GB Rowing team takes on two Daily crew cabs

Iveco Daily DropsideThe Reading-based GB Rowing Team has taken delivery of two new Daily (35C17/P) crew cabs fitted with dropside bodies to replace existing Dailys in its all-Iveco fleet. They will be used to transport the team’s equipment and boats to major events throughout Europe.

Each of the newcomers has been fitted with a tow bar and specified with heavy-duty front and rear suspension, a 100-litre fuel tank, engine sump guard, rear differential lock, 180A alternator and long mirror arms. Power comes from a powered by a 3.0-litre diesel which produces 170hp between 3,000rpm and 3,500rpm, and up to 400Nm of peak torque between 1,250rpm and 2,600rpm; ideal for long distance motorway cruising.

“We need vehicles that can handle long journeys in their stride; it’s not uncommon for us to exceed 1,700 miles getting to a destination and the Dailys have always delivered for us,” said John Tetley, boatman for the GB Rowing Team. “The team attends European competitions throughout the year and it’s our job to ensure that their equipment gets there safely and on time.”

“We are towing boats which are up to 18m long; while they are incredibly light, they add considerable length to our load. The Daily is a reliable towing platform that has both the power and the weight needed to provide stability on all types of road.”

In conclusion, Tetley said: “With two drivers in every vehicle and destinations as far afield as Lisbon and Athens, comfort is also paramount. We specified the vehicles with cruise control and automatic climate control; plus both the driver and passenger seats are heated, air-suspended and feature lumber supports and integrated arm rests. It’s the perfect combination and ideally suited to our needs.”

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