FM Conway Chooses New Fleet of Fuso Canters
The company, which is based in Dartford, Kent,has ordered 31 Canter 7C15s trucks to work on its portfolio of maintenance contracts with borough councils across the capital.
Supplied by local Mercedes-Benz dealer Sparshatts of Kent - the Canter range is sold and supported by the German manufacturerâ€™s dealer network in the UK - they are powered by 3.0-litre diesel engines which meet not only Euro 5 emissions limits but also the more stringent - and voluntary - enhanced environmentally-friendly vehicle standard.
The Canters are fitted with steel tipping bodies by Abba Commercials, of Dover, which offer class-leading loading height. Allied to the Canterâ€™s low riding chassis, this makes life easier for Conwayâ€™s work crews.
The hydraulic tipping gear, meanwhile, is by Hyva UK. A new model specially designed for the 7.5-tonne gvw market, the Hyva FC77 is electrically operated, and lighter than its predecessor. It features the same external sealing technology as Hyvaâ€™s larger 26- and 32-tonne tipping gear, thereby offering operators of light trucks the same standards of performance and reliability.
The 7.5-tonne Canter offers a market-leading payload capacity thanks to its light yet rugged ladder-frame chassis. The additional use of light-weight bodies and tipping gear mean FM Conwayâ€™s first Fusos can carry a full half-tonne more than the trucks they have replaced.
Steve Hart, plant and transport director of FM Conway, said: â€œLike anyone operating in central London, we have to make sure the vehicles we run meet the LEZ emissions regulations not just now, but into the future. These Canters represent the state-of-the-art in terms of environmentally-friendly 7.5-tonne truck operation.â€
Will Canter offer better payload capacity?
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