Review: 2014 Isuzu FRR600 Crew
Isuzu FRR600: The Introduction
Vehicle carriers are some of the biggest and meanest trucks you’ll see on the road. After all, they do occupy a lot of ‘pavement’ and they surely have a lot of power packed inside its gigantic frame and enormous tires. However, they do tend to have more versatility and “pizzazz” than other people would likely give them credit for. And that’s something that we’ll try to bring out in this edition of our trucks and equipment review. Today, we’ll be digging in for a more comprehensive look at the 2014 Isuzu FRR600 Crew vehicle carrier.
Isuzu FRR600: Key Features
The Isuzu FRR600 contains an all-powerful 6 cylinder 24 valve SOHC that cranks out a maximum power of 236 horsepower (176 kW) and a 521 pound foot torque. The truck also has an impressive loading limit of 4,000 kilograms up front and then about 7,600 kilograms from the rear.
Isuzu has incorporated a variety of modern and international standard compliant components inside the FRR600, some of these are: driver and passenger airbag with seat belt pretensioner, ECE-R29 compliant cab, anti-lock braking system (ABS), cruise control, and even electric mirrors.
Durable cab exterior
The FRR600’s cabin is designed with the operator’s comfort and safety as its main priority, and is in fact, compliant with the ECE-R29 international cab strength standard. In addition, the cab also has some additional components that further pushes the operators safety ahead, like the electro-hydraulic cab tilt, heavy-duty non-slippery steps, laminated windscreen, halogen multi-reflector headlamps, reverse alarm, and many more.
The interior of the FRR600 is arranged to complement the cab’s strong make for the exterior. This time, though, the convenience becomes the more prominent factor that makes up the inside of the vehicle carrier. The Isuzu FRR600’s components in the cabin includes electric windows, tilt/telescopic adjustable steering column, centre console box with storage tray, top of the line Isri 6860 air suspension driver’s seat with pneumatic lumbar support and automatic weight adjustment, etc.
Easy to operate
The FRR600 is equipped with a key-operated engine start/stop and steering lock, and idle speed control. There’s also an HSA slow/fast engagement control and on/off switch, all to ensure that maneuvering the vehicle carrier wouldn’t cause unnecessary stress to the operator.
Comfort and entertainment
The Isuzu FRR600 also features a variety of extra components that enhance the overall user experience. Inside the cabin is a slick two speaker radio/CD/DVD Digital Audio Visual Entertainment (DAVE) unit with 6.2” LCD touch screen, which is then complemented by a fully incorporated Bluetooth with voice recognition and 4GB worth of internal storage. The truck is also equipped with heater/demister and air conditioning to keep the operator comfortable through long drives and extended period of work.
Isuzu FRR600: Prices
USED: Starts at $98,000.00 AUD
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Isuzu FRR600: The Verdict
Overall, the 2014 Isuzu FRR600 Crew doesn’t pose any overwhelming specs, and its age is exposed compared to the more current versions of vehicle carriers. However, if matched up against the general market, the FRR600 Crew’s features and specs are still certainly above the market average. The price of the second hand trucks look a bit appealing, too, and a good deal with such specs should give you a very good value for your money. Summing up, the FRR600 is no slouch, and is strongly worth a consideration. It’s one of those trucks that really means business and is built for the long haul.