N D Brown, which specialises in supplying vehicles to the utility, civil engineering, municipal and highway maintenance sectors, has taken delivery of six Iveco Daily 7.2-tonne chassis cabs.
The vehicles are the first in the customer’s 500-strong fleet to be fitted with an asphalt mixing machine for emergency road repairs, and will be used for hire to local authorities and highway maintenance contractors nationwide.
Supplied by Stoke-on-Trent-based Iveco dealer Sherwood Truck & Van, the Daily models were chosen for their 7.2-tonne gross vehicle weight, which gives it the highest payload capacity of any light commercial vehicle (LCV) on the market, and feature bodywork by Northwest Tippers. They also offer a 3.5-tonne towing capacity.
N D Brown managing director Mark Fernyhough said: “We chose the Daily because it was the only model in its class capable of carrying the asphalt mixing machine, crew and bagged materials on one vehicle.
“Being an LCV, the Daily’s lower chassis height also makes pouring the asphalt much easier and keeps the crew safe when loading heavy raw materials. We’ve got no other vehicles like it on our fleet, and they are attracting a lot of attention.”