Throwback Thursday

Isuzu Commercial Trucks – Throwback Thursday

First and foremost, Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015, from your friends at Bentley Truck Services.

It just so happens that it is Throwback Thursday and we’re gonna get the years’ first Throwback Thursday commercial truck picture started off right with this old Isuzu 6×6 commercial truck.

This is an Isuzu TWD25 powered by a 6BD1, 5.78 liter engine that produced 150 horsepower. Isuzu has made some of the best commercial trucks for decades.

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Hino Ranger 4D Dump Truck – Throwback Thursday

Check out this old Hino Dump

We found this photo of an old Hino Ranger 4D dump truck at U.S. Marine Corps Forward Operating Base (FOB) Geronimo, Nawa district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 13, 2009. The gravel is being used in the construction of FOB Geronimo.

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Wolseley CP 1.5-ton Truck – Throwback Thursday

This week’s Throwback Thursday truck is a piece of Isuzu Motors history
In 1924, Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering, a forerunner of Isuzu Motors, produced the 1.5-ton CP truck in Japan through a tie-up with Britain’s Wolseley Motors. The vehicle played a pioneering role in the establishment of a domestic automobile industry in Japan in the mid-1920s.

The preserved vehicle was returned to Isuzu from the National Science Museum in 1991 and was completely restored. It is now maintained in full operating order and is on display in the entrance hall of the Isuzu headquarters.

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Hino Briska Light Duty Truck- Throwback Thursday

This week’s Throwback Thursday truck is a little piece of Hino history
The Briska was a small bonnet-type truck originally produced and marketed by Hino Motors, Ltd. The first-generation Briska debuted in April 1961 with a passenger capacity of 3 and a payload capacity of 750 kg, and shared the engine with the Hino Contessa 900. The Briska line was expanded the following year, adding a double-cab pickup (six seater; payload capacity: 400 kg), a light van (6/3-seater; payload capacity: 400/600 kg), and a panel van (with a windowless cargo cabin).

In May 1965, the Briska was fully redesigned to enter the second generation. The engine was upgraded to a 1.3-liter 55 hp unit that had been used on the Contessa 1300, and the model name was changed to the Briska 1300. The body variations were eliminated, and only a single-cab 3-seater truck was available. The payload capacity was increased to one ton, the same as that for the Datsun Truck that had been dominating the small truck market.

With the commencement of the partnership between Toyota and Hino in October 1966, the Briska underwent design changes to share components and specifications with Toyota, resulting in the release of the Toyota Briska in May 1967. At the same time, Hino began to design and develop the successor to the Briska, which was placed.

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Freightliner B-42 Tractor – Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday commercial truck is a Freightliner tractor
Freightliner introduces the “Eastern Freightliner”, a B-42 tractor designed to haul a single semi-tractor.

Bentley Truck Services rents and leases the new Freightliner Cascadia so we thought we would pay a little tribute to Freightliner with this 1950’s B-42 tractor.

We found this cool old picture on the Freightliner website.

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1985 Hino Cabover – Throwback Thursday

Hino Commercial Truck – Never seen this vocation before!
We came across these cool pics of an old 1985 Hino Cabover Commercial Truck from New Zealand. Home on wheels or “Housetruck”. Never seen this vocation on a Hino. Pretty Cool

 

 

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1987 Mack MS250 Refrigerated Box Truck – Throwback Thursday

This week’s Throwback Thursday truck is a special one

We found these old photos of a 1987 Mack MS250 refrigerated box truck with a Thermoking reefer unit and a photo of our original location. This is one of Bentley Truck Services first lease and rental trucks in our first Philadelphia location.

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Isuzu KS22 – Throwback Thursday

30th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the U.S. Market

This week’s Throwback Thursday truck is a vintage restored 1984 Isuzu KS22

The KS22, the first Isuzu truck in America, arrived at the Port of Jacksonville, Fla, on November 10, 1984. It had no tilt cab and was powered by an 87-hp engine.

Though primitive by today’s standards, the truck struck a chord with American truck buyers who were looking for durability, dependability, flexibility and low cost of ownership in a medium duty truck, said company officials. In 1986, barely a year after the stateside launch, Isuzu trucks became the best-selling low cab forward truck in the U.S., “a position held ever since – an unprecedented 28 consecutive years.”

Today, Isuzu trucks have 80 percent of the U.S. low cab forward truck market, they reported. Isuzu’s current array of N-Series trucks is the only line-up of low cab forward trucks in the industry to offer a choice of two diesel engines, plus a gasoline engine that is both CNG and LPG capable.

In addition, they are the first trucks in their class to be 50-state, clean-idle certified and to meet EPA 2010 and CARB HD-OBD standards, the most stringent emissions requirements in the world.

“Our trucks offer state-of-the-art technology and are the industry leaders in efficiency, dependability, durability and low cost of operation,” Skinner said. “With great product, great dealers and great customers, we expect their next 30 years in the United States to be even more successful than the first 30 years.”

Isuzu Truck History Highlights

2013: Isuzu N-Series is named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year by Work Truck magazine

2010: Isuzu N-Series trucks are the first trucks in their class to be EPA 2010 and CARB HD-OBD compliant, and to be 50-state clean-idle […]

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Isuzu fire truck – Throwback Thursday

Really cool old Isuzu fire truck commercial truck picture

This week’s Throwback Thursday truck is a vintage Isuzu fire truck

Isuzu commercial trucks has been making excellent commercial trucks for decades and has enjoyed an excellent reputation the whole time. Bentley Truck Services is an authorized Isuzu dealer for commercial truck sales, parts and service at our Philadelphia, PA and New Castle, Delaware locations.

We found a great old photo of a vintage Isuzu fire truck on Pinterest

By |September 11th, 2014|Isuzu Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Isuzu fire truck – Throwback Thursday

Old UD Commercial Truck – Throwback Thursday

Check out this old UD Commercial Truck Picture

This week’s Throwback Thursday truck is an old UD Commercial Truck

Here’s a bit of UD commercial truck history from Wikidepia and a great photo of an old Nissan Diesel (UD) truck.

UD Trucks Corporation is a Japanese company whose principal business is the manufacture and sales of light, medium and heavy duty diesel trucks, buses, bus chassis and special-purpose vehicles. The company is owned 100% by the Volvo Group since 2007. Formerly known as Nissan Diesel, the company changed its name to UD Trucks on February 1, 2010. Already before the name change, the UD name was prominently displayed to separate the identity from that of their former owner Nissan Motors.

The UD name was originally used for the company’s Uniflow Diesel Engine (known as Two-stroke Engine), developed in 1955, but is now marketed as meaning “Ultimate Dependability”

On February 15, 2010 it was announced that UD Trucks had taken over the import and sales of Volvo trucks in Japan, as a consequence of Volvo’s ownership

UD Trucks are marketed in 70 countries. Some of the main markets are Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia Australia and around the Southeast Asia region.

On September 12, 2012, UD Trucks of North America announced that is will no longer be part of the North American truck market. Reasons given for this decision was a combination of factors, including the continued shrinking of the cab-over-engine market segment and the accelerating cost of regulatory compliance.

More info on UD commercial truck history from Wikipedia

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