Tippers take two more Isuzu tool hire trucks

Midlands-based Tippers Tool Hire has recently taken delivery of a further two new Isuzu 7.5 tonne beavertail trucks that are being used for the delivery and collection of tools and plant, typically carrying items ranging from 0.9 tonne excavators right up to 3 tonne dumper trucks.

As part of the family-run Tippers Builders Merchants organisation, Tippers Tool Hire have seven locations across the Midlands and these latest two Isuzu 7.5 tonne beavertail trucks are joining four other similar specification Isuzus that have been in the company’s fleet since 2016, working out of depots in Birmingham, Lichfield, Uttoxeter, Stoke-on-Trent and Kidderminster.

“Since we acquired our first Isuzu four years ago, they have proven themselves to be extremely fuel efficient, with an excellent payload capacity. Most importantly, the specification of the Isuzus ensures that they are ULEZ compliant, enabling us to deliver to all areas, including the Birmingham Clean-Air Zone,” said Alan Elsworthy, tool and plant hire manager, Tippers Tool Hire.

Alan continues, “As our tool and plant hire division continues to expand, upon fleet renewal we will definitely be looking to add further Isuzu 7.5 tonne trucks to the fleet, based on their excellent operational performance. Our drivers really enjoy driving the Isuzu trucks and, by specifying the Easyshift automatic gearbox, the trucks are extremely easy to drive, both on local deliveries and further afield. The low-entry cabs also make access very simple, as well as giving great visibility when out on the road.”

Supplied by local ITUK dealer, Allports Garages t/a Isuzu Central in Stoke-on-Trent, the two latest Isuzu N75.190(E) rigid trucks have been specified with Shawtrack low profile beavertail bodies and will be covering approximately 38,000 km per annum. Tippers estimate that both these new trucks will be in their hire fleet for up to eight years, with all ongoing maintenance and inspections handled by Isuzu Central during that period.

“We have a great partnership with Isuzu Central. From ordering to collection of the trucks, the service from them was fantastic, even down to arranging the installation of vinyl graphics and branding to ensure that the vehicles were ready to work from the moment they were on site. It also helps that Isuzu Central is closely located to our Lichfield head office, which makes it perfect for vehicle inspections and routine maintenance,” adds Alan.

Tippers are a family run builder’s merchants with 12 branches across the Midlands, supplying quality building materials, plumbing and heating supplies, timber and joinery, kitchens and bathrooms, tool hire and ready mixed concrete. Within the business, the Tippers Tool Hire Division has seven locations, hiring out a full range of tools and plant to trade and DIY customers, ranging from excavators to dumpers, power tools and fencing.

Overall, the Midlands based builders merchants currently operates over 73 LCV’s and HGV’s, covering vehicles from 3.5 tonne dropsides and 7.5 tonne beavertail trucks right up to 18 tonne rigids and 44 tonne tractor unit/trailer combinations.

“I am certainly not surprised but delighted to see that operationally the first four Isuzus in the Tippers Tool Hire fleet have all performed really well over the last four years. The latest addition of these two new 7.5 tonne Isuzus reflects the excellent relationship that has developed between us, Isuzu Central and Tippers. It helps to ensure that the specification of their fleet upgrades perfectly matched the operational requirements of their tool hire division,” said Pete Murphy, managing director, Isuzu Truck UK.