It’s quite possible Malcom Tyquin’s new company vehicle is one of the best-looking liquid waste trucks on Victorian roads, and according to Malcom his Isuzu FVD 1000 doesn’t shortchange him on driver comfort and reliability either.

“The cab is independently sprung and with the air bag suspension you don’t feel as tired at the end of the day,” Malcom said.

“The doors also open to right angles so it’s a lot easier to get in and out of – it’s just much more user friendly than other trucks and far better-looking I think!”

Malcolm took over Rose’s Liquid Waste six years ago from an established operator who’d built a respected reputation for delivering dependable liquid waste solutions service to clients in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges region.

The company came with a 1997 Isuzu FVD 950 and Malcom was immediately impressed by the truck’s steadfast performance on the road.

“It still is a great truck. It’s done 775,000 kilometres and the engine hasn’t ever been touched, it doesn’t burn a drop of oil and it’s just so reliable – you hit the key and away you go, every day,” he said.

Based in Kyneton some 85 kilometres north of Melbourne, Malcom travels an average of 1200 km a week servicing septic and waste water treatment plants on private properties in the Macedon region, as well as looking after commercial grease traps and car washes.

When it was time to upgrade the company truck, Malcom approached Bendigo Isuzu Dealership, Poyser Trucks, for a model that would deliver everything the FVD 950 offered but with more “bells and whistles.”

“I did have a look at a couple of other brands, but I ended up going straight back to Isuzu for the FVD 1000. I need reliability in a truck so I don’t let my customers down and Isuzu offers that. They’re just much better finished off and a much better truck,” Malcom said.

To give the truck more manoeuverability on domestic jobs, the truck was shortened by 650 mm in the wheelbase.  Fitted with alloy wheels, and standard climate control, electric mirrors, and driver and passenger air bags, Malcom says he now has a truck that is safe, extremely comfortable and a pleasure to drive.

“We also had an Isuzu bull bar with tow hitch added. We’re out in the country all the time and sometimes in Winter you can get yourself stuck, this way we know we can get pulled out safely and back on the road to our customers with less time wasted,” he said.

Malcom says his gleaming new truck has clocked up 2500 kilometres on the road and is already turning heads, with livery now as memorable as the company’s name.

“Presentation is a big thing these days and we’ve already had so many comments on the new truck. Everyone has said how professional and smart it looks, which is going to help our business no end. The truck is like a mobile billboard and when we drive through town, people notice,” Malcom said.

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