SFS Flooring goes to great lengths with New Daily27 March 2020

SFS Flooring Supplies has taken delivery of an IVECO Daily Hi-Matic 7.2-tonne chassis cab, after a demonstrator vehicle proved the model’s high payload capacity.

Supplied by IVECO Retail in Heathrow, the new addition is said to have the highest gvw of any light commercial vehicle on the market, with a capacity greater than many 7.5-tonners.

It is the first vehicle to join the SFS Flooring fleet since gaining its O licence, and replaces older 3.5-tonne vans. Powered by a 3.0-litre Euro VI D diesel engine delivering 178bhp and 430Nm of torque, the vehicle has a 5m-long curtainside body by Solent Bodybuilders and a tuckaway tail-lift from Del.

“We can easily fit our heaviest carpets on board and still have room to spare – something that wasn’t possible with our smaller vans,” says Marius Ursata, logistics manager at the Berkshire-based operator.

“Before, we would do less than 10 deliveries a day but we anticipate with the Daily Hi-Matic we’ll be able to do 15, so it’s going to make such a difference.”

Ursata also praises the Hi-Matic gearbox: “It makes the driving experience very comfortable, which is important as our drivers can spend a lot of time in busy London traffic.”

The vehicle is expected to be in service for five years, covering up to 40,000 miles a year.

Routine maintenance work will be conducted by the dealer as part of a five-year R&M contract.

Laura Cork

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