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2004 Mitsubishi Canters

2004-03-18 11:03

The three-model range of 3 and 4-ton workhorses, which are powered by 3.5 and 3.9-litre diesel and turbo diesel engines, feature high interior specification levels in keeping with Mitsubishi's "Full Comfort" concept.

There is a choice of three different engine sizes rated at 78 kW, 85 kW and 105 kW. All three are four stroke water cooled direct injection diesel engines. The largest rated engine has a turbo-charger and intercooler.

Extensive use of components utilising zinc plating and resin greatly contribute to corrosion resistance.

Resin fenders and bumpers make restoration work easier and cheaper. The tilt cab enables easy servicing and maintenance. The fuel and oil filters are now spin-on types making them very easy to change.

Interior

An elegantly moulded headlining, combined with a softly contoured interior assures comfort. Floor mats provide soundproofing.

The interior trim, seat material, and cushion pads are all made from flame-resistant material for superior safety. The driver's seat is designed to be adjustable and wide enough to create a perfect driving environment.

We drove the truck briefly, and it impressed with its levels of comfort - there's enough headroom and legroom, as well as driver's seat width, for the biggest South African driver - as well as its driveability.

Mitusbishi says the specially reinforced frame greatly resist twisting, resulting in superb durability, and that stability on rough roads is also enhanced by a new chassis design.

The extended lower quadrant of the front windscreen improves forward visibility and the deep cut safety windows on the sides of the cab provide unobstructed side visibility for safer driving.

Following equipment is provided as standard:

  • Spin-on type engine oil-filter
  • Water separator in fuel line
  • Fuel tank lockable cap
  • Standard tool set and hydraulic jack
  • Square type halogen head lamps
  • Laminated front windshield glass
  • Inside rear view mirror
  • Sunvisor-for driver and passenger
  • Heater and defroster
  • Seat belts (three-point with ERL X 2.2 points X 1 )
  • Revcounter
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Reverse warning buzzer

Prices: FE6-106 R183 710; FE7-115 R191 380; FE7-143 R214 810.

 

DIESEL TRUCK CHASSIS WITH CAB

MODEL / MODEL

FE645EGRBJ3

FE659E6RBJ3

FE659F6SRBJ3

FE6-106

FE6-115

FE7-143

TYPE

Forward control

Forward control

Forward control

DRIVE SYSTEM

4 x 2

4 x 2

4 x 2

DIMENSION

Wheelbase

3 350 mm

3 350 mm

3 760 mm

Overall length

5 900 mm

5 900 mm

6 535 mm

Overall width

1 895 mm

2 035mm

2 035 mm

Overall height, approx.

2 320 mm

2 330 mm

2 330 mm

Track front

1 665 mm

1 665 mm

1 665 mm

Track rear

1 550 mm

1 560 mm

1 560 mm

WEIGHTS

Kerb weight

2 205 kg

2 335 kg

2 385 kg

Front

1 485 kg

1 540 kg

1 575 kg

Rear

720 kg

795 kg

810 kg

Max. G.V.M.

6 000 kg

7 000 kg

7 000 kg

Max. G.C.M.

7 00 kg

8 000 kg

8 000 kg

Front

2 400 kg

2 640 kg

2 660 kg

Rear

4 300 kg

5 000 kg

5 060 kg

PERFORMANCE (calculated)

Max. speed

110 km/h

110 km/h

110 km/h

Max. gradeability

36.5 % (with Max. G.V.M. 6000 kg)

34 % (with Max. G.V.M. 6000 kg)

41.5 % (with Max. G.V.M.=7 000 kg)

Min turning radios

6.3 m

6.3 m

6.9 m

ENGINE

Model

Mitsubishi 4L132-2A

Mitsubishi 4D34-2A

Mitsubishi 4D34-2AT1

Type

4 stroke-cycle, water cooled direct injection diesel engine with aneroid compensator

4 stroke-cycle, water cooled direct injection diesel engine with aneroid compensator

4 stroke-cycle, water cooled direct injection diesel engine with turbo-charger

No. of cylinders

4 in line

4 in line

4 in line

Bore and stroke.

104 mm x 105 mm

104 mm x 115 mm

104 mm x 115 mm

Piston displacement

3 567 cc

3 907cc

3 907 cc

Max. output ( DIN )

78 kW/3 500 rpm 106 PS/3 500 rpm

85 kW/3 200 rpm 115 PS/3 200 rpm

105 kW/3 200 rpm 143 PS/3 200 rpm

Max. torque ( DIN )

251 Nm/1 800 rpm

289 Nm/1 800 rpm

344 Nm/1 600 rpm

Alternator

25.6 kg-m/1 800 rpm 24 Volt. AC, 35 Amp

29.5 kg-m/1 800 rpm 24 Volt. AC, 35 Amp

35.0 kg-m/1 600 rpm 24 Volt. AC, 35 Amp

Air cleaner

Dry paper element type

Dry paper with safety element

Dry paper element type

Suction

Long snorkel and rain cap

Snorkel and rain cap

Long snorkel and rain cap

Governor

All speed type

All speed type

All speed type

Remarks;

