How are we doing? Ask our customers

Jun 1, 2019

Happy customers are the best barometer of success. At FUSO, truck buyers are telling us that the efficient, reliable trucks they invested in are helping to drive their profits.

At Barbato Nursery Corporation in Wading River, New York, they've been selling trees and shrubs for more than 30 years. But plants aren't the only thing the owners are intent on nurturing at Barbato's 100-acre operation on Long Island.

To grow the business, Barbato invested in a 2017 FUSO FE160 Crew Cab Diesel Truck. It's reliable and maneuverable, says Anthony Barbato. It also accommodates a crew of seven workers, meaning the nursery can take on big jobs. A tight turning radius helps the driver navigate landscapes with ease and agility. And an ergonomic interior keeps the crew comfortable.

'CLASSY'—AND EFFICIENT

Robert Genco makes craft beer at his business, Discretion Brewing in Soquel, California.

He's been toasting the 2017 FUSO FE160 Diesel Truck he bought for wholesale distribution. "It's classy," he says, and having a great-looking truck truly matters in promoting the brand when Discretion is on the road delivering its brews.

Beneath its beautiful exterior, the FE160 Diesel is a workhorse, with a two-stage turbocharged, low-emissions engine and dual-clutch automatic transmission. The truck's Mobileye® system helps drivers stay safe, with audible and visual alerts for speeding, lane departure and potential pedestrian or vehicle collisions.

And efficiency? Of course. It's what Genco likes best about the truck. "13-15 MPG," he says.

TRUCKS THAT DELIVER

Holkenborg Equipment in Milan, Ohio, sells John Deere tractors, mowers and turf equipment. They pride themselves on selling reliable products—but they couldn't count on their company truck. "I had it for 10 years and it needed multiple repairs each year I owned it," recalls Tim Holkenborg, the owner.

Holkenborg switched to FUSO, buying the 2017 FE130 Diesel Truck. On the lighter end of FUSO'S medium-duty lineup, it's ideal for deliveries to homes and businesses. "It's reliable," he says. "It rides well, too."

The Mitsubishi Electric Group manufactures intelligent heating and cooling systems that make controlling energy use simple and efficient. Their motto: "Changes for the Better."

Robert Calo, residential sales manager, made a smart choice in selecting a demo truck to serve customers in the greater New York City market. The company bought the 2017 FUSO FE160 Diesel Truck because it's dependable and easy to drive.

Calo says the truck is delivering. With FUSO's exclusive DUONIC® dual-clutch automatic transmission, the FE160 offers effortless navigation of city streets and heavy traffic, a must in Manhattan. And the ultra-efficient advanced dual-turbo diesel engine provides access to high torque whenever it's needed.

REPEAT CUSTOMER

At Pine Cone Lumber, the crew prioritizes getting materials to the job quickly so builders can keep their work moving forward. Founded by the Cilker family in 1959, the company is the preeminent lumber supplier in California's Santa Clara Valley.

Pine Cone has relied on FUSO in the past, and when it came time to buy a reliable new truck the company invested in a 2017 FE160 Diesel.

The truck doesn't just get lumber to the job. It's a great driving experience, with FUSO'S most comfortable cab ever. It's equipped with an ergonomically designed interior, adjustable steering wheel, spacious seating and roomy stowage. A panoramic windshield and driver-to-ground line of sight of only 6 feet allows drivers to stay focused on what is ahead and arrive safely at their destination.

"It is a smooth, nice-running truck," Brian Cilker says.

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