Thousands of Isuzu diesel engines are put to work every day across the nation in a range of applications not usually associated with a market-leading truck brand.

Isuzu's reputation for producing rugged and reliable truck powerplants holds true at construction and mining sites around Australia, where international manufacturers such as Hitachi, JCB, Komatsu, Shindaiwa, Sumitomo and many others utilise the brand's diesel engines to power their construction equipment and gensets.

Isuzu Australia Limited's (IAL) diesel engine branch has an impressive pedigree. Its parent company, Isuzu Motors, is Japan's leading diesel engine manufacturer, providing engines for more than 50 per cent of Japanese-manufactured excavators.

IAL has supplanted the same knowledge, expertise and superior product embodied by its Japanese diesel engine success to the Australian market.

Local operators now enjoy convenient access to the brand's superior diesel engine range, available at one of Isuzu's 36 Industrial Engine Dealerships around Australia.

Isuzu diesel engines are offered in fixed speed (for generators/pumps) and variable speed (for all other applications requiring diesel power) ranging from 14 horsepower to 532 horsepower across 50 model lines.

Powering many Australian generators, mini-backhoes and compressors is the 2 & 3-cylinder C Series range of Isuzu industrial engines, offering users 10 - 42 kW of power and 31 - 65 Nm of torque.

For small-to-medium forklifts, excavators, loaders and power shovels, the 4-cylinder Isuzu 4LE1 is the engine of choice for manufacturers such as Sakai, Shindaiwa and Hitachi. The Isuzu 4LE1 is available naturally aspirated or turbo charged and produces 36 - 45kW of power and 140 - 180Nm of torque at 1,800 RPM. It is also widely used to power small tractors and rollers.

Powering larger excavators, forklifts and an array of civil construction equipment is Isuzu's 4J engine series. Depending on model and application, the Isuzu 4J series engines produce 61-95 kW of power at 2,500 RPM and 263-408 Nm of torque at 1,800 RPM.

For heavy loader, roller, forklift and power shovel applications, OEM manufacturers such as Hitachi and TCM utilise the Isuzu 6BG1T, 4HK1 and 6HK1 engines as a power source. These engines have built a reputation for hard working reliability and fuel efficiency and are widely used in the mining and industrial sectors.

"In Australia, Isuzu is best known for its truck market dominance and reliability, but not many know the brand is also responsible for over 50 percent of diesel engines used in excavators produced in Japan. Many of these are hard at work for businesses across the nation every day," IAL Industrial & Marine Engines Manager, Dean Whitford said.

"Isuzu is also gaining a foothold in the ever-expanding Chinese construction sector, shipping over 100,000 industrial engines to meet demand in 2010 alone.

"With a large Dealership network across Australia, proven reliability in demanding OEM applications and professional service and support, Isuzu diesel engines are an attractive option for local manufacturers needing a conventional diesel power train."

Isuzu diesel engines - including Japanese OEM models and parts - are available through Isuzu industrial dealerships nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.isuzu.com.au/

1 comment:

Bindu said...

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