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Isuzu F-Series FTR

The 2018 Isuzu F-Series FTR Medium-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year (pictured in the middle) wasn’t picked by truck analysts and journalists; it was voted on by professional fleet managers who were asked to consider which of the nine competing trucks best fit their fleet requirements, including application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifecycle costs.

Isuzu F-Series FTR
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The Isuzu F-Series FTR was designed for the urban environment and fits numerous applications across many vocational markets. From food delivery to construction, the Isuzu F-Series FTR can be easily upfitted across its offering of eight wheelbases. Powered by an Isuzu 5.2L turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine mated to an Allison transmission, the Isuzu F-Series FTR is equipped for the most demanding hauls.

The Isuzu F-Series FTR is truly a game changer that raises the standard for Class 6 medium duty trucks. This truck’s Low Cab Forward design gives it fantastic maneuverability and visibility along with the ability to carry more cargo than a conventional Class 6 GVWR truck with the same wheelbase. Its four-cylinder diesel engine is environmentally friendly and gives the truck outstanding fuel efficiency. A class-leading warranty provides its owners with peace of mind. And it’s an Isuzu truck, a name that is synonymous with dependability, durability and low cost of ownership.

Isuzu F-Series FTR Features

Isuzu F-Series

Isuzu trucks are packed with features that enhance comfort, convenience and safety. From Isuzu’s Low Cab Forward design that provides greater visibility than conventional cabs to the standard Bluetooth capable radio, Isuzu trucks meet your business and driving needs. Learn more

The Isuzu F-Series FTR 4 F-Series F-Series 5 The Isuzu F-Series FTR is powered by the renowned and durable Isuzu 5.2-liter 4HK1-TC turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine. The Isuzu F-Series FTR can achieve an incredible operating distance, thanks not only to the truck’s conservative use of fuel, but also to its standard aluminum 50 or 100-gallon fuel tank (based on wheelbase). The 4HK1-TC engine goes beyond environmental friendliness and economy—it’s also durable. This engine carries a B-10 durability rating of 375,000 miles—meaning that 90% of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul.

Exclusive Isuzu F-Series FTR Hexapod cab with spacious interior and space for storage behind the seats; interior also includes ground clearance mirror and overhead console.

Isuzu F-Series FTR Model Specifications

Offering eight (8) wheelbases from 152 to 248-in., the diesel-powered Isuzu F-Series FTR can accommodate bodies ranging from 14 to 30 ft. and has a GVWR of 25,950 lbs.

Isuzu F-Series FTR (Diesel)
GVWR/GCWR: 25,950/30,000 lbs.
Class: 6
Body/Payload Allowance: 14,641-15,690 lbs.
Engine: 5.2-liter
Cab: Standard
Body Application: Up to 30 ft.

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The Isuzu F-Series FTR, like every Isuzu diesel truck, comes with a number of features and programs that dramatically reduce downtime and overall cost of ownership, including:

  • A standard Multi-Information Display that allows drivers to monitor the status and condition of over a dozen vehicle performance functions, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.
  • Available Vehicle Health Reports provide comprehensive analysis of the truck’s powertrain and emissions systems, fuel economy, brake usage and driver operating habits.
  • Three-year/unlimited mileage powertrain limited warranty*.
  • Four-year/unlimited mileage perforation from corrosion limited warranty*.

The Isuzu F-Series FTR cab’s wide step and wide-opening doors allow easy entry to the spacious interior of the Isuzu exclusive Hexapod cab, which features three-across seating and extra space for storage behind the seats. Other interior amenities include a ground clearance mirror, overhead console and a suspension driver’s seat with armrest specially designed to increase comfort and reduce driver fatigue. The overall concept of the Isuzu F-Series FTR is the next generation medium-duty Low Cab Forward truck, one that features a clean, durable, highly efficient four-cylinder engine and is the best Class 6 choice for pickup and delivery in cities.

2018 Medium-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year,
The Isuzu F-Series FTR

F SERIES UTILITYThe Isuzu F-Series was awarded by WorkTruck Magazine The Isuzu F-Series FTR is truly a game changer that raises the standard for Class 6 medium duty trucks. This truck’s Low Cab Forward design gives it fantastic maneuverability and visibility along with the ability to carry more cargo than a conventional Class 6 GVWR truck with the same wheelbase. Its four-cylinder diesel engine is environmentally friendly and gives the truck outstanding fuel efficiency. A class-leading warranty provides its owners with peace of mind. And it’s an Isuzu truck, a name that is synonymous with dependability, durability and low cost of ownership.

For additional information on the Isuzu F-Series FTR and Isuzu’s full line of Low Cab Forward trucks please visit, http://nicholastrucksales.com, or call us, 866.612.4452.

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Contact us because here at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service, we are extremely proud to represent these two medium-duty commercial truck brands in the Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York Market areas. We feel that these two medium-duty commercial truck brands complement each other very nicely.

