Builders’ vehicles – November 2021

Builders’ vehicles – November 2021


There’s a choice of 14 fully configurable trailers in the Brian James Trailers General Plant range, now available in single, twin and tri-axle variants. In addition, thanks to the ‘click and connect’ system, a trailer can be configured to the customer’s exact requirements before delivery. The multi-purpose trailers make use of ‘connect’ points located throughout the chassis, which means options can be added or removed without the need for tools.


An LPG-powered mini-excavator and a fully electric track dumper are amongst the Smart Energy Solutions from Kubota. Range. The KX019-4 SI HGL (LPG) mini-excavator and KC70H-4e track dumper utilise next-generation low and zero emissions technology, whilst maintaining the same proven performance.


A 2.5 tonne trailer towable weight class and reduced tail swing makes the Takeuchi TB325R the perfect partner on smaller construction projects. The new model features 19.3kN of digging force and breakout of 11.3kN, with a digging depth to 2540mm and ground reach to 4350mm, whilst there’s plenty of room on the aforementioned trailer for attachments.


Isuzu and TGS (UK) have collaborated to produce an all-new D-Max Utility Tipper Conversion vehicle. The 3,500kg gross vehicle weight unit has a payload of over a tonne and utilises a rugged, yet lightweight, aluminium tipper body with a double-action scissor lifting mechanism for maximum stability and strength. It is controlled by an electro-hydraulic power pack with a wander lead, meaning you don’t have to be stood right next to the truck when operating it.


Generous specification, off-road performance and bolder, tougher styling is the boast for two new limited-edition Ford Ranger models – the Ranger Stormtrak and Ranger Wolftrak. The premium trucks will join the Raptor, rally-inspired MS-RT and recently announced Ranger chassis cab in the manufacturer’s expanding pick up portfolio.


And all-inclusive package, with no maintenance, RFL, MOT or replacement tyre worries – and a transparent subscription fee. That’s what Myvandirect is promising for its subscription offer. In addition, instead of being tied to a long-term lease, business owners have the option to change their vehicles and subscription length to suit changing business demands.


There’s a new addition to the Toyota Professional family of light commercial vehicles and it’s the manufacturer’s first zero emission, battery electric vehicle in the UK. The unit features a driving range of up to 205 miles, fast charging to 80 per cent in less than one hour, and an eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty as standard. There’s also a choice of two lithium-ion batteries – 50kWh and 75kWh, with payloads of 1,266kg and one tonne respectively.


According to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Vauxhall is the UK’s best-selling electric Light Commercial Vehicle (e-LCV) manufacturer. The company is amongst the first to offer an electric van across its entire LCV line-up, following the announcements of its Movano-e large van and the Combo-e compact van, whilst the Vivaro-e is the best-selling model for the year to date. 



If you’re a new Berlingo, Dispatch or Relay buyer you can enjoy a six-month free trial of the Citroen FREE2MOVE Connect Fleet telematics service, allows customers to benefit from the full suite of Fleet Management, Eco-Driving and Geolocation services at no cost for the first six-months. The trial covers all three of the packs available through the online fleet management platform, with real-time data provided by on-board vehicle telematics.


Further enhancement to the Renault Master E-Tech Chassis Cab now include fully converted Dropside, Luton Box Van and Tipper options. Thanks to its open load area and 400mm high aluminium side panels, the Master E-Tech 3.5T Dropside is designed for those needing to effortlessly load large and bulky items to and from their vehicle. A 33kWh battery offers a driving range of up to 75 miles.


Some of the latest technological enhancements have been brought to bear on the Fiat Ducato, including a new all-digital configuration of the internal instruments, and additional interaction with the UConnect infotainment system. The vehicle can, therefore, be adapted in the best way possible to the driver’s requirements. There’s a 10-in. screen, TomTom 3D maps and built-in wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.


A hydrogen fuel cell powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) has arrived thanks to Peugeot and its e-Expert Hydrogen. The fully electric model is powered by a combination of a fuel cell, which emits only water vapour through the exhaust pipe, and a 100kW permanent magnet electric motor.


Styling packs for the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Transporter T6.1 are available in 12 different specifications on both SWB and LWB versions. They include combinations of front and rear bodywork accessories, and a range of alloy wheel options.

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