Five new Fuso Shogun 510s have been injected into the Australian rental fleet of TR Group.
The order, when delivery is finalised this year, will entail 20 Fuso Shogun 510 units in total.
TR Group is the largest truck and trailer rental company in New Zealand and is rapidly expanding its footprint in Australia.
It features a full range of prime movers and rigid trucks, as well as a wide array of trailers including PBS-approved A-doubles and Super Bs, as well as refrigerated units.
The Shogun 510 is, at current, the only Japanese truck with more than 500hp.
Specially developed for Australia, the range-topping Shogun 510 packs 2500Nm of torque and 510 horsepower, thanks to an advanced Daimler-sourced 13-litre engine.
In addition, the advanced power unit also features Euro 6 emissions ratings, a big plus for customers keen on emission reduction.
TR Group Australia General Manager, Chris Perry, said the company was keen to get the Shogun 510 into its fleet.
“The advanced safety and performance of the Shogun 510 make it an ideal truck for TR Group,” he said.
“Our customers want new trucks with the latest technology and we know the 13-litre Shogun’s 510hp and especially its 2500Nm of torque is sure to make it a popular addition to our fleet,” said Perry.
Perry said the safety technology on the Shogun 510 was also a big plus.
“TR Group operates the latest trucks and trailers and we always place a very strong emphasis on safety,” said Perry.
“Features such as Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Active Attention Assist (AAA) and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) all tie in with TR Group’s safety-first approach,” he added.
TR Group selects trucks and related equipment that are reliable and fit for purpose.
The TR Group Shogun 510s are fitted out with additional accessories including bullbars, stone-chip guards, beacon lights and seat covers.
Designed for metro and intrastate transport, the Shogun 510 is rated at 63-tonnes gross combination mass and is capable of hauling a single or double trailer set or working as a tough tipper and dog combination.
It is currently available as a 6×4 prime mover or as a rigid.
Fuso Truck and Bus Director, Alex Müller, is excited to see the first TR Group Shogun 510s hit the road.
“TR Group is known for operating the latest and greatest equipment, so it makes sense that they have been quick to adopt the Shogun 510,” he said.
“This truck was developed for the Australian market, because our customers made it clear they wanted more than 500hp and a huge amount of torque in a Japanese truck. Now it is here in the market and customers are showing a great amount of enthusiasm. We know it will be popular with TR Group customers given it is the only Japanese truck with so much power and torque, as well as the latest safety features,” said Müller.
The 510’s Daimler OM471 six-cylinder engine hits its maximum power output at 1600rpm while its maximum torque of 2500Nm is available from just 1100rpm.
According to a media release from Daimler, 86 per cent of maximum torque is available from just 800rpm and 84 per cent of maximum torque is still available at 1700rpm.
The advanced engine features an asymmetric turbocharger and the latest generation common rail system with variable pressure boosting for ultimate fuel efficiency.