Isuzu agitator upgrades for FYJ 300-350

Isuzu says it’s giving operators better bang for their buck with the FYJ 300-350 Auto Agitator package being given a timely upgrade.

Isuzu agitator upgrades for FYJ 300-350
Isuzu FYJ 300-350 now with agitator specific upgrades

Isuzu says that concrete agitating is one of the toughest applications out there, testing a truck’s chassis day-in and day-out.

Isuzu’s FYJ 300-350 Auto Agitator presents an option which the truck maker says features an impressive tranche of products now coming as standard, covering everything from major parts and componentry to in-cab technology.

Isuzu says that a notable inclusion is the outrigger body mounts, manufactured in Australia and specified for the local market.

Isuzu has added outrigger body mounts to streamline the process for body builders

"Our customers wanted a safer, more robust chassis design that would stand the test of time," says Isuzu Australia chief engineer, Simon Humphries.

"And we’ve listened to their feedback. The new FYJ Auto Agitator comes with Isuzu-designed and fitted outrigger style body mounts, which help to increase chassis integrity and durability under extreme pressure.

"Normally, these body mounts would be added during the aftermarket build process, with a significant labour cost to remove and reinstall various parts.

"Our customers will enjoy significant cost savings at the body builders, with the extra assurance that these integral components are covered by Isuzu’s standard factory warranty," says Humphries.

An updated in-cab control panel boasts Kerb-and-Channel functionality (previously an aftermarket addition) standard in both forward and reverse gears which Isuzu says assures safety with the Kerb-and-Channel system disabling, should the driver remove their foot from the brake pedal.

Updated control panel for the Allison 4430

The Allison 4430 automatic transmission programming has also been enhanced in the FYJ 300-350 Auto Agitator model, which Isuzu says improves overall control while also reducing service brake wear.
The transmission now also includes two industry required safety features:

• "Range inhibit" — where drivers must have their foot on the brake for gear selection

• "Auto neutral" — where the transmission will automatically select neutral when the park brake is applied.

Isuzu has added new additions to the safety suite including a two-kilogram fire extinguisher with in-cab mounted bracket and subtle "quacker" style reverse alarm.

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Further improvements include power divider and cross-locks protection, eliminating the risk of a driver engaging locks when the wheels are spinning, reducing both driver accidents and potential warranty issues.

The new FYJ 300-350 Auto Agitator also sports a combination of Dunlop SP160 steer tyres and SP431 drive tyres, reflecting industry requirements on construction sites which Isuzu says were also rigorously tested for optimal performance with the unique patterns now supplied for both steer and drive axles providing both superior traction and driver control under challenging conditions, while increasing lifespan.

Isuzu says steer and drive tyres boast improved dynamics and greater lifespan

The selected Dunlop tyres also remain light in mass, keeping the vehicle tare mass to a minimum, and so maximising payload.

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