1) Max. speed of engine is 3 700 rpm. 2) The output ( DIN ) is measured at standard ambient conditions based on DIN 70020, 1976, 780 mmHg ( 101.3 kpa ) barometric pressure, 20C temperature

1) Max. speed of engine is 3 700 rpm. 2) The output ( DIN ) is measured at standard ambient conditions based on DIN 70020, 1976, 780 mmHg ( 101.3 kpa ) barometric pressure, 20C temperature

1) Max. speed of engine is 3 400 rpm. 2) The output ( DIN ) is measured at standard ambient conditions based on DIN 70020, 1976, 780 mmHg ( 101.3 kpa ) barometric pressure, 20C temperature

CLUTCH

Hydraulic control, single dry plate

Hydraulic control, single dry plate

Hydraulic control, single dry plate

Model

C3W28D

C4W30D

C4W30D

TRANSMISSION

Type

5 forward and 1 reverse speed 1 st to 5 th ; Synchromesh gears Rev. Constantmesh gears

5 forward and 1 reverse speed 1 st to 5 th ; Synchromesh gears Rev. Constantmesh gears

5 forward and 1 reverse speed 1 st to 5 th ; Synchromesh gears Rev. Constantmesh gears

Ratios

5.181-2.865-1.593-1.000-0.739

5.380 - 3.028 - 1.700 - 1.000 - 0.722 Rev. 5.380

5.380-3.028-1.700-1.000-0.722

PROPELLER SHAFT

Rev. 5.181

Rev. 5.181

Rev. 5.380

Model

P2

P3

P3

FRONT AXLE

Reverse Elliot "I" beam type

Reverse Elliot "I" beam type

Reverse Elliot "I" beam type

REAR AXLE

Full floating type

Full floating type

Full floating type

Final reduction

Single reduction, hypoid gear

Single reduction, hypoid gear

Single reduction, hypoid gear

Model

D2H

D03SH

D03SH

Ratio

6.166

6.166 (Electroless plated pinion shaft)

6.166

TIRES AND WHEELS

( Electroless nickel plated pinion shaft )

( Electroless nickel plated pinion shaft )

( Electroless nickel plated pinion shaft )

Tire size

7.00R16

7.00R16-10 only

7.50R16

Tread pattern

Rib

Rib

Rib

Wheel size

16 x 5.50F-115-8t, 5 studs. 2 pieces

16 x6.000F-115-8t,6 studs. 2 pieces

16 x 6.00GS-127-9t, 6 studs. 2 pieces

Type

Disc type

Disc type

Disc type

Spare tire & disc wheel

Provided

Provided

Provided

Spare tire carrier & bracket

Right hand steering. Ball nut type with integral type hydraulic power booster Super wide-span tilt steering column with steering lock

Rear mounted winch type

Right hand steering. Ball nut type with integral type hydraulic power booster Super wide-span tilt steering column with steering lock

SUSPENSION

Front

Laminated leaf springs with shock absorbers 1 200mm x 70mm x 10mm-5

Laminated leaf springs with shock absorbers 1 200mm x 70mm x 11mm-5

Laminated leaf springs with shock absorbers 1 200mm x 70mm x 10mm-5

Rear

Laminated leaf springs with shock absorbers

Laminated leaf springs with shock absorbers

Laminated leaf springs with shock absorbers

Main

1 250mm x 70mm x 10mm-1 11 mm-5

1 250mm x 70mm x 10mm-1 11 mm-5

1 250mm x 70mm x 10mm-1 11 mm-5

Helper

990mm X 70fllm x 8mm-5 9 mm-2

990mm X 70fllm x 9mm-2 10-4

990mm X 70fllm x 9mm-2 10 mm-4

BRAKES

Service

Hydraulic with vacuum servo assistance, dual circuit with LSV

Hydraulic with vacuum servo assistance, dual circuit with LSV

Hydraulic with vacuum servo assistance, dual circuit with LSV

Parking

Internal expanding type on propeller shaft

Internal expanding type on propeller shaft

Internal expanding type on propeller shaft

Auxiliary

Exhaust brake

Exhaust brake

Exhaust brake

COOLING SYSTEM

Radiator

Corrugated- fin type and water reservoir

Corrugated- fin type and water reservoir

Corrugated- fin type and water reservoir

Fan

430 mm diam-8 blades PP. With thermomodulated fan clutch

430 mm diam-10 blades PP. With thermomodulated fan clutch

430 mm diam-10 blades PP. With thermomodulated fan clutch

FRAME

Parallel, tapered channel section type with crossmembers and stiffeners. Tapered rear overhang

Parallel, tapered channel section type with crossmembers and stiffeners. Tapered rear overhang

Parallel, tapered channel section type with crossmembers and stiffeners. Tapered rear overhang

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

24 Volt

24 Volt

24 Volt

Batteries

12 Volt x 2,60 Ah

12 Volt x 2,65 Ah

12 Volt x 2,65 Ah

FUEL TANK

100 liters

100 liters

100 liters

DRIVER'S CAB

All steel, tilt cab

All steel, tilt cab

All steel, tilt cab

PAINT

Cab color

Natural White ( W31 )

Natural White ( W31 )

Natural White ( W31 )

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