The Isuzu Gigamax is the biggest truck built by the Japanese manufacturer and was designed for heavy duty applications. The Gigamax has a cab over engine configuration which is usually typical for the European trucks and comes with a gross combination mass (GCM) of up to 70 tones.
The truck is sold globally and incorporates Isuzu ’s latest technologies being equipped with strong and torquey Euro V diesel engines which develop between 415 and 510 hp. Isuzu was always appreciated for its proven reliability and the Gigamax makes no exception offering a standard 3 years or 500.000 kilometer warranty.
Isuzu ’s F Series is one of the most versatile ranges of trucks available on today’s market. The vehicles have a good reputation regarding their reliability and they also receive good marks when it comes to fuel efficiency.
The F Series shares the same cabin with the stronger FX model, but compared with its bigger brother it has a more serene and subdued character. The Isuzu F Series is available with a choice of four engine outputs ranging from 200 hp to 300 hp and GVM (gross vehicle mass) ratings between 10400 kg - 16.500 kg. Specialist F-Series models include full-time 4 X 4 and 6 X 2 freight carriers, a 6 X 4 refuse compactor and truck tractors.
The Isuzu F Series lineup consists of more than 18 models with GVM (gross vehicle masses) ranging from 3559 kg to 24000 kg and GCM (gross combination masses) from 3550 kg to 42500 kg. The Isuzu FX Series is the biggest model in the F Series Range and occupies the gap between the F Series and Gigamax models, being available with GVMs ratings between 16500 kg-24.000 kg. The Isuzu FX series is equipped with a common rail diesel engine with a maximum output of 360 hp and 1442 Nm of torque.
The International DuraStar is a medium duty truck introduced by the company in 2002 and is available in three variants, the 4100, 4300 and 4400. All three models share the same chassis, but they have different engines, axles and payload capacities.
Thanks to a wide range of configurations, the truck has a highly versatile character and can be used for a wide variety of applications such as emergency services, towing, flatbed truck or a cargo box truck.
Since its launch, the truck was continuously improved and today comes in 4x4, 4x4 and 6x4 axle configurations with GVWR (gross vehicle weight ratings) ranging between 23.500-60.000 lbs. The International DuraStar is also available in both rigid or tractor configuration and is priced from $75,000.
There are plenty of trucks out there, but some of them are the toughest big rigs you can get and they usually deal with the most demanding working conditions. The Freightliner 108SD is one of them, as it was designed to conquer the most severe environments that require maximum maneuverability and strong towing capacity.
The Freightliner’s 108SD severe duty model is available with a bunch of strong Cummins engines, multiple power take-off (PTO) options and a solid chassis engineered for arduous missions.
With a GVW (gross vehicle weight) rating of up to 79,000 lbs., the truck is also pretty versatile and is available in both front engine and rear engine configurations with many PTO options available. The Freightliner 108SD has a starting price of $78.700 and is available in three cab configurations including the Day Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab.
The Mack TerraPro was especially designed for refuse and construction industries and is available in both Cabover and Low entry configurations. The Mack TerraPro Cabover is the best-selling refuse truck in its segment and is based on the MR series. The Mack TerraPro Series was designed to offer multiple driving configurations including stand up, sit down, left-hand, right-hand and dual steering models.
The Mack TerraPro series is powered by the MP7 and MP8 engines which have a horsepower range from 325 to 505 hp. The truck comes with a base warranty of 1-year / 100,000 mile.
If you need a truck that is not afraid to deal with tough terrains, muddy roads and huge payloads without being wreaked or tear into pieces, than you might want to take a closer look at the Volvo FMX.
The FMX is the tough brother of the FM model which has a more serene character and was designed only for regional transportation. In order to make the FMX fit for its challenging missions Volvo has modified the FM’s chassis, equipped it with specific features and dropping heavy duty equipments into the mix.
The result is a masterpiece of the construction trucks segment were the Volvo FMX competes against similar rugged models like the Mercedes Axor, Iveco Trakker, MAN TGS or DAF CF. The Volvo FMX is available in three cab configurations namely the Day cab, Sleeper Cab and Globetrotter. Besides the generous range of cabs the truck versatility is also represented by its wide choice of axles which consists of 4x2, 6x2, 6x4, 4x4, 6x6, 8x2 and 8x4 versions available in both rigid and tractor models.
The Volvo FE was built for local and regional transports and is available with gross weights of 18 to 26 tonnes. The truck is comes with a wide range of reliable engines and a versatile chassis that can be modified to cope with a broad range of missions such as distribution for refrigerated or frozen-goods, refuse handling, light construction duties and various forms of tanker and bulk-goods transportation.
The Volvo FE is available in both rigid and tractor versions and in 4x2, 6x2 and 6x4 axle configurations. You can also choose between four cabs naming the low cab, day cab, comfort cab and sleeper cab. The truck competes against models like the DAF LF, MAN TGL, or Iveco Eurocargo.
The Volvo FM was developed for regional transports and it was completely redesigned in 2010 when it received a few exterior changes, a fresh engine lineup and a host of new interior features. Over the years Volvo has managed to gain a good reputation thanks to its reliability and the strong build quality, but the new FM moves this heritage even further with a lot of useful improvements and good fuel efficiency.
The FM is offer six cab models naming the Day Cab, Sleeper Cab, Low Sleeper Cab, Globetrotter, Globetrotter LXL and Fire engine Crew Cab. The truck’s versatility is also represented by the wide range of axle configurations - 4x2, 6x2, 6x4, 4x4, 6x6, 8x2, 8x4 – available for both rigid and tractor versions.
The TGM is available with tonnages between 13 and 26 t while the engine outputs range from 240 to 326 HP. The truck was design to deal with tasks in local or long-distance traffic as well as on the building site.
The TGM shares a lot of elements with the TGL model, but has a more purposeful character and is equipped with stronger engines. The TGM is available in four cab configurations including C, L, LX and Crew cab versions. There is no tractor version available and the truck comes only in rigid and tipper shapes with 4x2, 4x4.6x2 and 6x4 axles.