A new 510hp engine has encouraged JMT Civil to buy its first Japanese truck. The Sydney-based operation, which specialises in vegetation management, demolition and machinery heavy haulage, has a fleet of eight conventional ‘American-style’ trucks. The fact the Fuso Shogun was available with more than 500hp was central for JMT Civil Director, Joel Taylor, to making the decision to break with tradition when he needed a truck for jobs around metro Sydney.
Inspirational farmer Rob Cook has purchased a Fuso Heavy truck and dog for the family’s cattle operations in South East Queensland. The former rodeo champion was left a quadriplegic after a helicopter crash on a Northern Territory station in 2008 and was told he could not return to his life on the land.
Fuso has set an all-time sales record for Australian truck sales for the year that it celebrated 50 years of local Canter sales.
Fuso has rocked the Japanese heavy-duty truck segment with the Australian launch of the powerful Shogun 510. Specially developed for Australia, the range-topping Shogun packs a mountainous 2500Nm of torque and 510 horsepower, thanks to an advanced Daimler-sourced 13-litre Euro 6 engine.
A capability partner for the Australian Defence Force, Raytheon Australia recently purchased two rigid Shoguns and one prime mover unit. The trucks, which were prepared by RGM Maintenance in Darwin, are now in service.
Fuso will break through the 500hp barrier with a 13-litre Shogun set to arrive in Australia next month.
Fuso will launch a new heavy rigid Shogun model at the Brisbane Truck Show next month. The Shogun 360 was developed as a premium 14-pallet rigid model with class-leading safety, comfort and Euro 6 emissions using a more compact engine.
Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific has strengthened its executive team by appointing Alexander Müller as the new Fuso Truck and Bus Australia Director.
Fuso has become the first manufacturer to feature Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) technology across light, medium and heavy-duty truck classes in Australia with the introduction of the Euro 6 Fighter.