Review: 2015 Fuso Canter 615 Refrigerated Truck
Thomas Lee Harris
Fuso Canter 615: The introduction
Trucks are essential vehicles that have become quite prevalent nowadays because of their unique capability to transport cargo. This is true when it comes to refrigerated trucks. In fact, the demand for them are on a steady rise thanks to the financial promises that logistics and delivery companies bring. If you want a piece of the pie yourself, then you should bear in mind that there are a couple of factors that you need to consider beforehand. They are fuel prices, capacity, freight trips, and other operating costs. Adding all these up, the Fuso Canter 615 Refrigerated Truck becomes a good option.
Fuso Canter 615: Key features
Clean, capable, and engine
The Fuso Canter 615’s engine is specifically designed to meet strict Japanese emission regulations. Regulations that don’t just reduce emissions, but also cut down fuel consumption. The engine offers anywhere between 110kW and 370Nm of power; plus, peak torque is between 1,500 as well as 3,000 rpm for superb driveability. In addition to all these, the engine utilises a turbo engine that has variable geometry turbo and air-to-air intercooling. Despite all the power, it remains quiet. In fact, you can have a conversation even if the truck is your background.
The truck is armed with Duonic transmission technology that uses dual clutches and non-synchro gears. This makes it more durable and therefore allow it to withstand prolonged use. To add, the company fixed the problem that was rampant in the 615’s predecessors which is clutch wear. In the 2015 model, a wet clutch is used; here, the fluid clutch enabled partial engagement that doesn’t damage the friction plate. Aside from smooth shifting, the clutch life is enhanced to 300,000 kilometers.
The Fuso Canter 615 comes with a freezer that utilises an insulated frame. This frame can be quite handy when it comes to making sure that your perishable goods are well taken care off. Furthermore, all the units come with separate evaporators and condensers that are coupled with an optional electrical standby.
Fuso’s long withstanding tagline: “Not So Squeezy” is perfect for the 615 truck. Aside from being able to fit three average-sized individuals inside the cab, the driver can be rest assured that he/she will have appropriate lumbar support. It also has a left-side arm rest; also the longer cab, creates plenty of storage behind the seats. There is also ample leg, head, and shoulder room. In addition to all these, the truck’s instrument panel is clear, making it easy to read.
Fuso Canter 615: Price
$64,536.36 AUD ($70,990 AUD GST Inclusive) – Fuso Geelong
Simply put, this vehicle is good for your business. And so are a number of refrigerated trucks out on the market. So, just do your homework and compare a couple of trucks out on the market. But all in all, the 2015 Fuso Canter 615 Refrigerated Truck is a worthwhile option.