The highly anticipated lineup of Class 5 gas-powered trucks will soon be available at Bellamy Strickland. This includes the 17,950-pound GVWR NQR and the 19,500-pound GVWR NRR, which will be powered by a 6.0-liter gas-powered V8. The NRR will be the first 19,500-lb. GVWR low cab forward truck in the industry to offer a gasoline engine option.
The new 6.0-liter V8 engine that powers the Class 5 gas NRR and NQR has been certified and supplied by Power Solutions International and built from a Vortec V8 block customized to Isuzu specifications. The power plant produces 311 hp and generates 351 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4,150 rpm.
The engine is mated to a six-speed Allison 1000 RDS transmission with power takeoff (PTO), marking another milestone for Isuzu as this is the first time Isuzu has offered PTO in a gas-powered truck, which will be especially useful for vocations that require that kind of capability.
Isuzu has long been known for it’s comfort, high visibility and easy maneuverability, and the new Class 5 Gas NRR and NQR are no exception. Other benefits to the Isuzu chassis include:
Easy Ingress and Egress: With a vertical pull-activated door handle, 90-degree door opening and conveniently placed grab handles, entering and exiting the cab is safe and easy. The self-cleaning first step allows debris to fall through to the ground below and when the door is closed, it is safely concealed.
Flat and Convex Side Mirrors: To increase rearward visibility, every Isuzu truck is equipped with a manually adjustable flat and convex side mirror.
Lighting: Isuzu trucks are equipped with halogen headlights with high/low beams and daytime running lights.
Water Channels: Isuzu truck roofs are specially designed to direct water away from the windshield for better visibility. The channels also help minimize pooled water spilling over the door when you exit the cab.
Clean Frame Rails: Isuzu truck roofs are specially designed to direct water away from the windshield for better visibility. The channels also help minimize pooled water spilling over the door when you exit the cab.
Dual Rear-Wheel Chassis: The dual rear-wheel chassis provides a robust and sturdy platform that can manage heavier payloads. The design also provides enhanced traction at the rear wheels for better acceleration while providing responsive steering control from the front wheels. Equipped with 225/70 R19.5” tires, the wheels and tires have an “inner-outer” rotation that is designed to extend the life of your tires and save you money.
In-Frame Fuel Tank: The 38.6-gallon in-frame fuel tank is conveniently placed between the rear frame rails. This rearward position keeps the tank free from interfering with body mounts and doesn’t clutter the frame rails. The larger tank also helps provide increased range to keep refueling time to a minimum.