In the East Midlands, Amber Valley Borough Council has taken delivery of its first ever Isuzus, with two brand-new 3.5tonne Isuzu Grafter Green dropside rigids joining the fleet within the organisation’s landscape and ground maintenance services department.
Having just gone into service in January this year, the debutant Isuzu trucks are scheduled to have a maximum working life of five years at the council, covering general ground maintenance duties. As part of its detailed procurement process, Amber Valley Borough Council undertook an extensive tender programme reviewing a range of vehicle marques.
According to Dave Fisher, fleet officer at Amber Valley Borough Council, “Based on the scoring system within our tender document, Isuzu Truck UK came out on top, easily meeting all the stringent council criteria for overall vehicle specification, ancillary equipment, performance and ease of maintenance.”
Following a subsequent series of meetings with ITUK, and its local dealer T.I.M. Commercials in Ilkeston, Amber Valley Borough Council then ordered two Isuzu Grafter Green 3.5 tonne rigid chassis, both fitted with a secure toolbox and dropside bodies, with the specification designed for the efficient and safe towing of plant carrying trailers.