Rioned use FUSO Canter chassis as a base for RioCom jet and vac

Commercial Motor
August 2, 2019

Drain and sewer cleaning machine manufacturer Rioned has followed up a recent order placed for 21 FUSO Canters with another for 25 of the new 2019 with model power take-off (PTO) units to support its new RioCom 7.5-tonne jet/vac.

All are 7.5-tonne Canter 7C18s with Comfort day cabs and are powered by 3.0-litre turbodiesel engines producing 175hp and 430Nm of torque. They all feature dual-clutch Duonic transmissions.

Mark Cox, Rioned UK sales manager, said: “We were previously using a competitor’s chassis and an auxiliary engine for this application. Although the new model is our first production-line PTO drive unit, previous bespoke projects have utilised the Canter’s PTO with great success.

“We’ve always listened to customers and, as a result, the 7.5-tonne unit has evolved over time. With the 2019 model, we’ve produced a machine that offers more suction, more storage and a sleeker design, while it’s more powerful Euro-6 engine means the Canter offers a better driving experience.”

The sewer cleaning specialist’s new RioCom 7.5-tonne jet/vac uses a Jurop pump with a suction capacity of 8,200-litres per minute. Rioned claims this is 50% up on previous combis, while the jet/vac is now equipped with 100m of high pressure hose.

Cox added: “Payload capacity and reliability are also crucial in this industry. The Canter delivers on both counts. Its compact footprint is another key attribute for contractors that work in busy urban environments, where access can often be restricted.”

The Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) compliant Canters have given the specialist equipment manufacturer a lot more interest from customers operating in London including Kent Drainage.

Tom Coe, Kent Drainage’s director, said: “We’re certainly impressed with the vehicle. It’s highly manoeuvrable and looks neat and tidy, yet is also very powerful for such a small unit.”

Rioned UK is pre-building the new units at its production facility in The Netherlands, for sale from stock. A total of 14 have been sold since the launch, and the company has already scheduled 25 units to be built in 2020 to meet demand. Canter-mounted RioCom 7.5t jet/vac combis are also being added to its rental fleet.

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