South east arboriculture company Connick Tree Care has added three new Isuzu trucks to its fleet, furthering the two firms’ 14-year-strong partnership.
Connick Tree Care operates both 3.5-tonne and 7.5-tonne GVW trucks on its 40-strong commercial vehicle fleet; this includes a 58-plate Isuzu that still undertakes arb work on a daily basis for the company.
“Since we purchased our first Isuzu 14 years ago, we have not looked back. Never have we been with one vehicle manufacturer for so long, but Isuzu truly fits the bill and is the perfect truck for us at both the 3.5-tonne and 7.5-tonne weight range,” said Mike Connick, director, Connick Tree Care.
The new Isuzu 3.5 tonne Euro VI Grafter trucks have been fitted with specialist arb bodies built by Southern Vehicle Bodies and will be run for anywhere between five and nine years, based on the reliable performance of their predecessors.
Connick continued: “Within the business, it is our policy to invest in quality equipment for all our staff and as far as our trucks are concerned, Isuzu provides us with a quality product that is not only robust in operation but also ticks our environmental requirements. Our typical daily working environment is tough and it demands a tough truck to survive. The Isuzus are worked really hard each day and with their custom arb bodies, they are ideally fit for purpose.”
The new vehicles are now working for the company’s extensive customer base in the south east and the Home Counties but also in London, where they’re providing a reliable and flexible solution.
“Under quite arduous conditions, the Isuzus do what they say, they are economical to run, and the Grafter’s payload is as good as you can get on a 3.5-tonne truck,” said Connick. “We work in many urban environments where space is at a premium and the Isuzu has proved to be more manoeuvrable in tight spaces, particularly within London. They have a great turning circle and finally, and probably most importantly, our drivers really do find them good to drive in these challenging locations.”