Delta Group bringing the house down with Isuzu Trucks
Delta Group is a true Aussie success story, using their expertise in deconstructing, decommissioning and demolishing buildings into a thriving, 30 year business.
The company boasts over 600 employees nation-wide, covering an impressively diverse work portfolio that includes contracts for some of Australia’s largest construction, mining and energy projects.
“We’re primarily a demolition and civil earthworks company, with many other divisions that complement the business,” said Dominic Santullo, General Manager of Delta Group Recycling and Logistics.
“But we also offer hard rock quarry crushing services, concrete and timber recycling, asset recovery, waste transfer, heavy equipment hire, bio-remediation and rehabilitation, decommission, site closure consultancy, and contract crushing and quarry operations.”
As Australia’s population continues to expand, finding space in our city centres becomes virtually impossible and previous buildings must be demolished.
As such, Delta Group is often called into clear CBD sites, which necessitates hauling big payloads of construction materials over difficult terrain.
“Demolition and earthwork sites require trucks with a lot of power,” Dominic said.
“They have to work in quarries, landfills and green fill sites where there aren’t any roads.”
Urban demolitions also call for finesse, however, because travelling between the site and the dumping grounds requires navigating tight city streets and bustling traffic.
The situation demands a truck that has the resilience and reliability to carry huge loads, with the surefootedness and nimble handling to cross a construction site and move through an urban centre.
Delta found the answer in the Isuzu FY range.
“We recently bought an Isuzu FYX 2500 10×4 model with a hook lift,” Dominic said.
“We chose it because of its extra-carrying capacity, which adds to our efficiency. And the turning circle on the FYX is very good.
“It’s all about getting more work from fewer trucks.”
The Isuzu FYX 2500 10×4 has a GVM rated at 35,000 kg, a GCM of 42,500 kg, 257 kW @ 2,000 rpm and an impressive 1,422 Nm @ 1,400 rpm – making it an ideal choice for operators working in hard-wearing applications that feature big payloads.
“Delta has over 60 drivers, and I always get good feedback about the Isuzus,” Dominic said. “They’re happy with the trucks and the performance.
“Delta’s trying to move towards automatics, which takes the strain off the driver and the truck itself.”
In this case, the labour-saving transmission is a smooth-shifting Allison 4430 series 6-speed automatic, with 5th generation electronic controls and adaptive shift.
Driver-friendly features continue with an ISRI 6860 air-suspension seat with pneumatic lumbar support, offering comfort and support through long days rolling over rubble.
This handles the long-term health of those behind the wheel, but Isuzu also puts strong focus on planning for the types of safety issues that can occur in unpredictable environments like construction sites.
“Running smoothly without any injuries is our top priority,” Dominic said.
“Airbags, braking systems – including engine brakes – and driver protection are what we look for.”
At the end of the day, it’s about finding a truck with the features, toughness and reliability to get the job done.
“We’ve been buying Isuzus for the last 10 years and we have models that, after a decade of very hard work, are still going strong.”
Speak to the Isuzu Trucks team on stand D31 at AWRE 2018 to find out more about their expansive range to suit most applications.
Read the full customer story on Delta Group here.