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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: 139

    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: 1,227

    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: 1,922

    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: 1,585

    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.
     
  5. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Like others said rust and rot is an issue
    Parts are expensive
    Power was fine
    I added a coolant filter and only issue I had was fuel will gel up faster then in other trucks bucause the tank is exposed to elements no big deal to correct once I learned that lesson
    They are great all around trucks
     
  6. Jersey Push

    Jersey Push Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    My father has a 2007 mistu Fuso 4x4. It has almost constant wiring issues from plowing and salting. The gauge wiring used in those trucks is by far smaller then American built trucks. Also stated there is rusting issues also.