Review: 2016 Fuso Heavy FV51 Tanker Truck
2016 Fuso Heavy FV51: The Introduction
The tank truck used to be one of the most difficult vehicle to drive on the road, primarily because of its high center of gravity, not to mention its hefty weight and incredible size. However, recent developments brought to us by some of its leading manufacturers have dealt with most of the dilemmas that plagued tanker operators more than a few of decades ago. In fact, the variety of tanker trucks have never been as good as it’s been during the last few years, especially that we now get to enjoy different sizes and configuration that can cater to specific applications that can ‘efficiently’ complement and fit right into our existing business setup. In today’s review, we’ll showcase one of the latest tankers in the market coming from one of Australia’s established manufacturer; the 2016 Fuso Heavy FV51 Tanker Truck.
2016 Fuso Heavy FV51: Key Features
High quality build
One thing that’s been really consistent among Fuso’s wide range of trucks is the company’s simple but classic design that’s nearly become an iconic look in the Australian trucking market. Same concept comes with much of the FV51 design, though critical upgrades have also been incorporated to ensure that the heavy-duty tanker can showcase its full versatility and efficiency in the ever challenging Australian landscape. In addition, the imposing appearance of the FV51 has also been backed up by top quality specs and components that are in line with international trucking industry standards and guidelines.
Efficient and powerful engine
The Fuso Heavy FV51 new generation intercooled, 6 Cyl. In-line OHV, turbocharged power plant provides 24% more torque, while also protecting the environment with its SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) Emission Control. Meanwhile, the truck also features 12 Speed automated transmission with ECO mode for reduced and more efficient fuel consumption.
Comfortable cabin setup
The FV51 features an improved cabin design that is highlighted by its ergonomic dash that makes it much easier for the driver to manage the control system and instrumentations. The Fuso driver environment features easy to read comprehensive instruments and a colour display with additional information such as fuel economy. The new tanker also features good spacing and ample space to operate and also relax during extended road trips and operations. In addition, the Heavy comes standard with the Fuso Multimedia Unit which includes satellite navigation with truck mapping, digital radio, Bluetooth® radio connectivity, iPod® interface and DVD player.
Improved safety and serviceability
Another impressive factor about the Fuso Heavy is the consistency of reliable safety features that’s always been among the Heavy line’s key selling points. In addition, though, the FV51 top-notch suspension and braking system to go along with its improved design and configuration that provide easier access to some of the truck’s service points in order to make maintenance and regular checkups much more convenient for the operator.
2016 Fuso Heavy FV51: Price
New: $211,990 GST Inclusive – Fuso Geelong
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2016 Fuso Heavy FV51: The Verdict
The 2016 Fuso Heavy FV51 Tanker Truck presents a strong option for contractors who wants to get a headstart in the trucking industry. The truck boasts of a long-term potential and is even nicely backed up by the manufacturer’s 3 Years,(200,000kms) or 4,000 operating hours (whichever comes first) and 3 Years Cab Perforation/Anti Corrosion warranty, which is always a nice privilege that comes along with Fuso’s heavy-duty trucks. The chassis’ reliable and durable design is a also a great factor to consider, especially that the FV51 is bound to handle anything short of hard-nosed applications and tasks. Rounding up, the Heavy FV51’s price tag may come as a little hefty for smaller operators and startups. However, the new features and long-term benefits of the truck will surely make it a strong investment for your business’ now and in the future.