Velocity goes potholing with Isuzu

Road repair specialist Velocity has taken delivery of two Isuzu F110.210 (E) rigids for pothole maintenance duties.

Supplied by Thompson Commercials, they were fitted with custom “road repair” bodies by Velocity at its manufacturing facility in Sunderland.

The vehicles are already in service, having initially been deployed in Cornwall, and are said to allow the company to attend up to 200 potholes a day, specifically on parts of the road network with restricted access. 

“In some rural areas, narrow lanes are inaccessible for the larger machines in our fleet,” said the company’s MD Dominic Gardner, “designed in collaboration with our customer Cormac, these new machines allow us to access those roads and increase productivity.”

“The two new Isuzus deliver an increase in payload and increased reliability, together with easier operation and maintenance,” added Isuzu’s fleet sales manager, Jon Corcoran, “this increased productivity comes from the combination of the Isuzu chassis with the specialist Velocity patching body that has been built based on many years of their road repair expertise.”

New Peterborough dealer for Isuzu

Isuzu has appointed Manchetts Peterborough a full sales, service and parts dealer, replacing the former dealer Motus Commercials.

Located in the city’s Fengate industrial area, the site has a seven-bay workshop which includes ATF facilities and a tachograph Centre, 15 technicians including three Isuzu Master technicians, parts staff and an Isuzu Care (service programme) specialist.

“With Manchetts taking on the existing dealer site in Fengate, Peterborough from Motus, as well as their experienced, fully trained staff, this ensures the continuity of service for existing Isuzu customers, whilst giving Manchetts an excellent platform to expand the Isuzu vehicle parc in this busy part of Eastern England,” said Isuzu’s UK head of sales Richard Waterworth.