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Truckman tops help Scottish Water get its gear to hard-to-reach places
Side hatches and the solid rear door allow access to the custom converted load area

HOW do you get engineers, tools and equipment to remote locations and into areas with no roads?

That’s the problem faced by many utility companies and one to which Scottish Water has found a solution.

The water company runs a fleet of Toyota Hilux 4×4 pick-ups and recently took delivery of five Truckman Classic hardtops – ordered through Toyota – for its Hilux fleet.

Truckman tops help Scottish Water get its gear to hard-to-reach places
The Truckman hardtops give the Hiluxes the flexible storage capabilities expected from a panel van

The latest batch follows a previous order for 35 Truckman tops purchased in 2012.

The Truckman hardtops give the Hiluxes the flexible storage capabilities expected from a panel van, while the 4×4 pick-ups provide the off-road ability to get crew and gear to remote areas, including locations surrounding reservoirs and sample points on the water table across Scotland.

The hardtops are made at Auto Styling Truckman’s works in the West Midlands. Two access points allow engineers easy access to the load area.

As well as a solid rear door, the hard tops have large side hatches.

The pick-up trucks have been fitted with shelving, racking and cabinets for the storage of tools and equipment, installed by vehicle conversion specialists Botts of Cumbernauld.

Truckman tops help Scottish Water get its gear to hard-to-reach places
Conversion specialists Botts of Cumbernauld fitted the pick-ups with shelving, racking and cabinets

Scottish Water senior procurement specialist Ian Summers told Business Vans: “Our fleet of hardtop-fitted pick-up trucks are very useful for helping our engineers access hard-to-reach sites with rough terrains.

“The addition of the hardtop created a flexible and secure storage space that allows our engineers to carry to the tools and equipment they need when operating in tough off-road locations.”

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