Additions to Isuzu Ready to Work Range
September 24, 2019
Isuzu has added two new additions to its Ready-to-Work range, both with a view to the trades and construction markets.
They are single and crew-cab iterations of the NNR 55/45-150 AMT Traypack with automated manual transmission (AMT).
Weighing in at 4,500kg gross vehicle mass (GVM), it can be operated without the need for a truck licence.
It is also available in the single cab rated at 5,500kg GVM, with a gross combination mass (GCM) of 9,000 kg and even more payload.
The truck is powered by Isuzu’s four-cylinder 4JJ1-TCS engine and producing 110 kW (148hp) at 2,800 rpm, the NNR has maximum torque of 375Nm at 1,600-2,800 rpm.
It also features Isuzu’s fully independent, FI026 wishbone front suspension system. At the rear, the truck is fitted with Isuzu’s full-floating R050 banjo type suspension.
“The TC-AMT delivers a sophisticated, intuitive drive, with smooth gear changes and a car-like experience behind the wheel,” the truckmaker says.
“It provides all the shift quality and launch feeling of a full auto, with the fuel economy and control of a well-driven manual.
“Drivers also enjoy more control, with the kick-down detent on the accelerator pedal.
“This feature has been developed specifically for the Australian market and road situations such as a driver coasting toward a roundabout or intersection with the intention of either accelerating or braking as required.
“The TC-AMT also includes a shift lever featuring a ‘P’ position, which engages a parking pawl and gear that stops main shaft rotation and is capable of holding a fully laden truck when parked on a slope.”
The truck comes with a standard reversing camera, while ladder racks, handy underbody storage and foldaway access steps are optional extras.
“With the addition of independent front suspension to the tried and tested NNR platform, we’re confident the prudent buyer will see the clear advantages of this transport solution,” Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) national sales manager Les Spaltman says.
“The ready-built nature of the NNR Traypack ticks a number of boxes for tradies, from fuel savings and driver access through to the ultra-reliability of the Isuzu 4JJ1 engine.
“This is the complete trade package.”