Isuzu F-Series FTR

ISUZU, which offers Low Cab Forward (Cabover) Trucks in GVWR from 12000 to 25950, in both Gas and Diesel Configurations.

HINO, offers Conventional Trucks from 23000 GVW to 66,000 GVW in both 4×2 and 6×4 Configurations, and has expanded to offer a Low Cab Forward (Cabover) Truck in both 14500 and 19500 GVW classes.

Our Sales Team is Ready, Willing and Able, to answer any questions you may have about these products and how they would work for your business everyday of the year.

Nicholas Truck Sales & Service
301 Main Street
Luzerne, Pennsylvania
18709

570.288.2635 PHONE
866.612.4452 TOLL FREE
570.288.3058 FAX

Don’t hesitate to contact me about a new or used medium-duty commercial truck quote.
E-mail: 
rdefilippi@nicholastrucksales.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am till 5:00 pm
Saturday – by appointment and for test drives.
Sunday – Closed

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Winterizing Your Truck

As the weather starts to cool off, and everyone is about to be consumed with pumpkin-spice flavored everything, owner-operators should have something else on their mind: Winterizing their truck. Actively taking steps to prepare your truck for winter is crucial for keeping your costs down, and staying safe in the cold winter months. Follow these guidelines and get your truck ready, winter is just around the corner!

Step One Winterizing Your Truck: Prepare an Emergency Kit

Getting stranded in adverse weather conditions is far more likely in the winter months. Make sure you have adequate survival supplies in your truck, including:

Winterizing Your Truck

  • Extra blankets
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Canned food and bottled water
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hats
  • Snow boots
  • Snow shovel
  • Flares
  • Radio
  • Extra coolant, washer fluid, engine oil
  • Extra fuel filter and fuel filter wrench
  • Tire chains

Step Two Winterizing Your Truck: Check The Battery

The best time to check the age and condition of your battery is just before winter settles in. Freezing temperatures drain battery life quickly. If the battery is close to the typical 48-72-month life cycle, then it’s best to replace it. If not, inspect the battery to make sure it is securely mounted and that all connections are tightened and clean. Perform a load test, and check on the alternator and starter as well. Inspect the electrical wiring for any damage or frays, and make sure there are no loose or exposed wires.

Step Three Winterizing Your Truck: Check the Fuel Filter and Water Separator

Check to be sure the fuel filter is in good condition, and replace it if necessary. To reduce the risk of damage to the engine, monitor the water separator on a daily basis. Water is a common contaminant in diesel fuel and can shorten an engine’s life. If a large amount of water has been collected, it should be drained. Most separators are not self-cleaning, so you’ll need to locate the separator, near the fuel filter, and turn the drain valve to empty the water. This is especially important during winter months because condensation forms on the inside of a warm fuel tank as the outside temperature cools.

Step Four Winterizing Your Truck: Use Fuel Additives

Diesel fuel contains paraffin, a wax, which crystallizes at freezing temperatures. This causes water in the fuel to emulsify and the fuel becomes slushy and gel-like. The fuel cannot pass through the fuel filter and the problem only gets worse when temperatures continue to drop. This gelling of fuel can lead to rough vehicle operation and in some cases, engine failure. To avoid this, check the cetane rating of the fuel at the pump – the higher the better, and add anti-gel fuel additives at each fill up to enhance performance. Check your owner’s manual for specific additive guidelines and always follow mixing procedures exactly, or you risk damaging your fuel system.

Read more: Diesel Winterization.

Step Five Winterizing Your Truck: Inspect the Cooling System

Proper maintenance of the cooling system is a major part of winterizing. Anything that’s worn, damaged or cracked is only going to get worse as the temperature drops. Perform a comprehensive inspection of the entire system, including the radiator, inspecting the hoses for any bulges, and checking hose clamps to ensure they are secure and not damaged. You should have a coolant test conducted to be sure that your coolant is at an optimum freeze point. Checking the additive levels to determine if the coolant needs to be changed or adjusted should become part of your regular maintenance plan. Last, it’s critical that you use the proper coolant for your truck, and never use aerosol ether starting fluid.

Step Six Winterizing Your Truck: Keep the Engine Warm

Diesel engines require a higher cylinder temperature than gasoline vehicles, which means that they are considerably more difficult to start in cold weather. If you travel or live in a cold climate, you may want to consider installing an electric block heater to keep the engine warm while it’s turned off. Make sure that the block heater cord will accommodate a three-prong plug and ensure it is securely held in place.

Step Seven Winterizing Your Truck: Inspect the Air Dryer

The air dryer, installed between the compressor and wet tank, collects and removes contaminants from the air before they enter the brake system. This prevents water from freezing in the brake lines. It’s important to inspect the air dryer to ensure that it is functioning properly and to also replace the filter if necessary. Make sure to drain the air reservoirs periodically. Failing to maintain your air dryer can lead to extremely dangerous malfunctioning brakes.

