IVECO Daily chassis to carry Dawsongroup ‘hotbox’ conversions22 November 2021

Self-drive municipal and highways maintenance equipment rental business Dawsongroup Sweepers, have taken delivery of 10 IVECO Daily chassis cabs for conversion to ‘hotbox’ road repair vehicles.

The 72C18HA8 vehicles feature IVECO’s 177bhp 3.0 F1C diesel, pushing 430Nm of torque through the rear wheels via the eight-speed automatic HI-MATIC gearbox. Supplied by Northern Commercials Brighouse, the vehicles are based on the business trimline.

The 3,750mm wheelbase vehicles have had Thompsons tipping “Hotbox’ bodies fitted, and have been taken on long-term rental contracts by a variety of local authority and utility sector customers. They’ll work transporting and dispensing fresh tarmac for the repair of road networks and installation or reinstatement of infrastructure, such as street lights. Towing capacity is 3.3t in this specification.

Dawsongroup Sweepers MD Glen Carruthers said: “The Daily 7-tonne range presents a compelling package for our rental users’ needs. With chassis cabs at 7.2-tonnes gvw, licensing is relatively simple, and we benefit from an impressive payload with a comparatively small overall footprint. The Daily’s high levels of specification and HI-MATIC gearbox provide us with a premium customer offering which is versatile, comfortable, and reliable.”

“Traditionally, this type of vehicle sits upon a much larger chassis, between 7.5 and 18-tonnes gross. However, much of Dawsongroup’s customers work is carried out in areas where access can be limited and time is in short supply,” added Mike Cutts, IVECO UK’s light business line director.

“With Daily 7-Tonne, we’re able to offer operators a far more suitable vehicle that offers just as much punch as its bigger compatriots in terms of payload. In health and safety terms, Daily comes up trumps again with a smaller footprint, lower working height and a cab far better suited to maintaining exemplary site safety, with a driver’s line-of sight comparable to that of a pedestrian.”

Dawsongroup Sweepers usually runs its vehicles for three to five years dependent on usage and expect these to cover an annual mileage of around 20,000 miles. The high demand for this batch of Daily has since seen Dawsongroup place an additional order for caged tippers on the same Daily 7.2t platform.

Transport Engineer

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