MARATHON: Hoist-It hail ‘The Beast’
Wigan-based supplier of construction hoist products Hoist-It are saying goodbye to their first-ever Isuzu after 13years and 300,000miles of service.
The ‘X’ registration NQR 7.5tonner, originally purchased in 2000 and nicknamed ‘The Beast’, is being replaced by a brand-new 2013 Isuzu Forward N75.190 4×2 rigid.
Hoist-It’s new addition will cover approximately 25,000km per annum, delivering construction and specialist application hoists to the company’s predominantly-Northern customer base.
Now the third Isuzu working at the company, the vehicle was specified with Easyshift transmission and a dropside body with a Fassi 65 rear-mounted crane.
With this type of crane, the operator has a reach of approximately 8.5metres for the unloading of hoist products and machinery on-site.
The Isuzu also features an effective hand rail protection system for when the driver must operate the crane or work from within the truck body.
It also has full health and safety-approved steps for accessing the body.
Gordon Gedling, Financial Director of Hoist It, said: “Our first Isuzu is probably the best vehicle we have ever owned in the 30years of being in business, giving us very few problems over the last 13years.
“It just made common sense to get another Isuzu when the time came that we had to consider replacing ‘The Beast’.
“It would be absolute fantastic if we were to get another 13years of similar performance from the new Isuzu.”
The recently acquired Isuzu 7.5tonne rigid was supplied to Hoist-It by local Isuzu dealer Warrington Vehicle Centre.
Mr Gedling added that he was delighted with the service and support of the dealer.
“Warrington Vehicle Centre have been absolutely brilliant to deal with during the vehicle purchase period, they were really attentive giving us excellent service and included a number of differing crane options for consideration within the vehicle specification,” he added.
Keith Child, Marketing Director at Isuzu Truck, added: “Longevity, payload and proven performance are recognised as the key operating benefits of the hard-working Isuzu product range.
“Hoist-It has experienced first-hand that Isuzu trucks really do work hard for their living and give customers a truly reliable and effective performance during their working life.”