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has anyone run 4x4 fuso trucks?

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by pipelayer, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. pipelayer

    pipelayer Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 132

    looking into a fuso 4x4 dump set up with a boss 9.2 V, and a gas engine sander on back. i feel the turning radius and visibility would be awesome, im just looking for input on the people that have run them. how do they fare in alot of wet and heavy snow? im coming out of a SRW 1 ton 7.3. looking for comparable power. also going from fisher to boss, because the trucks already set up, and switching would be costly and a pain in the ass, being that ive wired a cabover for a fisher and it was horrible. the truck is a 2000 fe mitsu, with a 10ft dump, and 89k. 5 speed 4x4. any input is appreciated. thanks
  2. schrader

    schrader PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,211

    A buddy of mine ran a 2000 fuso auto for ten years, had issues with the wiring on the front end corroding from the salt and the Fisher mount cracked the frame. The truck stood up very well for ten years of plowing and he had good luck with it.
  3. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,395

    They are great trucks till you have to perform repairs. Parts can be costly. And I've seen the frame cross members rot out.
  4. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,444

    We picked up an Isuzu NPR 2wd in the spring with a flat bed on it. I fabbed up a removable beaver tail and ramps so we could make it a lawn care truck. While doing that I put a plow mount on the front and plan on taking the beaver tail off and put a spreader on the back in the winter. Its a 4cyl turbo and the guys say it goes all week on a tank of fuel. So I cant speek from experience for plowing yet but I think it will be great.