Why a tipper was right for JS Berry
Tipping a winner: James Berry with his new FUSO Canter
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PRESTON-based demolition and groundworks contractor JS Berry has just added a tipper to his fleet.

When proprietor James Berry established his company 12 years ago he had but one vehicle. He now runs eight. And  now has added a converter built Fuso 3.5-tonne Canter 3C15 to his growing fleet.

The truck is fitted with an alloy tipping body with large lockable toolbox, which was built to Berry’s own design.

James explained what made him buy the Fuso Canter tipper truck.

“We’ve tended previously to buy vehicles based on 3.5-tonne van chassis, with a variety of tipping and pickup bodies. 

“This time, though, we needed something a bit tougher, to work with a trailer that tows heavy machinery. The Canter is still in the same weight class but is much more robustly built – it’s a proper little truck.

“Fully loaded it will happily tow another 3.5 tonnes. Importantly, handling and performance are both excellent, even at the maximum 7.0-tonne gross train weight.”

The cab-forward layout brings another key benefit in the form of exceptional manoeuvrability. “The Canter turns on a sixpence, which is really useful when we’re getting in and out of construction sites, where access can be very tight,” said Mr Berry.

“It’s very comfortable too, while the visibility from the driver’s seat is brilliant. We work up to 100 miles from Preston, a radius that includes some pretty challenging terrain in the Lake District and Pennines. The Canter has already racked up a few thousand miles and takes the hard work completely in its stride.”

“Overall, I’m delighted with our new truck. The Canter is everything I hoped it would be.”

The 3.5-tonne Canter 3C15 was supplied by Mercedes-Benz Dealer Roanza Truck & Van.


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