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ELECTRIC DETECTIVE | TRANSPORT NEWS-ISUZU

For the past ten years, Darryl has owned and operated Darryl Moore Electrical, specialising in major insurance and emergency electrical repairs in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

The COVID-19 crisis has ground many of Darryl’s daily bread and butter contracting jobs to a halt. But nevertheless, he’s still on call, providing an essential service to any emergency electrical situations—with his Isuzu NLR 45-150 AMT Servicepack X loaded up and ready to go at a moment’s notice.

A current job has him on-site at a client’s house, working on an insurance claim for a house fire and Darryl is investigating the extent of the damage.

Originally, Darryl had relied on his ute to help cart around the necessities, but eventually the daily grind caught up with it, costing him time and money with constant repairs.

“I had a ute which was good in the beginning. I spent a lot of money on it, but it just ended up costing too much as things got worn down… I had the engine rebuilt, drum brakes replaced, brake pads, fuel filters, you name it… the clutch went too,” said Darryl.

“I eventually spoke with my finance broker, who said, ‘You’ve just spent five grand on repairs in a week… that’s five months’ worth of payments on a new car or even a truck’.”

After seeing a Ready-to-Work truck advertisement online last year, Darryl checked in at Patterson Cheney Isuzu, who helped him settle on the NLR 45-150 AMT Servicepack X with automated manual transmission (AMT), featuring adjustable internal shelving and body mounted roof racks—perfect for Darryl’s ladders and multitude of tools.

He was out on the road again with less than 14 days between purchase and pickup, and he hasn’t looked back.

With the NLR 45-150 AMT Servicepack X sporting a sturdy 8,000 kg GCM, power of 110 kW @ 2,800 rpm and torque of 375 Nm @ 1,600–2,800 rpm, Darryl says he has no worries about the truck being overweight or put under strain like his ute. And in the long run, that equates to savings in downtime and repairs, not to mention monetary savings for Darryl.

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