The operator has been an Isuzu customer for eight years and the latest vehicles are being used for a range of suction applications, in particular, building site toilet units and welfare accommodation unit waste emptying and cleaning, combined with clean water delivery.
The new arrivals are Forward N75.190 7.5-tonne SWB models, all featuring the Easyshift automatic transmission. Built to an identical specification, the Isuzus have been fitted with welfare vacuum tanker bodies, by GK&N Services.
The ground operated GK&N tanks have a total capacity of 3,600 litres: they are made from stainless steel with a split tank division giving compartments holding up to 1,360 litres of clean water and 2,270 litres of waste water. The tanks have a gearbox mounted PTO unit operating all pumping equipment.
All daily service items are stored in aluminium waterproof lockers and hose storage is through a concealed auto rewind hose reel.
Safety equipment includes reverse camera kits, LED beacon light bars, LED warning lamps, talkback alarms, side scan pedestrian and cyclist warning centre kits, left turn audible warning alarms, and high visibility chevron markings and signs.
“The unrivalled payload is certainly a big attraction for us, as it allows us to deliver more water with these vehicles and ensures that our customer service is far more efficient,” says Graham Wood, group logistics manager at Nixon Hire.
Isuzu’s dealer network, he adds, has always delivered high levels of service.
“Isuzu is now our standard specification for this type of water delivery and collection operation as they have proven themselves to be completely reliable while offering a really impressive payload capacity, which is vital for this type of application,” says Wood.
The 10 trucks will service between 20 and 30 customers per day all over the UK, operating on a six-year working life and covering up to 50,000 miles per annum.