With the addition of another Isuzu 7.5-tonne tipper, there’s been an automatic benefit for the Rihoy & Son fleet.

The Guernsey-based construction company now boasts three of the trucks in its ranks.

However, the latest is the first one of its kind to have Isuzu’s Easyshift automated transmission fitted.

In addition, the N75.150 E model has been specified with a Brit-Tipp aluminium tipping body.

Mark Trebert, procurement manager, Rihoy & Son, explained the reasoning behind the specification.

“Our business consists of a mixture of large and small commercial, social and domestic constructions across Guernsey. 

“Therefore, the flexibility of our tipper fleet is really important in ensuring that projects are completed to agreed schedules.” 

Trebert said the trucks provided “multi-use operational support across all our ongoing construction projects”. 

For example, they are tasked with delivery and collection of bulky, heavy loads such as hard-core and aggregates.

“The first two Isuzus were already very popular with our drivers,” adds Trebert. 

“However, the specification of the latest one with Easyshift transmission has really taken them to a new level.” 

The main automatic benefit is in drivability, which is important given the narrow road network in Guernsey. 

Meanwhile, the trucks’ compact footprint was also highlighted as a reason to go Isuzu.

Rihoy & Son anticipates that the latest Isuzu will be in its truck fleet for a minimum of six years. 

In that time, it will be working on a six-day week operation that involves much stop/start work.

Meanwhile, Stuart Beeton, head of sales, product and marketing, Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd confirmed the company is very popular in the Channel Islands. 

“The truck chassis is ideally suited to the challenging road network found across all the islands,” he explained. 

“At 7.5 tonne GVW, the Isuzu rigid is the perfect operating truck for Rihoy & Son’s construction site needs.”