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Lightweight vehicle bodies mean better fuel consumption and a bigger payload

SPECIALIST bodybuilder Doyles Commercial Body Building will be showing off its weight-saving techniques at the CV Show later this month.

Doyles is known for the lightweight construction of its vehicle bodies, with its flagship Aduro conversion saving half a tonne over a standard box van.

The Aduro takes a payload of 1495kg, which Doyles says is unrivalled in the entire 3.5-tonne vehicle sector.

Doyles bodies are made of lightweight, recyclable, composite materials and as a result slash both fuel consumption and emissions, saving operators serious money in fuel costs without minimising on power.

Other Doyles bodies include the 26 cubic metre Magnus, which delivers a payload of 1260 kg and can carry six euro pallets. It has internal load dimensions of 4380mm length, 2290mm width and 2450mm height, which its makers say effectively removes the need for 7.5-tonne vans and the cost-heavy liabilities associated with them.

Visitors to the show, at the Birmingham NEC from 29th April to 1st May, will be able to view other advantages of the Aduro and Magnus, notably the step heights of only 400mm and loading heights of 600mm, thus greatly reducing the health and safety risks associated with falling from working heights.

The bodies manufactured by Doyles meet European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) standards and are available for a range of platform and chassis cabs from Fiat, Mercedes-Benz and Vauxhall.


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