Loft Interiors has taken delivery of seven new 3.5-tonne Fuso Canters, to deliver furniture for use in rental properties nationwide.
Canters were supplied by Roanza Truck & Van with funding support from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, while Roanza took back its six previous vehicles in part-exchange. Fitted with 5.0-metre box bodies, the new Canters are finished in graphite grey paintwork.
LOFT Furnishing’s new vehicles are all 3C13 models with Comfort day cabs and 3.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engines that produce 130 hp and 300 Nm of torque. One is additionally equipped with a fully-automated, dual-clutch DUONIC transmission.
Director Robert Hall said: “We have customers as far afield as Aberdeen and Lands End, so it’s a true nationwide service. We make full use of the available payload, which means that strength and durability, as well as reliability, are the key attributes that we need in a vehicle. Having researched the market we concluded that the Canter would best meet our requirements.
“Unlike most 3.5-tonne vehicles, which are van-based, the Canter is a proper little truck and therefore, we hope, tough enough to withstand the rigours of our operation. It also comes with a very good warranty and, very importantly, is supported by Mercedes-Benz.”
“It’s an impressive service so where the new Canters are concerned I’m confident that we’re in safe hands. Roanza’s sales executive Ian McMullan has also been very good, providing regular updates on the progress of our order and doing everything he could to get the vehicles to me as soon as possible.”