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Australian waste business invests in Isuzu

Australian liquid waste company, Serious, has added an Isuzu FRR 107-210 medium wheelbase model its fleet to provide a more reliable transport service for its customers.

Serious Operations Manager, Damon Gibson, told Isuzu that he and founder, Floyd Hastie, have taken the business from strength to strength.

“When Floyd started this business, the waste industry was nothing more than a pump-out service,” said Gibson.

“Now we clean all toilets on site from top to bottom, with service being the focus. It’s about working hard, but I’m proud to be part of it. We are serious about service, and always will be.

“We specialise in bulk liquid waste transportation and the hiring and servicing of portable toilets from the home renovator to the construction industry. Not forgetting that a big part of our business is event waste management,” he said.

According to Gibson, Serious’ new Isuzu FRR 107-210 is a step-up for capacity.

“Its ability to carry bigger loads will save us money, and provide a better service to our customers,” said Gibson. “The Isuzus are more capable of handling weight than the other truck brands we own, and they’re far smoother to drive.”

The FRR 107-210 has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of 10,700kg and a turbocharged Isuzu N-4HK1-TCS engine – a highly fuel-efficient, low-emissions engine, which can produce 154 kW at 2,400 rpm and 726 Nm at 1,600 rpm.

“Floyd ergonomically designs our vehicle bodies to make the job easier, and is always looking to improve on the next, every time. It’s that attention to detail that sets us apart from the rest – much like Isuzu said Gibson.

With ease of operation one of Serious’ priorities, the company reportedly chose the FRR’s third generation torque converter equipped Automated Manual Transmission (TC-AMT), with fully automatic and clutchless manual operation modes. Isuzu’s TC-AMT provides a sophisticated and intuitive driving experience for Serious’ drivers, which Damon said matches the company’s business strategy.

“The FRR’s capability is huge,” said Gibson. “We’ll be able to react to new jobs a lot quicker and enhance our profits. Our Isuzus have been by far the most impressive, we have two new trucks being built right now.”

Demolition and earthworks business, Delta Group, has recently taken delivery of an Isuzu FYX 10x4 model with hook lift, diversifying the fleet’s capabilities.

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