MITSUBISHI Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) is now offering its Class 3 Canter FE125 cabover truck with a 169.3-inch wheelbase that will accommodate bodies up to 20 feet long.

The medium-duty FE125 has a GVWR of 12,500 lbs and a body-payload capacity in its normal configuration of 7095 lbs, making the new long-wheelbase version well suited for urban delivery of high-bulking items like furniture, baked goods, vending refill, and clothing.

With a 20’ stake-body or landscaper body, the Canter FE125 may accommodate enough tools and equipment to eliminate the need for a separate trailer and the additional maintenance and inspection stops that go along with it. 

The Canter FE125 accommodates the same rear body widths and heights as its heavier Class 4-5 FE brethren. The new long-wheelbase Canter FE125 models are available now at authorized Mitsubishi Fuso commercial truck dealers.

Leighton Good, manager of product and applications, said that while rear tank packaging is improved compared to the 2010 version, “particular attention must be paid for rear-mounted equipment such as liftgates and dump hinges to prevent interference.”

He said 44” of afterframe, as measured from the rear axle centerline, is required to accommodate the fuel fill pass-through. For example, on Supreme Road Ready program bodies, the 12’ L van (on Fuso’s 110.2” C wb) requires a 10-inch floor extension when mounting Maxon’s TE-20 Tuk-A-Way liftgate.

2014MY product changes:

• Factory 102-wide mirrors.

• Factory 102”-wide fuel filler hose (for rear in-frame fuel tank).

• 102”-wide fuel filler hose.

• OBD2013/GHG2014 (2014MY running change with July production).

• OBD requires lower threshold values for monitored emissions. ECU update, additional sensors: UQS, ULS, NH3, and additional NOx; and new DEF delivery hose.

• Power and torque ratings are same as EPA10: 161 hp at 3400 rpm, 295 lb-ft at 1300 rpm (all models).

• FE125/FEC52S: 169.3” H wheelbase. There is a 20’ nominal length on Class 3 chassis.

He said that in terms of body lighting, standard incandescent and LED parameters are mutually exclusive. All wires, left side and right side, must be utilized (Stop or Tail can’t be piggybacked to one side); and LPL circuit must be used as well.

If truck body lamps (clearance and ID) are LED, but Fuso’s combination lamps are being kept, then keep factory standard SAM coding. A 3-2 wire-powered converter is required if combining stop and turn lamps. ♦

Find the NTEA Truck Product Conference Report archive with articles from 2012 to present