Colin-on-Cars: New targets for Fuso trucks

The aggressive front end of the new Fuso TV33-400S 6×4 truck tractor goes well with the company’s stated objective of providing the right truck for the job according to customer demand – this new addition taking flagship status and offering a 33-ton payload.

Fuso Trucks, a brand of Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) assembles the newcomer from its manufacturing plant in East London.

The new product is aimed at short to medium haul, distribution and construction and can be purchased with a value chain offering which includes Service and Maintenance Contracts and in-house tailor-made finance solutions through Daimler Truck Financial Services (DTFS).

Maretha Gerber, Vice President: Sales and Marketing Daimler Truck Southern Africa, says: “I am proud to say we have always been a brand that aligns itself with its customer’s business needs and our journey continues unabated.

“Southern Africa remains a focus market for Fuso Trucks and today with the launch of this new truck, we are confident that it will move us into a stronger position across all major segments.”

The new truck comes standard with an automated manual transmission, an improved cruise control system and a speed limiter.

The all-new 6×4 truck tractor is built on a heavy-duty hub reduction rear axle with a differential lock and is fully equipped with an ABS air brake system and auxiliary exhaust brake.

Additionally, the new vehicle has further enhanced safety through the design of the cab as it complies with the ECE R29 version cab strength regulations that involve two cab tests – front impact, static roof strength and an optional impact test on the cab’s rear wall.

Visibility on the new truck has also been enhanced with dual chamber headlamps with LED daytime running lights, while maintenance is made easier by an electrical cab tilt operation and a front service flap that gives access to daily checks on items such as fluid levels.

Inside is an intelligent instrument cluster and multi-information display that provides information such as coolant temperature, ambient temperature, engine run hours, average speed, fuel efficiency DTE and gear indicator.  

Service intervals and warranty include engine oil change at 50 000 kilometres or 1 000 hours, coolant change approximately on 100 000 kilometres or 12 months, transmission oil change on 150 000 kilometres, differential oil change on 150 000 kilometres and warranty at 4 years or 300 000 kilometres.

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