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Tiling firm sticks with Fuso Canter

Walls and Floors has replaced its fleet of 7.5-tonne Mitsubishi Fuso Canters with eight new, Euro VI-engined examples of the same, range-topping model.

The Northamptonshire-based company's latest Canter 7C18s were supplied by Wellingborough Mercedes-Benz Dealer Intercounty Truck and Van.

The vehicles have been fitted with low-height curtainside bodies by Kurt Hobbs Coachworks, of nearby Great Addington.
 
The Canter 7C18 is powered by a 129 kW (175hp) engine and are also equipped with fully automated dual clutch transmissions.
 
Like their predecessors, the trucks offer good payload capacities - essential when your business entails distributing heavy ceramic and porcelain tiles.

Most can carry in excess of 3,750kg, the only exceptions being the two which are additionally equipped with 1,000kg Anteo tuckaway tail-lifts weighing in at around 250kg.
 

John Steel, operations director at Walls and Floors, said: "The Canter's industry-leading payload is, of course, key to its appeal.

"Its size is also important, though - the Canter has a relatively compact footprint for a 7.5-tonner, which allows the vehicle to access tight locations and makes it very manoeuvrable.
 
"This is a big advantage given that we make the majority of our deliveries to London, while other ‘plus points' include the new model's uprated rear suspension and re-engineered diesel particulate filter (DPF) system."
 
Intercounty Truck and Van is inspecting and servicing the Canters under five-year
Mercedes-Benz repair and maintenance contracts.

"We drop the vehicles off at the end of the day and the work is done overnight, so they're always available when we need them," added Steel. "The dealer is providing a responsive service."
 

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