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UD Trucks Going the Extra Mile at Nampo

14 May 2014 | Print

UD Trucks is once again out in full force at this year’s Nampo Harvest Festival, currently taking place in Bothaville.

UD Trucks is once again out in full force at this year’s Nampo Harvest Festival, currently taking place in Bothaville.  With a focus on transport applications for the agricultural industry, UD Trucks will also introduce new truck models at the show.

The first of which are the two new Quon GW 26 450 6x4 truck-tractor models, which is available in a standard and high roof version.

“The new GW 26 450 follows in the footsteps of the legendary UD 440 – a truck that cemented UD Trucks’ ultimately dependable reputation in the market,” said Jacques Carelse, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa.  “The GW 26 450 is a long distance commodity mover, offering a comfortable ride, low noise levels, advanced safety features and a powerful engine that provides high levels of fuel economy and durability to compete in the popular  440 to 460hp range of vehicles.”

The GW 26 450 boasts a 450hp engine that provides 330kW at between 1 500 and 1 800rpm, and a significant 2 244Nm of torque between 1 050 and 1 400rpm.  The model has a Gross Combination Mass (GCM) of 65 tonnes. 

UD Trucks’ Quon range is the result of years of meticulous research and development.   Tailor-made for South African road and operating conditions, these extra heavy trucks are also the culmination of extensive customer feedback and local engineering trials.

The Quon range has always been designed and developed as a “smart worker” – a truck that works intelligently as part of a profitable transport solution for the owner.

UD Trucks will also introduce its new UD 90 ATM heavy commercial freight carrier, which will now be available with an Allison automatic transmission for a more powerful, efficient and productive performance, as well as ease of driving.

Also on show will be UD Trucks’ versatile Medium Commercial Vehicle range (MCV) of trucks, which has over the years built a strong reputation as some of the most reliable and durable trucks on the road.  Although it may not be one of the newest models available on the market today, it has a very loyal following amongst some of the biggest operators in the industry.

“In this, its run-out year, the UD35, 40 and 40L will continue to prove their worth by saving owners considerable amounts on diesel, maintenance and running costs.  And we believe that the UD Trucks MCV range ensures that each operator gets the best lifecycle costs from their fleet,” said Carelse. 

As always, UD Trucks will have a team of product and aftermarket specialists on hand to advise customers which trucks are most suited to their specific business requirements. 

UD Trucks is constantly developing, strengthening and training its already comprehensive regional dealer network.  The 64 UD Trucks dealers across southern and eastern Africa are always ready to support customers with manufacturer-endorsed sales, service, parts, as well as financial and fleet solutions.

“The UD Trucks management team and I are extremely excited about the future of the brand in this country, as we are currently planning the introduction of game-changing new range of products and services to customers.” said Carelse.  “For this reason, we are constantly looking for innovative ways in which we can go the extra mile to support our customers in a smart and modern way, and our dealers are on the forefront of this drive.”
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