Fuso is one of the most renown names in the heavy truck and bus industry. The company’s history dates back to 1932 when the first Fuso, the B46 bus, was built by the Mitsubishi Shipping Company in Japan. The company has since grown to become a trendsetter in the trucking industry, constantly pushing boundaries and making new developments for the benefit of truck operators all over the world. Fuso has gone through several corporate developments since its inception and has now been an integral part of the Daimler AG family in 2006.
Fuso’s Built Ready Truck Range
Fuso’s affinity for innovation and dedication to customer satisfaction has led the company to constantly seek feedback and find ways to improve their customer experience. The trucking industry is exceptionally competitive and heavily regulated making the development of new innovations a challenging task.
In order to reduce delivery times of new trucks and truck spare parts, Fuso developed a range of Built Ready trucks. These new ready-to-go trucks were developed to help companies hit the ground running with a fully operational truck from day one. The Built Ready range trucks are available as Tipper, Alloy Tray, Pantech, and Refrigerated Body types for shipment all over the world.
The New Wide Cab Tipper with something extra
After years of manufacturing and operating tippers, Fuso realized that the industry required a new development in the area of truck capacity. Many clients measure trucks mainly by how much weight it can carry. However, the manufacturer knows that there are several conditions necessary to enable a truck to operate efficiently.
Fuso’s unique blend of technology and engineering solutions that have enabled the company to increase the capacity of their Canter Tipper by a whole tonne without breaking the trucking industry regulations and standards.
The Fuso Built Ready Canter Tipper’s GVM and GCM are now classified as 7.5 tonnes and 11 tonnes respectively. Moreover, it is now the envy of all other tippers in the region, gaining 14% more cubic carrying capacity to manage a load of 2.4 cubic metres without breaking a sweat.
Innovative Engineering Upgrades
In order to achieve the power and balance necessary to handle the extra weight and volume, Fuso engineers needed to implement a wide range of innovative engineering solutions. These innovations not only made the truck stronger and bigger but also increased its overall efficiency and ease of use. True to the company’s dedication to customer satisfaction, many of the engineering upgrades were made simply to make the client more comfortable.
The main modification that Fuso made to their truck was to increase the length of the Tipper. Road regulations and standards generally limit the width of vehicles to protect other road users. The length of a vehicle, however, has fewer limitations.
Fuso increased the length of their tipper body by 300mm effectively increasing the internal body length to 3150mm. The truck’s robust construction including an I-beam front axle provides the necessary strength and durability t handle the extra weight.
The big question in the new truck’s design was how it would perform its primary task as a tipper. Tippers are typically loaded from above with a payload that can roll out the back of the truck when the back of the truck’s body is raised up. The truck uses a system of hydraulic rams to raise the front of the body while a pivot holds the back of the body in place so that the payload can be tipped off the truck.
The added tonne of weight in the new tipper’s capacity meant that the standard hydraulic lift needed to be upgraded. Fuso implemented a new hydraulic lift cylinder that could handle 8.0 MPA pressure as well as an increased maximum tip angle 60 degrees, as opposed to the conventional 55 degrees. The upgrades have made Fuso’s new tipper one of the most efficient tippers down under.
The Tipper is also equipped with a Limited Slip Differential as a standard component. Conventional open differential systems allow power to move freely to the wheels while the limited slip has an added safety function. In the event that the truck wheels begin to slip, the limited slip differential system uses friction resistance to control the flow of power and make sure both wheels rotate with an equal amount of power.
Fuso’s innovative new wide Cab Canter Tipper is a successful endeavour in giving its customers more value for their money. With its added volume, the clients will be able to boost their productivity while reducing their overhead expenses.
To further cement their relationship with the customer, the new tipper comes with a five year or 200,000km Fuso manufacturer warranty. This assures the customer that Fuso is ready to confidently stand by its new product.
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