Look! This Isuzu pick-up truck is a tipper too



1 of 10 The Isuzu D-Max, in the Artic Trucks-modified AT35 guise, impressed us with its solid off-road performance when we tested it here in the UAE back in 2017. While the choppy ride on road and clatter from the 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine diminished its prospects as a family ride option, it excelled as a leisure toy to play it rough in the wilderness on weekends. Now, Isuzu is taking the D-Max’s utility credentials to the next level by offering tipper conversions. Image Credit: Supplied 2 of 10 Look! This Isuzu pick-up truck is a tipper too Based on the Utility Extended Cab, the conversion is a cost-effective solution for customers who require a tough and reliable tipper, with great off-road capabilities.

The tipper conversion combines all the essential workhorse attributes of the D-Max Utility with the practicality of a durable and lightweight tipper body. Image Credit: Supplied 3 of 10 Look! This Isuzu pick-up truck is a tipper too As it is based on the extended cab, the load bed is considerably spacious, measuring 1,977mm long by 1,800mm wide. The rugged ‘Tippadeck’ bed is constructed using 18mm thick interlocking alloy floor panels and loads are kept secure thanks to 300mm high sideboards and tailboard, also made from lightweight alloy, and heavy-duty underfloor tie points. Image Credit: Supplied 4 of 10 Look! This Isuzu pick-up truck is a tipper too The tailboard, which opens to 180-degrees, features a 2-way hinge assembly – meaning it can be opened from both the top and bottom – and rubber buffer stops to protect the body. The spring latches on the sideboards are recessed to avoid catching on objects and the corner posts are removable to provide an open platform – perfect for loading and unloading. Image Credit: Supplied 5 of 10 Look! This Isuzu pick-up truck is a tipper too A wander lead control is used to activate the electro-hydraulic power pack that lifts the body.

The tipping gear and subframe have been fully galvanised to protect them from the elements and, once raised, there’s an integral body prop and hose burst safety valve to stop the body from falling unexpectedly. Image Credit: Supplied 6 of 10 Look! This Isuzu pick-up truck is a tipper too Completing the tipper conversion, a powder-coated tubular gantry infilled with a protection panel has been fitted to shield the cab. The Utility has a heated rear screen as standard so the protection panel, complete with Isuzu logo, has been finished with a laser cut square design to ensure clear visibility when reversing. Image Credit: Supplied 7 of 10 Look! This Isuzu pick-up truck is a tipper too Developed with the working professional in mind, the Utility features a hard-wearing black front bumper, black door handles, heated black door mirrors and 16″ steel wheels, which can be equipped with BF Goodrich All-Terrain tyres as a cost option if extra grip is required when going off-road. Image Credit: Supplied 8 of 10 Look! This Isuzu pick-up truck is a tipper too The interior includes a range of practical specification including two 12-volt sockets, remote control central locking, vinyl floor covering and under seat base storage. It also adds a few creature comforts like manual air-conditioning, power windows and an RDS radio with Bluetooth connectivity and USB port. Image Credit: Supplied 9 of 10 Look! This Isuzu pick-up truck is a tipper too It is also packed with a wide range of safety equipment as standard like driver, passenger and curtain airbags.

In addition, there is Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control and Trailer Sway Control, which complements the 3.5t towing capacity. Image Credit: Supplied 10 of 10 Look! This Isuzu pick-up truck is a tipper too Isuzu says the conversion is aimed at customer groups such as tree surgeons, landscape architects and construction companies, and anticipates a production volume of around 200 vehicles per year. Image Credit: Supplied

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