Dasco Construction switches to FUSO Canter trucks for tougher jobs

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A Wigan-based construction company has upgraded its fleet with five FUSO Canter trucks, which offer more strength and reliability than its previous van-based vehicles.

Dasco Construction, which will mark its tenth anniversary this year, has grown rapidly and now operates more than 75 small tippers, vans and pickups.

The company works on various projects across the North-West, from social housing maintenance to rail infrastructure development.

Could handle tougher working conditions

David Rothwell, the chairman and founder of Dasco, said he wanted ‘proper little trucks’ that could handle tougher working conditions and longer distances.

He said: “Van conversions are all very well but as time has gone on, and the size of our jobs and the distances we travel has grown.

“It’s become clear that we need vehicles that are built to deal with a tougher working life.”

‘FUSO Canter is a ‘proper truck’

He added: “The FUSO Canter is a ‘proper truck’ with a rugged ladder-frame chassis and fits that bill perfectly.”

He also praised the cab-over-engine design of the Canter, which allows for a tight turning circle and easy maintenance, making it ideal for building sites and town centres.

The Canters, which were supplied by the Bolton outlet of Dealer Ciceley Commercials, are all 3.5-tonne 3C13 models with Comfort cab and 2,500 mm wheelbases.

Scattolini aluminium tipping bodies

They have Scattolini aluminium tipping bodies, which were fitted at the FUSO factory in Portugal.

The trucks are powered by 3.0-litre turbodiesel engines, which are fuel-efficient and meet the EURO VI – STEP E emission standard.

They also have a compact exhaust system, which saves space and weight.