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Metroll takes on Fuso Fighter

A new Fuso Fighter 2427 has been ordered by Metroll Australia. Based in Dubbo, New South Wales, the Australian roofing and cladding manufacturer also produces rainwater and fencing products and operates its own fleet.

Metroll Dubbo, General Manager, Cary James, said consultation with each of its locations provided feedback on its equipment. This included its trucks.

“The trucks are chosen on past performance,” he said. “The Fuso Fighter has done a great job for a long time, so we have stuck with it.”

Metroll Australia has been operating the new Fuso 2427 Fighter for nearly six months. It was ordered through Hartwigs in Dubbo and specified with a custom body designed for metal delivery that included a Hiab crane for unloading cargo in compact delivery spaces. Metroll operates the vehicle up to 300km in every direction from Dubbo.

Rated to 23 tonnes, it runs a 7.5 litre four-cylinder diesel that generates 270hp. Metroll purchased the Allison automatic six-speed transmission. A nine-speed Eaton manual transmission is also available.

Rob Okros, Metroll Dubbo Logistics Manager, said the Fuso 2427 Fighter had met the expectations required of it.

“Out here in the bush we cover a fair amount of kilometres,” Okros said.

“We go out 300km in every direction from Dubbo, so it gets a fair workout. It covers all kinds of terrain from around Dubbo and Orange to Bathurst, Oberon, Mudgee and the edge of the Blue Mountains.”

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