Step Eight Winterizing Your Truck: Prepare the Windshield

When snow and ice accumulate on the windshield, it makes driving difficult and dangerous. Just before winter hits, inspect your windshield wipers and replace them if needed. Make sure your windshield wiper fluid is filled and that you have switched to a cold temperature blend. Keep extra bottles of washer fluid in your truck in case you run out unexpectedly.

Step Nine Winterizing Your Truck: Check the Tires

Your tires must be in good shape to navigate through the snowy and icy roads ahead. Inspect your tires thoroughly and make sure they are inflated to the proper pressure rating. Find out which states require chains, and make sure you have the correct size and number of chains in your truck at all times. Inspect the chains for worn, twisted, or damaged links and replace them when needed.

Read more: Winter Tire Tips.

Finally, know your limits. Do-it-yourself maintenance is often very cost effective, however, you can easily get in over your head if you aren’t a mechanic. Don’t compromise safety, which can cause serious damage to the vehicle and put you and others at risk. When it doubt, make an appointment with a trusted mechanic and leave it to the professionals.

Stay safe out there this winter!

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Source For Winterizing Your Truck: https://www.atbs.com/knowledge-hub/winterizing-your-truck-a-step-by-step-plan 

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Commercial Truck Sales Medium Duty Truck

NTEA Work Truck Show

Nicholas Truck Sales will be sending Paul Cooper and Rob DeFilippi to the 2019 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis from March 5-8 at the Indianapolis Convention Center. They are looking forward to seeing their vendors, customers, but most of all, getting brought up to date with industry trends and updates.

NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST WORK TRUCK EVENT
2019 NTEA Work Truck ShowThe 2019 NTEA Work Truck Show is your once-a-year chance to see all of the newest industry products, choose from dozens of industry-focused training courses, and gain access to technical engineering representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies. Attendees can interact with thousands of industry professionals, set up meetings with current suppliers or customers; find solutions to resolve technical issues, and talk shop with industry peers at special events and receptions.

When: March 5 – 8, 2019 – 2019 NTEA Work Truck Show
Where: Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225
What: Sessions, Green Truck Summit, Fleet Technical Congress, and Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference begin March 5; the exhibit hall is open March 6 – 8.

Explore the exhibit floor, educate and innovate with expert insights and training, and engage the industry at networking events.

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Hino Trucks Medium Duty Truck

Hino vs Freightliner

Hino268/268A vs Freightliner M2-106 Business Class

COMPETITIVE COMPARISON

Hino Bold Interior Cab Design with Easy Access

Get behind the wheel of a Hino 268 and compare it to a Freightliner M2-106 Business Class and you will quickly notice that the Hino has the advantage of higher standard HP and offers more standard equipment such as an exhaust brake, air conditioning and a radio. Additionally, you can be confident your business is protected with Hino’s superior standard engine warranty and HinoWatch roadside assistance program, but clearly the biggest advantage of the Hino 268 is the overall value it can provide for your business…low operating cost, high quality, exceptional durability and the reliability you need to get the job done. We invite you to study the details of this Competitive Comparison and to learn for yourself why Hino is the fastest-growing medium duty truck nameplate in the United States!

Key Hino 268 advantages over Freightliner M2-106 Business Class:

  • Many Hino standard features are optional on Freightliner M2-106 Business Class.
  • Higher in customer satisfaction ranking.
  • Superior engine warranty (unlimited miles vs. 150,000 miles).
  • Stronger frame.
  • Standard exhaust brake.
  • More standard horsepower.

Nothing reveals a company’s confidence i their product better than a lengthy warranty The Hino 268 engine is warranted for thre years/unlimited miles. The Freightliner M2 106 Business Class engine is warranted for three years but limits mileage to 150,000 A longer warranty is a key buyer motivation to fleet managers who are under constant pressure to contain operating costs.

Hino vs Freightliner, stop in and let us show you the difference …


Contact us because here at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service, we are extremely proud and to represent these brands in the Northeast Pennsylvania Market Area. We feel that these two brands complement each other nicely.

ISUZU, which offers Low Cab Forward (Cabover) Trucks in GVWR from 12000 to 25950, in both Gas and Diesel Configurations.

HINO, offers Conventional Trucks from 23000 GVW to 66,000 GVW in both 4×2 and 6×4 Configurations, and has expanded to offer a Low Cab Forward (Cabover) Truck in both 14500 and 19500 GVW classes.

Our Sales Team is Ready, Willing and Able, to answer any questions you may have about these products and how they would work for your Business – Making you PROFITABLE – One Truck at a Time!

NICHOLAS TRUCK SALES & SERVICE
301 Main Street
Luzerne, Pennsylvania
18709

570.288.2635 PHONE
866.612.4452 TOLL FREE