Gulliver's invest in Farid RCVs for fleet replacements.

Published:  10 December, 2012

Gulliver's Truck Hire, a nationwide company with its head office in Bristol, has recently been investing heavily in the latest RCV equipment for the contract hire and spot rental vehicle fleets. The company has a full range of 7.5 tonne to 26 tonne refuse collection vehicles with a choice of chassis and various bin lift options, including 70/30 split, automatic split and trade bar lifts.

Other features include under body on-board weighing systems, narrow track options and a multitude of bin lifter operational equipment options.

During the past year Gulliver's has purchased a comprehensive range of Farid refuse collection and recycling vehicles, including for its spot rental fleet, which now benefits from the purchase of new Farid RCVs including the Farid SELECTO 20 (70/30 – 20m3 divided body for the collection of two waste streams on one vehicle), the Farid T1S9 (9m3. body), and the Farid T1M19N (19m3 narrow body). All supplied and fitted with a combination of Farid Evolution Comb bin lifts and Terberg automatic split bin lifts. Chassis variants chosen for these equipment's include Mercedes Econic, Dennis Elite and DAF.

Whilst the contract hire division will use the new Farid Micro ‘L' (5m3 food waste collection bodies), the Farid Minimatic (8m3 multi-purpose body), the

Farid Minipac (10m3 multi-purpose body), and the Farid T1S8 (8m3body). All supplied and fitted with the integral Farid Multi-Purpose Comb bin lift system, some with additional function of adjustable/mobile combs. Chassis variants chosen for these equipment's include Mitsubishi Canter and DAF for end user customers SITA, BIFFA, Kier, Enterprise and SRCL. All these vehicles were specified by Gulliver's customers as the right trucks for the task required.

Neil Jeremiah, Gulliver's Sales Director explained: ‘we have been investing in quality reliable equipment for some time now. Coupled to specific requests made by some of our contract hire customers with our own exacting evaluation of the RCV equipment currently available was the main driving force behind the decision to purchase these Farid vehicles. As part of our contract with Farid they have developed a fleet partnership programme and carried out intensive training of our own technicians to enable them to carry out ‘in-house' warranty repairs on our vehicle fleet. We have also jointly invested in ‘state of the art' dedicated diagnostic software and tooling for our service technician computer diagnostic systems. We have been very pleased with our decision to purchase Farid vehicles and with the UK service provided.'

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