They are part of an order that will see 20 Fuso Shogun 510s delivered to TR Group this year.
The Shogun 510 is the only Japanese truck with more than 500hp and has far more torque than its rivals, according to Daimler.
TR Group is the largest truck and trailer rental company in New Zealand and is rapidly expanding its footprint in Australia.
It features a full range of prime movers and rigid trucks, as well as a wide array of trailers including PBS approved A Doubles and Super Bs, as well as refrigerated units.
The Fuso Shogun 510s are not the only Daimler trucks in the TR Group fleet.
There are also 15 Mercedes-Benz Actros models, with more to come this year.
Specially developed for Australia, the range-topping Shogun 510 packs a mountainous 2500Nm of torque and 510 horsepower, thanks to an advanced Daimler-sourced 13-litre engine.
In addition, the advanced power unit also features Euro 6 emissions ratings, a big plus for customers keen on emission reduction.
TR Group Australia General Manager, Chris Perry, says the company was keen to get the Shogun 510 into its fleet.
"The advanced safety and performance of the Shogun 510 make it an ideal truck for TR Group," Perry says.
"Our customers want new trucks with the latest technology and we know the 13-litre Shogun’s 510hp and especially its 2500Nm of torque is sure to make it a popular addition to our fleet," he adds.
Perry said the Shogun 510’s safety technology was a big plus.
"TR Group operates the latest trucks and trailers and we always place a very strong emphasis on safety," Perry says.
"Features such as Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Active Attention Assist (AAA) and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) all tie in with TR Group’s safety-first approach," he adds.
Perry says TR Group selects trucks and related equipment that are reliable and fit for purpose.
The TR Group Shogun 510s are fitted out with additional accessories including bullbars, stone-chip guards, beacon lights and seat covers.
Designed for metro and intrastate transport, the Shogun 510 is rated at 63-tonnes Gross Combination Mass and is capable of hauling a single or double trailer set or working as a tough tipper and dog combination. It is available as a 6x4 prime mover or as a rigid.
Fuso Truck and Bus Director, Alex Müller, is excited to see the first TR Group Shogun 510s hit the road.
"TR Group is known for operating the latest and greatest equipment, so it makes sense that they have been quick to adopt the Shogun 510," Müller says.
"This truck was developed for the Australian market, because our customers made it clear they wanted more than 500hp and a huge amount of torque in a Japanese truck. Now it is here in the market and customers are showing a great amount of enthusiasm. We know it will be popular with TR Group customers given it is the only Japanese truck with so much power and torque, as well as the latest safety features," Müller concludes.
The 510’s Daimler OM471 six-cylinder engine hits its maximum power output at 1600rpm while its maximum torque of 2500Nm is available from just 1100rpm.
The way the torque is delivered means the Shogun 510 can get the job done without raising a sweat.
Indeed, 86 per cent of maximum torque is available from just 800rpm and 84 per cent of maximum torque is still available at 1700rpm.
The advanced engine features an asymmetric turbocharger and the latest generation common rail system with variable pressure boosting for ultimate fuel efficiency.