Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Fire to Farm in a Canter; Truck Meets Needs of Offroad and Fire Services

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Fire to Farm in a Canter; Truck Meets Needs of Offroad and Fire Services

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FUSO Trucks and Buses launched their new Canter FG 8 4X4 truck range this year.

The arrival of the Canter 4X4 brings an end to the company's roll-out of new models for 2008 that included the all new Fighter, Canter, Heavy Duty trucks and Rosa Bus.

aWe are confident the new FG will continue to build on our reputation by offering Australian 4X4 light-duty truck customers even higher levels of reliability and comfort,a Fuso managing director Richard Eyre said.

The new FG Canter has taken from the current model its reliability, durability and strong chassis design and matched it with a new cab design to offer occupants improved levels of safety, comfort and drivability.

The Canter FG 4X4 will be a prime consideration for applications where its superb four-wheel drive attributes are required, such as rural fire service, rescue, mining and emergency work.

Previous model Canter 4X4s have proven popular with farmers, where its load carrying capacity and ability to cover rough territory have been a major attraction, and to tradespeople such as builders who often find themselves working in remote or near inaccessible areas.

Like all Canters, the 4X4 versions which come in either single cab or versatile crew cab models, are spacious and well appointed with features such as air conditioning and CD player.

Because of its widespread use in rural fire service and emergency applications the Canter FG 4X4 is not equipped with power windows or central locking.

Mitsubishi Fuso make no apologies for these omissions, saying that in a life threatening situation such as a bush fire it is imperative the driver and occupants have total control over their egress from the cabin.

There are three models in the Canter FG 4X4 range.

The short wheelbase single cab, the medium wheelbase single cab and a medium wheelbase crew cab. …

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