There are quite a few reasons why the Isuzu FTR is one of the top Class 6 trucks on the road today: It delivers a unique mix of a 25,950-lb GVWR with a low-cab-forward design that gives it fantastic maneuverability and visibility along with the ability to carry more cargo than a conventional Class 6 truck at the same wheelbase. The FTR has a smaller “footprint” than a conventional truck, so with a 26-ft body, it’s about the same size as a conventional truck with a 20-ft body.
POWER TO HUSTLE
With a GVWR of 25,950 lbs and eight available wheelbase lengths—ranging from 152 to 248 inches, which can accommodate bodies from 14 to 30 ft long—the 2018 FTR needs the power to hustle and haul. Isuzu equipped its FTR with its turbocharged 5.2-liter 4HK1-TC engine, providing 215 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission with power take-off (PTO) capability.
This dock-height Class 6 truck is equipped with Dana axles with 12,000-lb front capacity and 19,000-lb rear suspension. The FTR rolls on Bridgestone or Continental 11R22.5 (front highway, rear traction) tires fitted to 22.5-inch x 8.25-inch steel wheels. FTR features full air brakes, rear bolted suspension, rear leaf springs, and a 100-gal aluminum fuel tank on an 80 ksi-strength frame.
DESIGNED TO DELIVER
FTR is designed to make life a little easier, whether it’s during preventive maintenance or urban maneuverability. With a 50-degree turning radius and turning lights for side-of-road illumination, FTR is made for delivering around town. Its tilt cab eases maintenance woes, while a front hood offers easy access to the washer fluid reservoir. Rain water channels on the top of the cab mean increased visibility during wetter days.
FTR features a passenger-side ground clearance mirror and driver-side wide entry step for ease of entry and exit. FTR’s doors open to 90 degrees, making the climb in and out easier.
CAB EXTRAS COUNT
FTR’s spacious, three-across cab seating and adjustable armrest for driver comfort and fatigue reduction—not to mention the suspension seat with adjustable height control—make it a pleasure to drive. Its outstanding driver maneuverability and visibility promote safe driving in various environments and geographical locations. A few of FTR’s other creature comforts include overhead storage, AM/FM/CD radio with AUX and USB, tilt and telescopic steering column, parking air brake, and large storage area behind the seats.
The FTR is assembled at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Michigan, an all-new assembly plant that represents a $6.5 million investment and has created many new jobs for the Michigan workforce.
The Isuzu FTR—it provides Class 6 capability, a class-leading warranty, plus an LCF design for improved visibility and maneuvering teamed with a fuel-efficient diesel powertrain. No wonder Isuzu has been America’s #1 selling Low-Cab-Forward truck line since 1986 and why your next Class 6 truck should be an Isuzu FTR.
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Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. is the distributor of Isuzu commercial trucks in the US. Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Find out more, visit www.isuzucv.com.
MODERN WORKTRUCK SOLUTIONS: JANUARY 2018 ISSUE
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