Amber Valley Borough Council has taken delivery of 2 Plant & Go® trucks through Ford & Slater in Leicester.
The 2 vehicles are based on the Fiat Ducato 2.3 litre 130ps Euro 5 cab and were specified with:
- 3.6 metre body length
- Wider deck width
- Spring assisted tail gate
- Raised aluminium tool locker
- LED side markers
The vehicles were purchased primarily to allow the authority to move away from towing as it was proving more and more difficult to recruit new personnel with the necessary trailer licence category on their driving licence, and expensive to put employees through the required test.
The Plant & Go® concept also offers better manoeuvrability when on site when compared to a truck/trailer combination, anyone with a full driving licence can drive the vehicle, running cost and whole life costs are reduced, and the low deck height combined with the full tailgate means loading and unloading of equipment is easier and safer.