The Isuzu NPR 45-155 Tradepack is a popular choice from the OEM’s pre-bodied range of trucks.
One of the major selling points of the range is that it comes with a series of business efficiencies for all users to enjoy.
The NPR 45-155 is powered by Isuzu’s four-cylinder 4HK1-TCN engine, with plenty of punch at 114 kW at 2,600 rpm and torque of 419 Nm at 1,600 – 2,600 rpm.
It features a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of 4,500 kg and a gross combination mass (GCM) of 9,000 kg – along with a towing capacity of 4,500 kg.
Dubbo-based operator Marty Nelson, from Marty Nelson Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, recently traded in his ute for an Isuzu NPR.
With an electrician’s background, Nelson said he prefers to be ‘on the tools’, however, the success of his business has meant that he has progressed to overseeing the whole operation.
“Originally, I was an electrician, then I diversified into refrigeration, and ultimately into air conditioning,” he said.
The business, which travels the expanse of the Central West in New South Wales, has been going approximately 15 years.
“Everything in my business revolves around refrigerated air conditioning, heating, and cooling. Whereas when I first started it was predominantly evaporative air conditioning.”
Dubbo is a town of weather extremes. Dry, blistering hot summer months and frigid winters that barely creep above double digits.
Nelson works all year long, solving the many problems that arise with temperate control of homes, buildings and businesses throughout the region.
The business, in the main part, involves talking to builders, talking to clients, talking to the service team to ensure his team has everything it needs.
Since having to borrow a ute from a friend in the early days, Nelson’s business has progressed to include a fleet of work vehicles, with the Isuzu being its latest addition.
“What’s great about the Isuzu truck is that I can put four installations in the back then drop them on-site,” he said.
“So, we’re not towing a trailer or getting the boys to travel from job site to job site.
“The new Tradepack helps because it is more effective and more efficient to deliver product to the job sites – this minimises our manpower to get it there compared to using multiple utes and multiple trips.”