Fuso Canter beats the scrap heap challenge19 January 2012

Scrap merchant Frank Kelbie has invested in some precious metal of its own, in the shape of a new 3.5-tonne Fuso Canter light truck.

Fitted with an aluminium dropside body by DPH Coachbuilders, of Dundee, the vehicle is now being used to collect scrap metal from customers across much of Scotland, and deliver processed metals to end users.

Director Stephen Kelbie explains: "We bought our first Canter in 2004 and liked it so much that, when we came to replace it, we didn't really consider any alternatives.

"We've had other 3.5-tonne vehicles in the past but they've been based on van chassis," continues Kelbie. "The Canter is different. It's built like a proper truck and, as a result, is much stronger. It's more than happy to work fully loaded and carries the weight really well."

The Canter 3C13 was supplied to Dundee-based Kelbie by local Mercedes-Benz dealer John R Weir Truck & Van, which had previously supplied Canters to the operation.

John Challen

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