Darch Oil takes first Isuzu Forward truck

George Barrow
September 6, 2017


Yeovil-based Darch Oil has purchased its first ever Isuzu Forward 11-tonne rigid truck.

The truck is fitted with a 7,000 litre dual compartment Magyar tank body for the distribution of kerosene, derv and gas oil to customers, often in in remote locations throughout the South West.

“We operate in many rural areas where tight turning circles and extremely limited access are regular occurrences.

“However, the Isuzu meets all our criteria in addressing these particular problems,“ said Ivan Steel from Darch Oil.

“The Isuzu Magyar combination allows us to maximise the payload by carrying two different types of fuel in one delivery.”

Supplied by Ferndown Commercials from Wimborne in Dorset, the truck will be covering approximately 40,000 miles per annum over a working life of up to 12 years.

After this the Magyar tank body will be removed for a second life on a new chassis.








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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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