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Timber merchant goes with Rygor’s grain

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Rygor’s Canter and Atego 1624

The latest additions to the fleet of timber merchant Beaumont Forest Products are both 16-tonne Atego 1624 models. They were supplied, together with the operator’s first Fuso Canter, by Reading dealer Rygor Commercials.

Beaumont Forest has been buying Mercedes-Benz trucks for more than 15 years and currently runs 10 Atego rigids, the majority of them 16-tonners. The new arrivals are fitted with platform bodies by Wessex Vehicle Services and 8.7 tonne/metre Palfinger cranes; one of the trucks is also Beaumont Forest’s first to be finished with a full cab vinyl wrap.

The Canter, meanwhile, is a 6.5-tonne 6C15 with Wessex dropside body – like other Purchased because its 150hp Euro 5 engine will allow the operator to stay on the right side of London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) rules for some time to come, the Canter has replaced an ageing 5.0-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

Beaumont Forest has again signed-up to Mercedes-Benz Repair and Maintenance Contracts – the Ategos are the subject of five-year arrangements, the Canter a three-year deal. The operator keeps its trucks for a maximum of seven years, so extends the R&M Contracts as necessary.

“The Rygor Commercials team maintain all of our vehicles under contract and do a first-rate job,” said Managing Director Andy Ferguson. “The dealer handles everything for us, which is brilliant. We get the peace of mind that comes from knowing the trucks are being serviced on schedule, and our managers are left free to concentrate on running their depots and serving our customers.”

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Editor of Commercial Vehicle Dealer Magazine, Jason has worked in the commercial vehicle industry since leaving university over 20 years ago.