Today in Indianapolis, the 14- year partnership between Nissan an Habitat to Humanity reached new heights with the unveiling of the Ultimate Work Titan, the second in a series of three Ultimate Titans built as part of the purpose-driven Calling All Titans campaign. Nissan is no stranger to Habitat for Humanity, having donated more than 150 trucks and $16.9 million since 2005.
Featuring a complete mobile office, toolkit, and off-road necessities, the one-of-a-kind work vehicle debuted to a group of media at the headquarters of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis.
“Construction site supervisors made it clear to us what was needed to make their jobs more productive, and after incorporating their feedback, one thing has become clear: this is the truck for Titans of the Neighborhood,” said Fred DePerez, vice president, North America LCV Business Unit, Nissan North America, Inc. “Built on the foundation of a rugged Titan XD Diesel and featuring parts from some of the most reputable names in the construction industry, the Ultimate Work TITAN lives by its name in every sense. We can’t wait to get this truck off the show floor and onto the build site, where we know it will thrive.”
The truck will be on display at The Work Truck Show 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center through March 8, and then officially donated to Habitat for Humanity, where it will be put to work on and off the job site.
In creating the Ultimate Work Titan, Nissan and Habitat talked with construction site supervisors and volunteers across the country to find out what they needed most in a truck. After compiling their feedback, three common suggestions emerged:
- Off-road capability is a must
- The interior should be treated like a mobile office
- The bed must be loaded with easy-to-access tools, ladders, and lockable storage
Originating as a stock Titan XD Diesel Crew Cab Midnight Edition, transformation into the Ultimate Work Titan began just as the Ultimate Service Titan did – with the addition of a factory-authorized ICON three-inch suspension lift kit. Anchored by Nitto Ridge Grappler tires and ICON Alloys REBOUND wheels, the truck adds Addictive Desert Designs bumpers to provide an additional layer of protection, while a WARN Industries ZEON Platinum 12-S Winch ensures the truck can help itself and counterparts out of even the most challenging situations.
Baja Designs lighting leads the way with custom worksite lighting. And, knowing supervisors are constantly in need of updated build site maps, blueprints, punch lists, daily reports, and submittals – among a daily list of paperwork – a 13-inch laptop and a printer was added to help make life just a little bit easier. And not be overlooked in the back seat is a full mobile office, featuring a custom desk and file storage with an additional power inverter.
Anchored to Titan's Utili-track Bed Channel System, the truck features a Bedslide 2000 HEAVY DUTY. Connected to the bed slide is a DECKED lockable storage system. Commercial class heavy-duty lockable tool boxes are included along the sides of the bed for additional storage. And, inside the lockable storage are some of the highest quality tools in the industry.
Atop the Ultimate Work Titan sits a TrailFX aluminum ladder rack featuring multiple commercial grade ladders, easily accessible with the help of the Titan XD bed step and dampened assist tailgate.