As Sherrin Rentals celebrates its 45th year of operation, third generation managing director Grant Sherrin has taken delivery of the 250,000th Isuzu truck sold in Australia.
The medium-duty Isuzu FRR 110-260 MWB Auto was handed over at the Sherrin Rentals flagship facility in Pinkenba, with dealership staff from Brisbane Isuzu in attendance.
Sherrin Rentals is an Australia-wide truck and equipment hire specialist – which alongside Sherrin Equipment is part of the Sherrin Group.
Sherrin Rentals runs a large fleet of over 140 Isuzu trucks dispersed across the country.
The majority of the Sherrin rental fleet finds a home in mining, earthmoving, excavation, and civil engineering applications in locations all over the country.
Grant says his passion for all things mechanical and metal date back to his childhood
“I started working with my father during the school holidays, working in and around the yard and at the time he ran tree gangs for tree lopping,” he recalled.
“I’d help on the tree gangs by feeding the chipper. Once I graduated from school I started within the business as an apprentice mechanic.
“My father Mike started manufacturing elevated work platforms (EWPs) back in the early 2000s, because the demand was so high, and it was hard to get a hold of them from overseas manufacturers. He thought he’d have a go at making his own.”
And with that, Sherrin’s highly successful EWP hire fleet was born.
Fast forward more than two decades on, and Sherrin Rentals has developed a booming customer base in the earthmoving and civil construction industries.
The latest edition to the growing fleet, the new Isuzu FRR 110-260 MWB Auto has been fitted with a 13-metre elevated work platform. Along with being a milestone truck for Isuzu Australia, it also marks Isuzu Trucks’ 50-year anniversary of trading in Australia too.
“We specialise in equipment honed for the application. Our elevated work platforms go from strength to strength and are built on vehicles such as the new FRR 110-260. They’re top notch,” Grant said.
The FRR 110-260 Auto has a max power of 191 kW (260PS) at 2400 rpm and torque of 761 Nm at 1450 rpm.
Matching what’s under the hood, Grant says the truck’s easily adaptable cabin and chassis is what initially caught his attention.
“The Isuzu platform is fitted in the warehouse with components and equipment manufactured by Sherrin engineers here onsite. The unit is then prepped, wrapped, and thoroughly checked for quality assurance,” explained Grant.
“But one of the key reasons we recently made the decision to go exclusively with Isuzu is because of the total package the brand can offer us.
“While the safety and power aspect of a vehicle is important, it’s the ease of maintenance, and particularly for Sherrin – how easily we can fit a body to the chassis – that is one of the most valuable features.
“Isuzu also has an excellent reputation and we do like to associate ourselves with only the best products.
“All our Isuzu’s work so hard for us here at Sherrin Rentals as we put them through a lot so having that reliability of product backing us is a comfort.”