The current truck range from ITUK comprises of modern, stylish, economical, payload-efficient vehicles from 3500kgs up to 12000kgs GVW. The well-established 3.5 tonne vehicles (whether pre-bodied or as chassis/cabs) are the hard-working ‘GRAFTER’ range. All vehicles above 3500kgs are the ‘FORWARD’ range with the exception of the new 7.5t ‘URBAN’. The ‘FORWARD’ range has vehicles at 5500kgs, 6500kgs, 7500kgs, 11000kgs and 12000kgs GVW.
If a bodied commercial vehicle has an unladen weight that exceeds 2610kgs it must comply with the new Euro VI emission standards. Some commercial vehicles can be bodied and have an unladen weight lower than 2610kgs. In this case the vehicle only needs to comply with Europe’s latest Euro 5b+ emission standards. Isuzu offers its customers a choice of technologies for its ‘GRAFTER’ range. To achieve Euro VI emission standards Isuzu has utilised EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) along with SCR (selective catalytic reaction using AdBlue), a DPD (diesel particulate diffuser) and OBD (on-board diagnostics) technology on its 3.0 litre, 150 PS engine option.
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To achieve the Euro 5b+ emissions requirements Isuzu has achieved this with just EGR and a DPD - still on its 3.0 litre engine but with a slightly reduced power rating of 120 PS. ITUK recommends the Euro 5b+ 120 PS engine option for operations that don’t involve too much heavy towing. However, ALL Isuzu 3.5t ‘GRAFTERS’ can legally tow a trailer and load weighing up to a further 3500kgs* – in other words a designed gross train weight of 7000kgs. If your operation frequently requires towing plant or equipment at or near the 7000kgs designed GTW limit, ITUK recommends the 150 PS engine is the one for you.
The Isuzu ‘FORWARD’ N55.150 Euro VI 5.5t GVW 4x2 rigid is compact and versatile and can have the same 3-man compact narrow cab as Isuzu offers on its 3.5t range. Alternatively it can have the same spacious and well equipped 3-man wide cab as found on the 6.5 and 7.5 tonne models. Both models share the same engine and driveline. Isuzu’s Euro VI 3.0 litre 150 PS engine is matched to a 5 - speed synchromesh overdrive gearbox. Whether you choose a narrow or wide cab, this compact truck is ideal for operations requiring more carrying capacity than 3.5 tonners without having the large physical footprint as perhaps a 7.5 tonner. Finally, all Isuzu’s 5.5 tonners have a designed gross train weight of 9000kgs, meaning they can tow a trailer and load not exceeding 3500kgs.
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In between Isuzu’s 5500kgs and 7500kgs GVW products, Isuzu also produces a vehicle with a GVW of 6500kgs - the ‘FORWARD’ N65.150 Euro VI 6.5t GVW 4x2 rigid. From car transporters and recovery vehicles to home delivery and utilitarian operations, Isuzu’s 6.5 tonne model is a great all-rounder. It has exactly the same cab as the 7.5 tonner and the same driveline as the Isuzu ‘URBAN’ - Euro VI, 3.0 litre 150 PS engine with an option of Isuzu’s Easyshift or manual gearboxes. Its innovative low cab forward control design ensures maximum load capacity and excellent manoeuvrability. In addition this vehicle is engineered to legally tow up to 3500kgs and has a designed gross train weight of 10000kgs.
Isuzu’s 7.5 tonners are renowned for their payload and performance. At home in both rural and urban environments, the slim cab and folding mirrors provide safe passage through tight spots. The ergonomic interior, car-like controls, excellent visibility and manoeuvrability guarantee a comfortable driver experience. The 7.5 tonners are available with Isuzu’s Easyshift or manual gearboxes, matched to a choice of power units, with the added option of either a 3-man day or 7-man crew cab (the latter option only available on the ‘FORWARD’ N75.190, 5.2 litre, 190 PS model).
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These vehicles offer market-leading payload carrying capacity, good fuel economy, easy cross-cab access, reliability and durability. They are popular with customers in small, niche businesses as well as large blue-chip, household-name, fleets.
With the advent of the Euro VI regulations, Isuzu now offers two engine options at 7.5 tonnes. Isuzu has introduced a new model but with a proven driveline pedigree - the Euro VI ‘URBAN’ N75.150 with a turbocharged and intercooled, four-cylinder, 3.0 litre, 150 PS engine. This model sits comfortably alongside Isuzu’s alternative 7.5 tonner – the Euro VI ‘FORWARD’ N75.190 with its turbocharged and intercooled, four-cylinder, 5.2 litre, 190 PS engine.
The Isuzu 11.00 and 12.00 tonne GVW ‘FORWARDS’ both have compact footprints as well as class-leading carrying capacities of 7520kgs and 7952kgs respectively (body/payload). The physical presence of both of these vehicles makes them look more like the European manufacturer’s 7.5 tonners – they really are compact with low chassis heights and great versatility.
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Available with either Isuzu’s Easyshift or manual transmissions they are both easy to drive and offer excellent manoeuvrability. Both models use Isuzu’s Euro VI four-cylinder 5.2 litre engine that offers excellent torque characteristics which means less gear-changing and a more relaxed driving experience – ultimately providing greater fuel efficiency and therefore greater productivity. It’s just the power ratings that differ - the engine of the 11 tonner produces 210 PS and 706Nm torque whilst the engine of the 12 tonner produces 240 PS and 765Nm torque. All of the 11.00t models are built on chassis with steel suspension. On the 12.00t models however air suspension is standard on the 5320mm and optional on the 4990mm wheelbase models. Both of these models are ideal distribution vehicles and both chassis are suitable for boxes, curtainsiders, tippers, flatbeds, dropsides, recovery, plant-carrying, refrigerated, livestock, tankers and waste/recycling vehicles – basically just about everything you can throw at them!