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  • 1.  question for online forum

    Posted 25-02-2021 13:34

    Hi IPWEA,


    I would like to post the following questions to the online forum to see what other councils are doing/ using.


    I am looking into other options for crew cab trucks in the 8ton to 10.5 ton range.

    The issues being experienced is passenger comfort and ride in the cab.

    Looking for better options in both suspension and seating in cabs other than the usual Japanese style trucks.

    Possible options of having air or suspension seats fitted in both front and rear of trucks.

    Wondering if anyone else has done research into or have a solution to this issue.




    Peter Heath

    Workshop Supervisor

    Somerset Regional Council

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  • 2.  RE: question for online forum

    Posted 01-03-2021 09:19
    Hi Peter,

    I have always found Isuzu to offer the best operator comfort and versatility to adapt/upgrade seats.
    We stipulate drivers seat to be upgraded to isri air ride suspension, rear bench seat to be upholstered to 130mm thickness.

    Operators are not driving to Sydney, vehicle is just a means of transporting them to worksites.

    Hope this helps.


    Thomas Brayley
    Logan City Council
    Manager Plant Fleet Services


  • 3.  RE: question for online forum

    Posted 01-03-2021 11:08
    Hey guys,

    I have had some success stipulating ISRI seats for driver and passenger. I have also seen some crew cab ISUZU trucks with 4 ISRI seats fitted.

    Another option is to install dual action shock absorbers, this can greatly dampen cab movement.

    The main issue I have come across with harsh rides is primarily to do with body design and weight distribution on the chassis. I have had do extensively redesign a number of existing body layouts at our council to alleviate the pressure on the front suspension. It is a part of the process that is easily overlooked when deferring solely to operators on what they 'want' their truck to be.

    Hope that feedback helps


    Ryan Brumley
    City of Greater Geelong
    Plant Fleet Officer
    Lovely Banks