LJX Tree Services takes on third Fuso Canter

Fuso Canter

Euro Commercials has delivered a third FUSO Canter to Auchterarder-based LJX Tree Services after the company saw an advert for pre-built Canters fitted with tree surgeon bodies.

Two 3.5-tonne Canter 3C13 and one 7.5-tonne Canter 7C15 have joined the LJX fleet, despite the company working more than 400 miles away from Euro Commercial’s South Wales dealership.

LJX Tree Services director Dan Kerr said: “The fact that there are 400 miles between us hasn’t been a problem. Euro Commercials has been able to provide us with the right trucks, at the right price, and, crucially, within short timeframes which have allowed us to maintain service levels to our customers – we’d have waited a lot longer if the vehicles had to be built from scratch.

“The Canter also has three full-sized seats,” said Kerr.

“This gives it a big advantage over one of its few competitors, which only has a small seat in the centre. It means we can send a team out, and they can all travel in safety and comfort. Unlike most vehicles in its weight segment, the 3.5-tonne Canter is not based on a van, so isn’t too flimsy for the job. It’s a proper little truck. The 7.5-tonner, meanwhile, is highly productive, due to its fantastic payload potential.”

SDC extending trailer: Commercial Motor's used 'truck' of the week

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Used truck of the week is actually a trailer, and a sizeable one at that.

This SDC flat trailer is in fact an extending unit that takes the length from 45ft to 70ft.

Built in 2016 it has a 1.5m headboard, drum brakes, tyres that are in good condition and it comes with pockets and posts.

The trailer is being sold by independent Middlesbrough-based Tees Valley Trailers.

As well as being available for sale it, and several similar units like it, can be hired out on short- or long-term deals.