Truck Product Conference 2019

Mitsubishi Fuso details FE, FG Series changes, offerings

Dec. 9, 2019
NTEA Truck Product Conference 2019 coverage

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America provided updates on its FUSO FE and FG Series chassis during the 2019 Truck Product Conference.

The FE truck is available in gas, diesel and electric versions.

The FE and FG diesel trucks have several new features, including a newly designed, black and gray interior, heavy-duty driver’s seat, upgraded interior LED lighting and high-visibility “FUSO” red seat belts. The Mobileye collision avoidance system is an optional feature. 

The diesel version is available in five models, ranging from the 13,200-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) FE130 to the 17,995-pound GVW FE 180. The diesel FG also comes in a 4x4 model. The FUSO FE diesel wheelbase is either 110.2 inches or 187 inches, and the FUSO FE diesel Crew Cab has wheelbases of 169.3 inches and 187 inches.

FUSO FE and FG diesel trucks provide an aftermarket PTO option. The power take-off for the Duonic AMT from Muncie Power features maximum intermittent duty torque of 126 pound-feet, and max continuous duty torque of 88 pound-feet. Maximum PTO output speed is 1,200 RPMs.

The FUSO FE gas truck now is available in the Class 5 FE180 model that features the 17,995-pound GVWR and a 11,855-pound maximum payload. The gas model also comes with 19.5-inch wheels and tires, and single-caliper, four-wheel disc brakes.

The FUSO FE gas truck uses a Power Solutions International (PSI) GMPT Vortec Series V8 6-liter engine with 361 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 RPMs. The transmission is an Allison 1000 HS/RDS six-speed with FuelSense 2.0.

The FE gas is available with four different wheelbases ranging from 133.9 inches to 187 inches, and the optional PTO provision enables the use of any supplier’s PTO that meets Allison’s operational specifications.

The gross combined weight rating, which is the total of all weight, including vehicle, trailer and payload, for trailering in FE diesel and gas trucks range from 20,915 pounds to 25,710 pounds.

Special equipment for the FE FUSO gas includes the rear underrun protection device (RUPD), or “bumper,” which must be installed on the end of the frame for chassis-cab operation on public roadways; underride guard mounting plates and hardware; and fuel fill neck with hardware and grounding strap.

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