February 21, 2020

Isuzu say they are happy with 2016 AFAC response

Isuzu tell us this year’s event was a big success for the truck manufacturer…

Isuzu say they are happy with 2016 AFAC response

It’s one of the biggest events on the calendar for Isuzu and the Japanese truck brand tell us they are delighted with how the recent AFAC conference and exhibition panned out.

The AFAC, or Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council exhibition, featured Isuzu’s largest and most comprehensive exhibit to date.

Taking centre stage was a prototype Isuzu FTS 4×4 featuring a full firefighting platform and a custom-built safety cabin with rear access able to withstand a roll or burn-over.

Isuzu say they are happy with 2016 AFAC response
Isuzu say their prototype firefighting unit gained a lot of attention at the expo.

Isuzu National Fleet Sales Manager, Les Spaltman, says there was a lot of interest in the truck.

“At IAL we’ve worked hard in recent times to continue to diversify and improve our Special Purpose range,”

“The AFAC prototype has a re-rated GVM of 14.2 tonne, up from 13.9, which essentially equates to greater load capacity. And when you’re fighting wildfire, any advantage, whatever shape it may take, is always welcome.

“We’ve enjoyed a mutually beneficial association with the emergency services sector over the years, and we’ve taken on their feedback.

“We’ll continue to respond to the needs of the industry, and we’ll continue to deliver the sort of reliability and dependability our customers have come to expect and indeed demand.”

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