Builders merchant Travis Perkins has taken delivery of seven new low emission Euro 5 Fuso Canter light trucks.
A further seven of the 3.5tonne trucks are on order from Wellingborough-based Mercedes-Benz dealer Intercounty Truck & Van.
Travis Perkins’ group transport operations manager Liam Holland says the builders merchant has been running Canter trucks in its Scottish region for two years and has been very pleased with them.
“The Canter has a strong, robust chassis and we know from our experience with Intercounty’s demonstrator that it’s very reliable. With the body and tail-lift fitted the truck still has a very competitive payload of just under a tonne. Importantly, it also offers an exceptionally high, 3.5-tonne towing capability, which makes it particularly attractive for operation within our tool hire business,” he says.
All have alloy dropside bodies and 500kg DEL Slimjim column tail-lifts. Power for the Canters comes from a state-of-the-art 130hp 3.0-litre diesel offering 300Nm of torque,
In addition to the new Canters, Travis Perkins has bought 32 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI vans from Intercounty, which are now in service with its City Plumbing Supplies and Benchmarx kitchens and joinery divisions.