AN Isuzu Gigamax 425 EXY Custom, has taken out this year's Isuzu Truck of the Year competition, winning its owner a top of the range 10-burner barbecue.
Adrian Tyndall of Shepparton Victoria, was presented with the Rinnai Impressor 10 barbecue, at a handover involving representatives from Isuzu Australia and Shepparton Isuzu dealership Taig Bros.
The Truck of the Year competition is held annually in conjunction with Isuzu's Truck Owner's Club magazine, Truck Power and receives hundreds of entries.
Finished in blue and white livery and featuring polished alloy wheels, fuel tank, bull bar and exhaust stack, the 425 horsepower prime mover is a familiar sight in and around Shepparton.
Mr Tyndall said winning a barbecue was the last thing on his mind when he purchased his Gigamax about 12 months ago.
The long time truck driver was on a search for a well-equipped prime mover to begin service in his busy earthmoving company, Adrian Tyndall Excavations.
With four excavators on the go, the largest a 20 tonne Caterpillar, Adrian required a good all-round vehicle that was right on the money.
"When I decided to purchase a new prime mover to transport my earth moving equipment, nothing compared to the Gigamax," Adrian said.
"Getting a 425 horsepower truck with cross locks, airbag suspension, all the comfort and convenience, and unbeatable warranty, price wise nothing else came close."