Grafter Green 'absolute perfect truck' for arboriculture, says Bartlett Tree Experts
Isuzu trucks are the standard ‘go to’ vehicle for arboriculture in the UK, according to Bartlett Tree Experts, who has recently added a further five new Isuzus to its nationwide transport fleet. Bartlett may be one of the longest Isuzu operators in the UK, having taken its first Isuzu vehicle back in 1998. Richard Trippett, UK and Ireland division manager at Bartlett Tree Experts says: “The big appeal for us is that they are completely reliable, very rarely breaking down.
The drivers find them easy-to-use and they are very popular with our teams, who think they are perfect for our type of work. They also have the professional look that we strive for.” Richard continues, “Having operated Isuzus for an incredibly long time, we know that they provide us with the optimum fuel consumption returns that we expect, as well as giving us really good payload.
This makes them more than capable of handling all the work that we do. We believe that the Isuzu Grafter, for example, is close to being the absolute perfect truck for arboriculture operations at 3.5 tonne GVW.” The latest order for five new vehicles at Bartlett consists of three Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne tipper trucks as well as two Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigid tippers that will be working in the company locations in Beaconsfield, St Albans, Sevenoaks and Manchester.
Working with teams of two and three operatives, as self-contained crews, both the Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne and 7.5 tonne rigid tippers tow a range of chippers when out on location. Bartlett Tree Experts will be looking to run these new Isuzus for between eight and 10 years. This family-owned global business also runs Isuzus in its fleet within its parent company’s operations in the USA.
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