NEC Birmingham on 15, 16 and 17 September.