Isuzu revs up for stationary engines

Isuzu prepares for a change of pace as it enters stationary engine market

Isuzu Australia is preparing for a change of pace as it enters the stationary engine market.

The new division, to be known as Isuzu Diesel, will offer a range of 50 different engines, from a base 14 horsepower unit through to the top of the range 530 horsepower model, available from 35 specialist dealers.

Isuzu Industrial and Marine Engines Manager Dean Whitford says the new venture is already attracting plenty of attention from the market.

"Consumers recognise Isuzu's worldwide reputation for reliable and powerful diesel engines, so naturally our decision to enter the industrial engines market has been greeted with enthusiasm," Whitford says.

"Isuzu is one of the largest global diesel engine manufacturers, and in Australia its reputation for developing tough, reliable and technologically advanced trucks is second to none."

Whitford says the new range will be particularly competitive as a power source for construction and mining equipment, pumps and irrigation systems and as prime and standby power supplier.

Accessories such as exhaust systems, air cleaners, skid bases and cooling systems will be available in kit form, allowing complete power packs to be created for individual requirements.