The Mitsubishi Fuso Canter has been produced in Portugal since 1980. The assembly plant in Tramagal produces around 15,000 units per year for the European market. The rigorous test programme, extensive final inspection and quality checks all result in the Canter being a tough and reliable truck. However, even the most reliable workhorse will need maintenance, and Breakeryard.com can help you to replace worn parts as cheaply as possible.
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter
The 2005 model Canter was the first to be made under the Fuso moniker. There were two engines available to suit the size of the truck. The 3.5-tonne Canter had a 3.0-litre unit offering 125 bhp, and the larger models had a 4.0-litre engine offering 143 bhp.
Fleet News described the 3.5-litre Mitsubishi Canter as a ''scaled down 7.5-tonner'' with great practicality. One of the great features of the 2005 model is the Isringhausen suspended driver''s seat which has a dial to input your weight. The chair then adjusts the support you receive accordingly. The seat also hisses up and down gently to make the ride as smooth as possible.
Euro 5 update
In Autumn 2009 a new Canter was released to comply with the new Euro 5 exhaust emission regulations. In the UK, it was only marketed as a chassis cab and chassis crew cab, with gross weights of 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes.
This updated Mitsubishi Canter used a Fiat four-cylinder common rail 3.0-litre powertrain with three power outputs; 130 bhp at 3.5 and 5.5 tonnes, 145 bhp at 3.5, 6.5 and 7.5 tonnes, and 175 bhp at 6.5 and 7.5 tonnes. The engine was married to a new standard six-speed manual gearbox supplied by ZF Friedrichshafen. Unusually, each variant was fitted with an engine brake as standard.
The Fuso Canter is an important vehicle for Daimler. In 2008, 144,000 were produced worldwide across six continents. It''s the manufacturer''s biggest-volume truck.
Tougher still emission regulations
The 2014 Canter upgrade was once again prompted by tougher exhaust emission regulations. The new version of the Fuso truck also has stop/start, an upgraded cooling system, electromagnetic fan clutch, use of low-friction engine oil and a 25% increase in injection pressure to allow it to comply with the Euro 5b+ and Euro 6 emissions standards.
The Fuso Canter now grosses at 3.5 to 8.6 tonnes, with the same lineup of engine options. The standard gearbox is a five-speed manual, but there''s an optional Duonic six-speed twin-clutch auto box available as an optional extra.
The current lineup of Canter also includes the Canter 4x4 with selective all-wheel drive, which is ideal for off-road jobs, and the new Canter Hybrid will soon be on sale. This eco-friendly model will offer lower CO2 emissions and fuel savings of up to 23%. All versions are available as either a single cab chassis with three seats or a crew cab with four doors and seats for seven passengers.
Cheap Mitsubishi Canter van parts
Many Canter spares will be available to buy now. For other parts, you will hear back from the independent breakers in our network with some quotes to give you a wider choice. It doesn''t matter if you need a Mitsubishi Canter gearbox or engine, or simply switches or wing mirrors, all spare car parts are thoroughly checked, fully guaranteed for at least a month, and ready for delivery to your home or garage.
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