Specifying the Tools of the Trade with Isuzu Trucks

Specifying the right vehicle for a job is a critical challenge faced by any trade business, whether it’s a larger fleet-based operation or an owner-driver scenario.

From potential losses in productivity and profitability to excessive fuel use and cost, research suggests applying the right vehicle to the application at hand can save you thousands over the life span of a truck.

Isuzu Trucks’ recently released, Future of Trucking Report confirms that operators are increasingly finding that new, pre-built, fuel efficient trucks meet the needs of their businesses, boosting productivity and profitability. In fact, 65 percent of Aussie businesses surveyed as part of the research expressed a strong preference for pre-bodied, turn-key truck solutions.

Heeding the call again in 2021, Isuzu Trucks is back with its popular Ready-to-Work, Traypack sales campaign beginning April 1.

Robust versatility

Leading the charge (along with the price point), is the versatile NLR 45-150 Traypack short wheelbase model with Isuzu’s ultra-efficient automated manual transmission (AMT).

Sturdy, reliable and certainly powerful for its class, the Isuzu NLR 45-150 SWB Traypack features a gross vehicle mass of 4,500 kg and a gross combination mass of 8,000 kg, as well as 110 kW of power @ 2,800 rpm and 375 Nm of torque @ 1,600 rpm–2,800 rpm.

Fitted with Isuzu’s indomitable 4-cylinder, 16-valve 4JJ1-TCS engine and powering a compact N Series platform, the NLR 45-150 SWB Traypack delivers both muscle and manoeuvrability to comfortably navigate tight metro streets and rugged regional terrain.

Built truck-tough, this extremely adaptable solution comes pre-built with a heavy-duty aluminium tray, integrated load restraint anchor points and removable drop sides and rear tailgate.

From a city-based plumber hauling wet tools and towing a skid-steer, to a craft brewery carting kegs of amber ale, the Traypack delivers on not only application adaptability, but the type of truck durability expected of Australia’s leading brand.

Body beautiful

With a generous, factory-backed 3.15-metre tray, the NLR Traypack is ready to take on those larger, awkwardly-sized payloads that your typical van or ute struggle with.

Being pre-built, you can drive the truck out of your dealer’s lot, and straight on to your next job – with the appropriate insurance arrangements in place, of course.

With the added ability for this truck to be driven on a standard car licence, as well as the ready-to-work, turnkey nature of the NLR Traypack, the argument for this solution is strong—whichever trade or industry you’re in.

Big sky thinking

Isuzu Australia Limited National Sales Manager Les Spaltman welcomed back the return of Isuzu’s Ready-to-Work Traypack campaign, urging Aussie tradies to think outside the box.

“We know the immediate, pre-bodied, factory-backed nature of this range translates to convenience, efficiency and productivity for Aussie trades.

“Tradespeople of all persuasions needn’t look further. Our Ready-to-Work range covers just about every end-use, with truck-tough durability, fuel efficiency, robust towing capacity and that all important payload.”

Sam Gangemi

Marketing and Advertising Manager, Isuzu Australia Limited

Arkajon Communications

Public Relations Agency


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About Isuzu Trucks

Isuzu Truck's promise to deliver a premium product to the Australian market has been proudly and consistently upheld. The measure of our commitment is reflected in the number of trucks on the road that bear our marque, and the number of successful companies relying on Isuzu trucks every day. When we talk about reliability, we're not just talking about trucks, but also about people and indeed our entire philosophy. In addition to our in-house Customer Care Centre, customers also have access to an extensive range of service and support programs designed to ensure that Isuzu truck ownership is a positive and rewarding experience for all concerned.


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