As part of its customer service programme, Scot JCB has recently taken delivery of its first Isuzu Forward N75.190 (E) 7.5 tonne rigid that is now being used by the company for the delivery of the new range of recently launched access equipment.
“This is our first Isuzu and we decided to switch to the Isuzu marque for this replacement vehicle not just because they have a good professional name within the industry but because we also talked to some of our customers who operate them and were highly complimentary about their payload, performance and reliability,” said Andy Campbell, service manager, Scot JCB.
Supplied by local Glasgow Isuzu Truck dealer, Imperial Commercials (Glasgow) Ltd in Govan, the new Isuzu 7.5tonner for Scot JCB is fitted with an LVB designed beavertail body featuring a front body mounted winch for use in potential recovery situations.
Based at Scot JCB’s head office in Glasgow, the Isuzu will have a working life of eight years, covering approximately 40,000 kms per annum.
“The initial service we received from Imperial Commercials was excellent, with a very smooth handover. Now on the road, the vehicle is performing extremely well, giving us the level of reliable operation that we require for our delivery and collection business,” added Andy.
Scot JCB have been supplying and servicing JCB machinery for construction and agriculture throughout Scotland and the North of England for over 50 years, having sold its first machine in 1956. Since then the company has grown into a highly specialised machinery distribution company operating through a network of twelve branches from Muir of Ord, north of Inverness, to Carnforth in Lancashire.
“The Isuzu beavertail body specification is proven to be ideal for plant carrying operations, as the robust chassis cab can easily handle the demanding conditions involved in plant and access equipment transportation,” said Pete Murphy, managing director, Isuzu Truck UK.