Isuzu Truck UK has announced the arrival of its new range of 2018 Grafter 3.5tonne rigids, under the umbrella name of ‘Grafter Green’.
With a choice of standard cab colours of either white or flint grey, the new 3.5 tonne Isuzu Grafter Green 4 x 2 chassis cab rigids are available in both single and twin rear wheel configurations, with Isuzu promising improved performance and significant weight savings.There is no need for AdBlue on the new, Euro-6 compliant vehicles.
Pete Murphy, managing director of Isuzu Truck UK, said: “Grafter Green introduces new proven technology to the UK market, with many changes to the specification that will certainly differentiate the range from its predecessors.
“As a global manufacturer, Isuzu Motors has listened to UK customer feedback over the years and the changes have now been incorporated throughout the new Grafter Green model range for the UK market.”
The Grafter Green uses a brand-new Isuzu RZ4E 1898cc four-cylinder Euro six diesel engine with Lean NOx Trap technology. Improved power and torque is 90kW @3200rpm and 320Nm @ 1600-2000rpm respectively. This technology enables a reduction in CO2 emissions whilst the new engine is more fuel-efficient by the nature of its design and reduced displacement.
The Grafter Green features the new 6 speed MCV6W manual gearbox with easy gear selection with a lighter gear shift. Noise reduction is a key feature of the new Grafter Green range with both stationary and driving sound levels being significantly lower than its predecessor. Moving sound levels of the N35.125 have now dropped to under 70dB from 74.5dB.
The first Isuzu Grafter Green chassis cabs are already out on the road. One of the customers, Steve Collard from Associated Building Contractors, commented: “This is now our 4th Isuzu 3.5 tonne truck. As a working truck, it’s absolutely fantastic, and we love the new cab layout that gives first-class all-round visibility.
“Everything within the cab is easily reachable. For comfort and drivability, it is absolutely first class and I would liken it to driving a modern car, it’s that good.”