Citroën has introduced a higher payload and expanded range of its 3.5 tonne GVW Citroën Relay-based Plant & Go low-loading, wheeled/tracked plant carriers.
The new Relay Plant & Go range has been launched to suit the requirements of the landscaping, ground maintenance, hire and construction sectors. Citroën Relay Plant & Go vehicles can also be used as general purpose low-loading, flat-bed cargo carriers.
Operators can see this latest model at the forthcoming IOG Saltex Show at Windsor Racecourse in Berkshire, between September 7 and 9, 2010.
Priced from £19,460 + VAT + delivery, the Citroën Ready to Run Relay-based KFS Plant & Go range, now includes:
- Plant & Go low-loading flat deck (1,580mm between wheel arches), with a choice of 3.0m, 4.0m and 4.6m deck lengths.
- Plant & Go low-loading beaver tail (1,580mm between wheel arches), with a 3.2m or 3.7m flat deck section.
- Plant & Go low-loading wide track (1,820mm between wheel arches), in flat deck or beaver tail configurations, to suit the largest ride-on mowers.
Robert Handyside, Citroën’s Commercial Vehicle Operations manager, said: “Citroën’s award-winning Ready to Run programme is already the most comprehensive of its kind offered by any LCV manufacturer in the UK.
“The new flat deck models will appeal to hire companies and other operators who have to carry all types of small wheeled or tracked plant, as well as other machinery and general items. The wide track model is ideal for ground maintenance applications with its ability to carry large, ride-on mowers and the beaver tail model suits those companies carrying wheeled and tracked plant.”
Based on a Citroën Relay 35 120hp or 160hp cab unit, the all-alloy Plant & Go body is built on a KFS-specification drop frame, galvanised steel rear chassis. This chassis is a key factor in the achievement of the Plant & Go’s ultra-low main deck height of just 530mm.
Thanks to this very low deck height and the use of its light alloy loading ramps - which also form the body’s removable sides - the Plant & Go vehicle provides fast, safe and easy drive on/drive off loading and unloading for small wheeled or tracked plant. The Plant & Go’s light weight results in a payload capability of up to 1,680kg.