Isuzu is now the template for Glendale's 7.5 tonne fleet
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 14:00
Following the successful operation of its first two Isuzus that have been in service for just over a year, specialist national green services provider Glendale Managed Services Ltd has taken a further two new Isuzus to work on specific new contracts in the North London area.
The latest Isuzu N75.190 Forward Euro VI rigids, in the distinctive Glendale livery, are involved in the maintenance of trees in the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon, handling a range of arboriculture applications from supporting routine tree-felling to annual pruning programmes.
Stuart Darbyshire, commercial director at Glendale Managed Services Ltd, said; “Glendale is a relatively new user of Isuzu trucks taking our first Isuzus in 2014. We were really impressed by the demonstration vehicle supplied by our local dealer and subsequently bought two new 6.2 tonne GVW Isuzus on the back of this initial contact. Both the original Isuzus performed really well in service, so we decided to duplicate the order for our 2015 requirements but this time moving from 6.2 tonne vehicles to the latest Euro VI 7.5 tonne specification.”
The two latest Isuzu 7.5t rigids have been specified with Isuzu’s popular Easyshift automated transmission and feature a secure storage/tool box compartment behind the cab and a compact tipping body. In operation, the vehicle is equipped to tow a chipper, which feeds the tipper body with woodchip waste.
All four Isuzu rigids have been supplied by local dealer Cornwallis Commercials Ltd and the latest two 7.5t vehicles are based in Glendale’s South East region, operating from its Watford depot.
“Based on the performance of the four Isuzu trucks over the past 18 months, we now consider the Isuzu Forward to be the standard 7.5 tonne vehicle for our fleet; it has become the template for future purchases at 7.5tonne,” added Stuart Darbyshire.
Now in its 25th year, Glendale Managed Services Ltd is the UK’s leading supplier of specialist green service solutions for the management and maintenance of green environments. It operates through a nationwide depot network that is split into four regions covering the whole of the UK.
“In a short period of time, Glendale’s Isuzu trucks have already left a lasting positive impression with their performance and overall productivity. We now look forward to working closely with Glendale on their future fleet requirements,” said Keith Child, marketing director, Isuzu Truck UK.