FH Warden receives 7.5t Canter for local metals delivery 04 October 2022

A Birmingham-based steel stockholder has become one of the first customers in Britain for a vehicle from the latest FUSO Canter light truck range.

FH Warden (Steel)’s new 7.5-tonner features a redesigned cab with eye-catching ‘face’, as well as improvements over the outgoing model in comfort and safety.

The Canter 7C15 was supplied by Midlands Truck & Van, and will be maintained under a three-year Best Basic Service Plan at the state-of-the-art facility in Smethwick that was opened by the dealer in 2020.

Thanks to a newly developed, compact exhaust system, the new FUSO Canter meets the Euro VI – Step E emission standard. Improved insulation means the cab interior is quieter, while reinforced rear underrun protection minimises the impact in the event of an accident.

FH Warden’s truck is powered by a 3.0-litre common-rail turbodiesel that produces 148bhp and 370Nm of torque, and is paired with a DUONIC dual-clutch automated manual transmission. Its 23ft platform body is by Fred Smith & Sons, of West Bromwich.

Key to the Canter’s appeal for FH Warden is the industry-leading carrying capacity that translates into exceptionally high productivity. “It’s all about payload,” explained Hughes. “We can get nearly 4.0 tonnes on the back of this truck. That’s the best part of a full tonne more than you’d achieve with a conventional 7.5-tonner.”

FH Warden takes on a broad range of fabrication and manufacturing projects. Its steel sheets and plates are available in standard sizes but can be cut to meet specific requirements, while the company also supplies steel offcuts in a huge variety of shapes and sizes.

Although FH Warden serves commercial, industrial and private customers nationwide, most deliveries are made within a 10-mile radius of its base in Saltley. It is a heavily built-up area in which the vehicle’s agility also comes into its own.

“We’re working on congested streets and have to access some pretty tight spots,” continued Mr Hughes. “The Canter’s compact footprint and very tight turning circle make it extremely manoeuvrable, which is another big advantage.

Transport Engineer

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