Essex-based building contractor BK Sargeant & Son says its new 3.5-tonne Fuso Canter tipper is the “ideal package” for its work on centuries-old locations with restricted access.
The 3C15 model, introduced with the new Canter range last year, is powered by a 3.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engine producing 110 kW (150 hp) and 370 Nm of torque which, thanks to variable turbine technology, is available from low engine speeds.
This engine drives through a Duonic automated dual-clutch transmission with Eco Mode, Parking and Creep functions.
The chassis has a 2,500 mm wheelbase – the shortest of eight sizes available – and was fitted with an alloy tipping body by KMR Engineering, of Ipswich.
Meanwhile, a newly developed compact exhaust system means the Canter also meets the Euro 6-E emission standard.
Like its predecessors that have been supplied by Motus Truck & Van, the new tipper will be serviced and maintained at Motus’s workshop in Witham.
James Sargeant, Director of Sargeant, based in Great Yeldham, said: “We’ve tried other vehicles in the past but for our particular set of requirements the Canter really is the ideal package.
“A lot of our work is on barn conversions and upgrades of very old buildings, where access can be very tight. Often there just isn’t room to get a big truck in, either to collect a skip or to make a delivery.
“The short wheelbase makes them very manoeuvrable and the twin rear wheels offer great traction on rough sites.”