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14 Fuso Canter sold to Slovakia’s largest meat and sausage producer
- Tauris, based in Rimavska Sobota in Slovakia, opts to buy its first ever Fuso Canter
- Fleet enlarged by 14 Canter 7C18s with freezer box bodies
- Decision in favour of Canter based on high 3.3-tonne payload
- Fuso Canter truck celebrates its 50th anniversary
Rimavska Sobota/Slovakia – Seeking to enlarge its fleet, Tauris, Slovakia’s largest meat and sausage producer, has decided to purchase 14 Fuso Canter with a 7.5-tonne permissible gross vehicle weight. The key factors behind the sale were the Canter’s high 3.3-tonne payload, manoeuvrability and favourable price/performance ratio. The Canter 7C18s, with a 129 kW (175 hp) power rating, are equipped with freezer box bodies and are used to deliver the meat and sausage specialities, famous throughout Slovakia, to outlets all over the country. The Tauris fleet has to date been made up of Mercedes-Benz, MAN, Renault and Iveco. The sale of 14 vehicles to a new fleet customer represents a major success for the Fuso brand. The vehicles were financed through MB Financial Services Slovakia.
The Canter 7C with a 7.5-tonne permissible gross vehicle weight has a rear axle with a carrying capacity of 6.0 tonnes, which puts it in first place in this weight class, making the vehicle ideally suitable for high payload requirements. In combination with its low unladen weight, the Canter is already a record-holder in terms of load-carrying capacity and payload.
Posting six-digit sales figures year after year, the Canter is equally at home on every continent. Its technical finesses include the Canter Eco Hybrid, which is now series-produced also in Europe, and the Duonic, the first dual-clutch transmission for trucks, which allows driving without changing gear. The legendary, traditional strengths of the Canter are its high payload, manoeuvrability and fuel economy.
50 years of the Fuso Canter
The first generation of the Fuso Canter came onto the market in March 1963. Now, 50 years and eight generations later, Daimler is celebrating the Canter as a top seller with over 3,700,000 units sold worldwide since its launch in its home market of Japan. The lightweight Fuso Canter truck is the flagship of the Daimler subsidiary, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), and is in global demand with customers in over 150 countries. To meet the needs of the European market, the Fuso Canter has been produced in Tramagal (Portugal) since 1980. The vehicle enjoys growing popularity in Europe.