Isuzu NPR, NQR, Mitsubishi Fuso UD Flat Nose Trucks are Favored for Three Very Good Reasons

Imported trucks such as Isuzu NPR and NQR, Mitsubishi Fuso and UD flat nose trucks have become very popular for a number of reasons.  The Japanese mid-range trucks have, in the past twenty years, proven to be reliable, fuel efficient, maneuverable and incredibly durable. 

We at Busbee’s Truck Parts started off in 1991 with a 1988 Mitsubishi Fuso FE rollback that had been wrecked, the rear axle knocked completely out from under it.  At the time, we didn’t know anything about the Japanese imported trucks.  This little truck had a 4-cylinder diesel engine in it that over the next twenty years proved itself very worthy.  The truck was almost overloaded when it was empty and we would put one car on it and one car behind it.  It was not a powerhouse, but it was very reliable.  We sold the little truck in 2008 to a local service center and I am proud to say that it is still running today with the same motor and transmission and that it has not had to have any major work done to it as of today – 2010.

That is how we wound up in the imported truck business.  Since then, we have been running as many as three Mitsubishi and Isuzu rollbacks.  We use them as rollbacks to transport cars and trucks and we’ve experienced very little mechanical problems, their durability is unheard of, even in overload situations.  The downside to the trucks is that parts are very expensive.  We started purchasing any trucks that we could find for spare parts and that’s how we wound up in the salvage business.

The proven history of reliability in the Isuzu, Mitsubishi Fuso and UD imported mid-range trucks is second to none. They have been tested in all sorts of climates as well as load capacities.  From the swamps of Louisiana to the Arizona deserts.  The second contributing factor to making the Japanese imported trucks so popular is their fuel efficiency.  These trucks have become well known for their fuel efficiency, with many of the smaller models getting from 17-23 miles to the gallon in the straight drives. 

The third reason the Mitsubishi Fuso, Isuzu and UD trucks have become so popular is due to their maneuverability.  This is one of the main reasons we at Busbee’s Truck Parts run the flat nosed imported trucks.   Maneuverability is very important in a wreck situation where we have to get into tight places, the short nose and close-cornering turning radius is very important.  We see this application used in sweepers also.

As a whole, we’ve found the imported trucks that we run to be dependable, reliable, and maneuverable.  For that reason, we believe in them, we have over 400 salvaged imported trucks with parts we use for salvage.  We think the future of the Japanese mid-range imported truck is good here in the U.S.A. and in countries world-wide. 

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