The City of Sorsogon just got a big boost in its fleet, having received a fleet of over 13 brand-new units of the Tornado 4.4C Mini Dump Truck. These trucks will be helping the local government in its infrastructure, sanitation, and calamity programs in the Gateway of Southern Philippine Islands.
The new trucks were accepted by Governor Chiz Escudero and the members of the Provincial Council of Sorsogon. The new fleet will see service in the fields of road maintenance, relief operations, and other public works/services.
Atty. Enrique Renoria, the Provincial Administrator of Sorsogon City had good things to say about the Foton vehicles. He mentions that their trucks and vans have reliable, capable of carrying heavy loads, cost-effective, and easy to service.
“Maasahan talaga, low-cost ang maintenance at yung sa parte naman ninyo kung may problema, madali kayong tawagan at agad agad mayroon kayong ready na tao talagang gagawa kung anomang depekto ng sasakyan,” said Renoria.
[They're reliable, have low-cost maintenance, and should there be a problem, you can easily call them and immediately you have a ready person who will fix a vehicle's defects]
Powering the Tornado 4.4C Mini Dump Truck is a 3.8-liter turbo-diesel engine that can produce over 170 PS, and generating up to 600 Nm of torque. Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the dump truck is capable of carrying up to 4,590 kg of cargo with its 4-cubic meter dump-box.
This is not the first time Foton provided Sorsogon with commercial vehicles. In 2010, Foton turned over 3 units of Foton Ambulance units, which was then followed by an additional four units in 2016.
Thanks to the 13 new dump trucks from Foton, Sorsogon City is confident that these trucks will help the city government implement improvement plans. Those interested in getting a Tornado truck of their own can check out the other available models and body styles which include dropside, F-van, MPV, double-cab, as well as a refrigerated van.