Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has announced that new plow kits are available for its Canter FG4X4 Series medium-duty cabover trucks. These plow kits come with blade, permanent mount, articulation hydraulics and a dash-mounted or optional handheld controller.
The kits are available from Fisher Engineering (Fisher, Western and Blizzard brands) and Meyer Products (Meyer brand). The offerings include a number of different mounting kits, light harness kits and harness adapters, as well as a choice of blade configuration – covering 8.5-, 9.0-, 9.5-, 10.0- and 10.5-foot blade widths – in steel, poly/steel and stainless steel.
All are mounted on the Canter FG4X4, which has a 134.4-inch wheelbase length that can accommodate 12- to 15-foot bodies, as well as the plow kit. Mitsubishi says the turning diameter for the FG4X4 is 44.2 feet, allowing for maneuvering through narrow urban streets, tight industrial centers and crowded parking lots. The cabover design allows the driver to see the ground closer to the front of the plow blade. A Fuso FG4X4 also has no rear fenders to dent or crush if the truck should slide into a snow bank.
According to the company, the Duonic automated manual transmission makes plowing easier and allows the driver to keep a hand available to operate the plow-blade controller, while the cab design and interior also make it comfortable for the driver who has to spend the day (or night) behind the wheel. Doors include internal crush bars to help increase frontal-impact protection, while the dash-mounted shifter helps keep the floor clear so the driver can enter and exit the vehicle from the passenger side nearly as easily as from the driver’s side.