Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wilson & Collins replaces one Isuzu with another


 
Following many years of dedicated performance from its first 5 tonne Isuzu NPR, Isle of Man steel fabricators Wilson &Collins Ltd recently decided to replace it with a brand new Isuzu that is being used to deliver company products and equipment to its customers all over the island.
 
The replacement Isuzu 5 tonne N50.150 rigid has been supplied to Wilson & Collins by local Isuzu dealer B&C Transport, who worked closely with the Manx company to determine the ideal specification for this new vehicle. Fitted with a dropside body, which Wilson and Collins fabricated in-house, it has the added feature of a Fassi Micro 25A.12 crane. The Isuzu rigid weighs in at just 3200kgs, giving them a potential payload just short of 2 tonnes.
 
According to Gary Flowers from Wilson & Collins, “By working closely with B&C Transport when finalising the truck specification, the new Isuzu really is perfect for our requirements. Its predecessor had lasted extremely well, easily handling the varying job requirements that even included trips to Europe. Together with the good service we get from our local Isuzu dealer, the proven performance of the Isuzu really did sell itself to us when we were looking for a replacement truck.”
 
The new Isuzu, which went into service in June this year, will have a working life of between five and seven years, on a six-day week journey cycle covering approximately 18,000 miles per annum, a relatively high mileage for this type of vehicle on the Isle of Man.
 
Wilson & Collins are steel fabricators and erectors of industrial units and buildings with steel frames, based in Ballasalla near Douglas.
 
“Since their appointment as our first-ever Manx based dealership, B&C Transport has developed a strong reputation for supplying fit-for-purpose vehicles to its customers. This latest Isuzu 5 tonne rigid is a perfect example of how the B&C team works closely with the end customer to ensure that the final specification meets the customer’s exact requirements,” said Keith Child, marketing director at Isuzu Truck.
 
Full details of the current Isuzu Truck range can be viewed and downloaded from the company’s website on www.isuzutruck.co.uk

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