With their new Isuzu Forward 12 tonne tipper now in service, Hereford-based aggregates company Radbournes can carry up to 6.3 tonnes of payload even with a crane on this 4×2 rigid truck, easily outperforming a previously purchased competitors 12 tonner that it has replaced in the company’s 10 strong distribution fleet.
The Isuzu F120.240 chassis/cab is fitted with a Stag aluminium tipping body, which has an Atlas 58.2 crane mounted at the rear of the cab. The crane is capable of lifting up to 1095kgs of bagged aggregate at a reach of 5.4 metres.
According to Chris Radbourne, managing director at Radbournes; "If I were to single out the reasons for the increasing numbers of Isuzu trucks in our fleet it is simply that they easily outperform their competitors in terms of both fuel economy and overall running costs. Without a doubt the Isuzu trucks are the most efficient vehicles that we have ever operated in our fleet."
Radbournes deliver aggregates, sand, gravel and stone, in both loose loads and bagged quantities, using a 10-strong distribution fleet, of which five are Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigids. Local Isuzu dealer Andy Powell Commercials in Hereford supplied the new Isuzu 12-tonner to Radbournes and it is expected to have a working life of approximately 5 years. It is the latest addition to the Radbourne fleet and the first Isuzu in their fleet at this higher weight range. .
"Although the vehicle only went on the road last month, its performance so far is superb. First indications are that it has excellent fuel economy and performs considerably better than its predecessor," commented Chris Radbourne.
"Isuzu products are renowned for high productivity offering excellent payloads, good fuel economy and low operating costs. This new truck for Radbournes is a clear example of how we have been able to provide them with an efficient working vehicle that enhances their distribution operation and ultimately the service they provide to their customers," said Keith Child, Marketing Director at Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited.