FUSO Trucks a brand of Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa, has announced the FJ26-280C HYP, an addition to its popular FJ range.
A variant of the FJ26-280C, launched in southern Africa in 2017, the “HYP” alludes to the hypoid rear axles (single reduction axles), which the company says help lower fuel consumption and reduce the tare weight of the vehicle. This is to ensure that the vehicle can accommodate a six-cubic-meter concrete mixer and still comply with the permissible axle loads.
“We are immensely excited to be adding another new model to the FUSO brand, built on proven reliability and durability of the FUSO FJ range,” said Ziyad Gaba, Head of FUSO Trucks Southern Africa.
“We pride ourselves in constantly improving our existing product offering through monitoring customer requirements and market trends. With the FJ-26-280C HYP we are offering our customers a more versatile and fuel-efficient solution.”
The new model is offered with a 6.4-litre direct-injection engine, producing 205 kW of power at 2 200 rpm, with the torque levelling out at 1 100 Nm between 1 200 rpm to 1500 rpm.
The 6S20 Daimler engine delivers higher torque over a wide range of engine speeds and is paired with the G131 nine-speed manual transmission with crawler gear. The flat torque curve of the engine reduces the need for frequent gear shifting.
This vehicle has oil lubricated fuel injection pumps which inject the precise quantity of required fuel at high pressure, resulting in improved combustion of fuel, delivering unmatched fuel efficiency.
The engine features an e-viscous electric fan, and its intermittent operation improves fuel economy by disengaging the fan when the engine is operating below a preset temperature.
Further to this, the FUSO FJ26-280C HYP will also be available with both the engine PTO (Power Take Off) and a transmission PTO, allowing the customer the flexibility to either fit a mixer or tipper body when taking delivery of the vehicle, in the event of a body change during the life cycle of the vehicle, this will still be possible.
This truck has a clutch wear indicator for preventive maintenance and differential lock making it easy to operate in difficult conditions.
The model features an aerodynamic FUSO FJ cab which reduces tractive resistance and increases fuel efficiency. The aesthetically appealing vehicle has a wider cabin tilt angle and hydraulic system, easy to lift and widely opens allowing easy access to the engine bay.
Added on the vehicle as well is a three-piece bumper contributing to safety and low maintenance costs. The improved aesthetics on the bumper give the vehicle a good fit and finishing.
The FUSO FJ26-280C HYP doors fully open and allow for easy entry and exit, due to two low footsteps and two climbing handles making it easier for the driver to get in and out, and less tiring.
Currently, the new model is offered mainly on the concrete mixer application. Customers can also use the vehicle for other applications such as tipper, water tanker, and waste management.
The current FUSO FJ 26-280C model will still be available.