Fuso’s 4x4s for Fighting Fires |TRANSPORT NEWS

The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) exhibition in Perth this week was the venue for Fuso Truck and Bus to showcase its FG 4×4 Canter.

The  short wheelbase version of the  4×4 Fuso has been serving in Australian emergency response fleets for decades in various forms.

Available in two wheelbases, with GVMs os 6500 and 4500 kg, the Canter 4×4 can be specified in single cab or dual cab models, with seating for up to seven personnel.The single cab model on display at AFAC features a Quik Corp light pumper body and features a  class-leading turning circle of 11.4 metres.

The 4×4 Canter driveline features a two-speed transfer case for controlled low speed driving, both uphill and downhill, as well as a rear Limited Slip Differential and is shod with high-traction tyres. There is also reinforced protection for the CV joints, plus drum brakes for optimum off-road durability, Electronic Brake Force Distribution for maximum braking efficiency and a standard hill holder function.

The 4×4 Canter uses a step frame for maximum off-road clearance whilst maintaining low rear frame height for usability and a best-in-class overall length, at 5190 mm (short wheelbase), for maximum off-road agility. Other benefits include a 12V electrical system for seamless fleet integration, dual driver and passenger airbags and a reverse camera kit as standard.

With class-leading 30,000km service intervals and Fuso’s  manufacturer warranty of five years or 200,000 km (whichever comes first), all Canters sold before September 30 come with free Best Basic scheduled servicing for 100,000km or three years (whichever comes first). The Canter Best Basic scheduled service offer covers select parts, oil and labour per the vehicle service handbook.

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