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Tree expert takes delivery of Canter from Marshall Truck & Van

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Romsey Tree Surgeons’ has taken delivery of another 3.5-tonne FUSO Canter – its sixth in a row – from Marshall Truck & Van.

The Canter 3C13 with Comfort day cab and 130hp 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine was acquired with funding support from Mercedes-Benz Finance. It has a high-sided tipping body by Solent Bodybuilders & Repairs, of Fareham, and a roof-mounted flashing light bar.

Solent Bodybuilders and Repairs also fabricated and installed a toolbox with locking shutter doors on both sides immediately behind the new vehicle’s cab, while a mesh-sided tray beneath the body on the nearside is used to carry signage and other equipment. The truck is also fitted with a hitch.

Ross Woodley established his business in Romsey, Hampshire, in 1998, and bought his first Canter six years later. He said: “I buy a new Canter every three years, and always have two at any one time – my other truck has been on the road since 2015.

“When they’re due for change I sell them privately. We don’t do a lot of miles but when I come to replace them I’m always impressed by their residual values.

“I can’t fault the dealer, they handle all of the liaison and movements with the bodybuilder, while we also utilise FUSO Service Contracts – we drop the vehicles off at the end of the day and the work’s done overnight so we’re ready to roll again next morning.”