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Tool and plant hire firm moves entire fleet to Iveco Daily

1st Choice Tool & Plant Hire has switched its entire fleet over to Iveco with an order for 12 new Daily light commercials.

1st Choice Tool & Plant Hire has switched its entire LCV fleet to Iveco
1st Choice Tool & Plant Hire has switched its entire LCV fleet to Iveco

The deal for two 3.5-tonne Daily panel vans, plus eight 3.5-tonne and two 7.2-tonne Daily chassis cabs, was awarded on the basis of Iveco’s wide vehicle range and local dealer support.

Rob Cox, managing director at 1st Choice Tool & Plant Hire, said: “We need a rugged vehicle that can handle our day-to-day work, especially as we transport diggers, dumpers and even three-tonne excavators. Iveco proved to us that the Daily is more than up to the task and the whole package they offered made it a no brainer.”

All 12 vehicles will deliver construction tools and machinery to customers in London and across the South East of England. Supplied by Iveco Retail in Hayes, five of the 3.5-tonne Daily chassis cabs (35C14) are fitted with dropside bodies and mesh tail-lifts by Ingimex, with the remaining three having plant bodies built by Shawtrack.

Both the 3.5-tonne vans and chassis cabs are powered by a 2.3-litre diesel engine delivering 136hp and 350Nm of torque while the larger 7.2-tonne Daily chassis cabs, which are also fitted with Shawtrack plant bodies, are powered by a 3.0-litre engine with 180hp and 430Nm.

All new vehicles have been supplied with a five-year Iveco Elements repair and maintenance contract.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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