MJ Abbott goes for Mercedes-Benz vans 01 August 2011

Golf courses builder MJ Abbott has just purchased eight more Mercedes-Benz vans from local dealer Rygor Commercials, all of which feature low-emission Euro 5 engine technology.

Four of the vans are Sprinter 313CDIs, two of which were fitted with additional rows of seats by local converter CoTrim. MJ Abbott is a long-standing admirer of the 3.5-tonne Sprinter and now runs 21 in all.

The remaining four new vans are the company's first 2.8-tonne Mercedes-Benz Vito models: three are Vito 110CDIs, while the last is a more powerful, 163bhp 116CDI Dualiner, which came with a factory-fitted second row of seats.

Technical director Adrian Abbott explains: "We've operated Mercedes-Benz Sprinters and trucks for many years now, but it's only recently that we've needed a smaller van, after deciding to stand down some vehicles by another manufacturer.

"I recently attended a customer experience day at Rygor's invitation and took the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Vito. Not only was it just the right size for our service engineers but it also appeared to be every bit as well built as our Sprinters, and to promise the same outstanding reliability and low operating costs."

The Sprinters are being used primarily to transport installation teams and equipment such as irrigation piping to locations throughout the UK.

The three standard Vitos, meanwhile, are allocated to engineers who maintain equipment and build installations such as water irrigation systems for golf courses and football pitches, while the Dualiner is driven by a company director when making site visits.

John Challen

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