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Booze brothers bringing the brews with new Isuzu Traypack

A pair of brewer brothers have found a reliable way to get their product around with the purchase of a new Isuzu Traypack.

Brothers Adam and Peter Watts run their own brewery – Outback Brewing Co – almost entirely off their own backs. That is, including the help of their new Isuzu NLR 45-150 AMT Traypack.

The pair officially founded the business in 2018 in Perth, but ran into the issue of how they were going to move their product.

“When we opened the brewery, we quickly needed something that we could throw the kegs in and use as a run-around vehicle,” Adam says.

“We were originally using a 2006 Isuzu ute with a 3-litre turbo diesel engine from our old air conditioning company but were at 750,000 kilometres with it.

“I thought, ‘We’re obviously going to want to go with Isuzu again with that amount of mileage!’”

Image: Isuzu Australia/Supplied

This led the brothers to the purchase of their Traypack from Major Motors Isuzu in Forrestfield, which has helped to increase the mobility of the business.

Adam added onto the new truck with his custom-designed mobile cool room unit which sits on the truck tray, keeping any kegs in transit cool all the way to their destination.

“We plug it in for refrigeration when we’re going on long trips—the unit runs off solar, so it’s energy efficient as well,” Adam explains.

“Everything the ute could do, it does better.

“I used to tow a trailer with the ute, but now I don’t need a trailer. I can rock up to a beer fest with everything on the back and unload.

“This means one trip, not two or three, which we love.”

The Traypack comes stacked with a nominal payload of just over 2,000 kg, a 4,500 kg GVM and 8,000 kg GCM, with an Isuzu 4JJ1-TCS engine under the hood which offers power of 110 kW (150PS) @ 2,800 rpm and torque of 375 Nm @ 1,600 – 2,800 rpm.

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