Specialist south east arboriculture and land management company Maydencroft Ltd has taken delivery of a further nine Isuzu Grafter trucks during 2020 with four more new Grafters joining their fleet in time for spring.
Maydencroft now run 21 Isuzus in total covering both 7.5 tonne and 3.5 tonne variants, as the Isuzu marque has become the mainstay of its specialist arboriculture fleet.
‘The initial eight Isuzus did really well for us as they proved to have a great turning circle and excellent payload,’ said Tom Williams, managing director, Maydencroft Ltd.
‘We have been particularly impressed with the overall performance from the new Grafter range at 3.5 tonne. These trucks are unbelievably good, we do use them to tow 2.7 tonne diggers, and we can still get a one tonne payload on the back of the Grafters, even when towing.
‘No other truck can fulfil this criteria, which is why we have now made such a significant investment in Grafters over the last 12 months.’ The latest new Isuzu Grafter N35.125 order was split into two batches and included two arb tipper vehicles and eleven of the Grafter Utilitruck model.
Tom continued: ‘Not only are these Isuzus the ideal truck for Maydencroft from a business and operational point of view, but the drivers themselves are also very complimentary about their performance and ride quality, which is very important to us.
‘We normally work in a mix of two and three gang teams which suits the Grafter, however due to social distancing guidelines, we are currently only working in teams of two at the moment.’
Maydencroft currently has an 80-strong commercial vehicle fleet and the switch over to Isuzu is part of the company’s planned fleet replacement programme, where they are upgrading many of the company’s older fleet vehicles.