With the arrival of 20 new Isuzu 7.5t rigids over the past few months, the UK’s largest independent car, van and truck rental company Burnt Tree now have 37 Isuzu vehicles operating in their heavy vehicle fleet.
13 new Isuzu N75.190 4 x2 rigid tippers, fitted with Brit-Tipp steel, front-end tipper bodies, are currently working on a range of operations for customers, based out of various Burnt Tree depots around the UK. Meanwhile, two of the Isuzu 7.5 tonners, both fitted with Brookside Engineering transporter bodies, are being used by Burnt Tree themselves to move cars, vans and small trucks (up to 3.5t GVW) between branches and to end customers.
The remaining five new Isuzu trucks for the Burnt Tree rental fleet are five new 7.5t Isuzu N75.190 rigids, each fitted with Isuzu’s popular automated transmission – Easyshift. These have a 20ft box bodies with rear column tail lifts and are being used on various customer contracts within the North West.
According to Burnt Tree’s fleet operations manager Dave Adderley, "The three-year standard warranty on the Isuzu vehicles really appeals to us and so far all the trucks have performed well in service with no major issues."
Northwest dealer Warrington Vehicle Centre Ltd has supplied all 20 new Isuzu 7.5 tonners to Burnt Tree, who will be running them for a three-year operational period.
"Although Burnt Tree is a relatively new customer to the Isuzu marque, they already have experienced the flexibility and practicality of the Isuzu 7.5t range of trucks, with the recent batch of trucks consisting of tipper, transporter and box bodied models. Isuzu has an excellent track record within the vehicle rental industry, mainly at 7.5 tonnes because our automated Easyshift gearbox is fitted as standard. We look forward to these vehicles giving Burnt Tree and their customers first-class service throughout their working life," said Keith Child, Marketing Director, Isuzu Truck UK.