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Isuzu to offer Tipper conversion on D-Max pick-up

Isuzu has launched a new Tipper conversion for the D-Max, which will be available with a four-week lead time.

Based on the entry-level Utility trim, the D-Max Tipper is built on the Extended Cab platform.

Isuzu says the Tipper is a cost-effective solution for customers who require a “tough and reliable tipper, with great off-road capabilities”.

Prices and payload specifications have not been revealed.

Alan Able, head of sales at Isuzu UK, said: “The tipper conversion is just one example of how we’re continuously innovating with new ideas and solutions.  We’re always looking at how we can diversify our product portfolio and the tipper conversion demonstrates just how adaptable the D-Max can be in meeting the needs of our broad customer base”.

The D-Max Tipper is fitted with a Tippadeck load bed that measures 1,977mm long by 1,800mm wide.  It features 300mm high sideboards and tailboard, all made from lightweight alloy.

The tailboard, which opens to 180-degrees, features a two-way hinge assembly – meaning it can be opened from both the top and bottom.  

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.  

For safety reasons, a dual-tone alarm is activated when the body is raised or lowered and, rubber moulded body rests have been added to prevent the tipper body clattering the frame while driving and distracting the driver.

Completing the tipper conversion, a powder-coated tubular gantry infilled with a protection panel has been fitted to shield the cab.  

The D-Max Utility features a hard-wearing black front bumper, black door handles, heated black door mirrors and 16-inch 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. 

The interior features an easy-cleanable vinyl floor covering, plus air-conditioning, power windows and an radio with Bluetooth.

The tipper will be sold through the Isuzu dealer network as a used approved conversion and will therefore benefit from the same aftersales support, including a 5-year/125,000-mile warranty package and 5 years’ roadside assistance in the UK & Europe.

Further information on price and availability will be supplied when dealer showrooms re-open after lockdown.


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