East Anglia accident repair firm Balgores Motors has turned to Isuzu Truck UK for its internal transport fleet needs, purchasing eight new 7.5-tonne car transporters.
The N75.190 4x2s, which all entered service late last year, are fitted with four tilt and slide bodies, two demountable bodies and two twin-deck recovery bodies from Recovery World.
All of the trucks feature Isuzu’s Euro-6 190ps 4-cylinder diesel engine and its six-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Also included are lane departure warning and advanced emergency braking systems.
They will be used to help transport over 250 cars a week between Balgores Motors’ 11 workshops in East Anglia and are expected to be in service for three years.
The move marks a return to the Isuzu brand, which Balgores used previously, up to eight years ago.
“We have returned to specifying Isuzu as our main vehicle of choice as the intensive nature of our vehicle distribution programme is based on having reliable trucks with proven efficient aftersales support,” said Chris Everitt, transport and logistics manager at Balgores Motors.
“Flexibility of operation and vehicle reliability are our main priorities when transporting this number of cars every week and we believe that the combination of the Isuzu chassis with the Recovery World bodies provides us with the optimum choice of delivery vehicles.”