Guernsey-based construction company Rihoy & Son has recently taken delivery of their third Isuzu 7.5 tonne tipper truck; however, this is their first Isuzu to feature the popular Easyshift automated transmission.
Rihoy & Son’s latest Isuzu N75.150 E has been specified with a Brit-Tipp aluminium tipping body, and the truck was supplied by Isuzu’s long standing Channel Island dealer Rabeys Commercial Vehicles, who were also suppliers of the first two Isuzu’s to Rihoy & Son.
“Our business consists of a mixture of large and small commercial, social, and domestic constructions across Guernsey, so the flexibility of our tipper fleet is really important in ensuring that projects are completed to the agreed schedules. The Isuzus have proven themselves to be really practical, all-round work horse trucks that provide multi-use operational support across all our ongoing construction projects, including the delivery and collection of bulky, heavy loads such as hard-core and aggregates,” said Mark Trebert, procurement manager, Rihoy & Son.
Mark continues, “The first two Isuzus were already very popular with our drivers but the specification of the latest one with Easyshift transmission has really taken them to a new level. Their ease of driveability makes them ideally suited to the narrow road network in Guernsey. Their compact footprint and three tonne payload ensure that the Isuzu 7.5 tonners can easily handle the arduous operating conditions that they are involved in.”
Rihoy & Son is one of Guernsey’s longest-established building contractors. Established in 1924, the company now employs more than 200 staff and is involved with all types of projects, from small contracts to many of the island’s most prestigious developments.
Rihoy & Son anticipates that the latest Isuzu will be in their fleet for a minimum of six years working on a six-day week operation that involves much stop/start work that is more punishing on the truck. However, as Mark Trebert confirms, the Isuzus have the strength of build quality that enables them to handle this type of work much better than other truck marques.
“The Channel Islands has a strong Isuzu vehicle parc, as a result of the proven operational performance from a truck chassis that is ideally suited to the challenging road network found across all the islands. At 7.5 tonne GVW, the Isuzu rigid is the perfect operating truck for Rihoy & Son’s construction site needs, ticking all the boxes for payload, reliability, and performance from a compact chassis,” said Stuart Beeton, Head of Sales, Product & Marketing, Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd.
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