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Batman-themed Isuzu FYX never sleeps

Sydney-based FS Transport uses its Isuzu FYX 2500 10x4 truck to haul granite, marble and engineered stone slabs for the construction industry.

Fred Sassine, FS Transport Owner-operator, told commercial vehicle manufacturer, Isuzu Australia, that his trucks cover upwards of 200 kilometres a day and operate at full capacity, which is why it is imperative that his fleet has the reliability and adaptability to perform in a range of environments over vast distances.

“We purchased the FYX platform and had it fully customised by adding an additional axle for weight distribution and a six-tonne capacity crane,” he said. “We also had the entire truck wrapped in a Batman and Gotham city decal, as we intend to take the truck to charity events.”

The new FYX 2500 10x4 has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 35 tonnes, featuring power at 257kW at 2,000 rpm and torque of 1,422Nm at 1,400 rpm.

The truck also features Isuzu’s load-sharing front suspension, Hendrickson HLM-2 tag axle rear suspension and a six-speed Allison 4430 series automatic transmission. Safety features include: driver side airbag, an ADR 42 compliant sleeper with mattress, an ECE-R93 compliant Front Underun Protection Device (FUPD) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).

FS Transport told Isuzu Australia that it is regularly required to hoist, position then transport extremely heavy, unconventional items, which is why having every transport contingency covered provides a massive advantage on other configurations.

“We don’t just specialise in heavy freight,” said Sassine. “We can also relocate factories and warehousing, crane hire, crane lifts, unpacking, storage and general freight. We don’t place our eggs in one basket, so a highly specialised vehicle was a necessity.”

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