C & S Motor Group based in Edmonton, have taken delivery of 8 KFS 3.5 ton car transporters, having successfully won the Metropolitan Police contract for 16 London Boroughs north of the River Thames.
The vehicles which are Fiat Ducato based, with the latest Euro 5 130ps drive train come with 3 years/120,000 mile warranty of which the first 2 years is unlimited, 30,000 mile service intervals and 3 years roadside assist, on the cab.
The truck utilises the drop chassis conversion exclusive to KFS which offers a number of key advantages over the standard chassis cab unit; Payload is increased by 80-100kg, the deck is lower improving load angles, the wheelbase extended which gives better weight distribution, and the rear suspension being torsion bar means there is no need for additional leaf springs or airbags.
Specified with a Delta 2,250kg EN14492-1 compliant winch, fitted with a steel rope and wireless remote, free issue light bar, work lights, storage locker and straps. The vehicles were put through an IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval) and were delivered during May and June.
Mark Armitage (Operations Manager for C & S) commented, we needed a flexible truck as a result of successfully winning the Metropolitan Police Contract for such a large area, and looked around at what was available. The KFS option although not the cheapest offered the best package with regards payload, flexibility and lead-time, all of which were crucial to us. The vehicle is ideal for the difficult operational environment we have in London, and we are really pleased with the way the 8 units have performed to date.