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Isuzu replaced after 13 years

After 13 years and over 300,000 miles of dedicated service for a Wigan based supplier of construction hoist products Hoist-It Ltd, the company decided it was high time to replace its first Isuzu. An ‘X’ registration plated NQR 7.5 tonner, which was originally purchased in 2000, has recently been replaced by a brand-new 2013 Isuzu Forward N75.190 4 x 2 rigid.

The new medium wheelbase 7.5 tonne vehicle, now the third Isuzu working at the company, was specified with the popular Easyshift transmission and a dropside body with a Fassi 65 rear mounted crane. With this type of crane, the operator has a reach of approximately 8.5 metres for the unloading of hoist products and machinery on-site.

The body on the Isuzu also features an effective hand rail protection system for those occasions where it is necessary for the driver to operate the crane or work from within the truck body. It also has full Health & Safety approved steps for accessing the body.

Hoist-It are one of the country’s premier suppliers of construction hoist products and, according to the company, the Isuzu rigid will be covering approximately 25,000 km per annum, delivering construction and specialist application hoists to its customer base, predominantly in the North of England.

The original Isuzu NQR, nicknamed affectionately by Hoist-It as ‘The Beast’ because of its rugged uncompromising performance, will be staying in service with Hoist It. As Financial Director Gordon Gedling explains, “Our first Isuzu is probably the best vehicle we have ever owned in the 30 years of being in business, giving us very few problems over the last 13 years. It just made common sense to get another Isuzu when the time came that we had to consider replacing ‘The Beast’. It would be absolute fantastic if we were to get another 13 years of similar performance from the new Isuzu.”

The recently acquired Isuzu 7.5tonne rigid was supplied to Hoist-It by local Isuzu dealer Warrington Vehicle Centre and Gordon Gedling was quick to praise the service and support the company gets, “Warrington Vehicle Centre have been absolutely brilliant to deal with during the vehicle purchase period, they were really attentive giving us excellent service and included a number of differing crane options for consideration within the vehicle specification.”

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