Mitsubishi Fuso’s new Canter FE130 is 1,000 lbs. lighter than the Canter FE125 it replaces if spec’d with a new Supreme FiberPanel (HC) HoneyComb dry van body.
The 2015 Canter FE130 features a 13,200 lb. GVWR and has a payload capacity of 7,975 lbs. According to Supreme, a 14 ft. FiberPanel (HC) HoneyComb body with composite rear rollup door weighs 288 lb. less than a 14 ft. box made of standard fiberglass-reinforced plywood (FRP).
“We are always looking for ways to reduce cost-of-ownership for our FUSO owners. Our efficient frame design and use of lightweight structural technologies throughout the chassis help increase the Canter’s payload compared to competitive trucks,” said Leighton Good, MFTA manager, product and applications. “By adding this new Supreme FiberPanel HoneyComb body, we can boost payload capacity even more — allowing our customers to haul more per trip. And that helps them reduce their truck transport costs.”
The FiberPanel (HC) HoneyComb body is available in 12-, 14- and 16-ft. lengths, with 96 in. width and interior heights of 85-, 91- or 97-in.