The award-winning Isuzu D-Max workhorse is set to become the backbone for Western Power Distribution who have snapped up 96 models.
The pick-ups will now be used to maintain and service the firm’s substations and powerlines in some of the country’s most remote locations.
Western Power delivers electricity to around 8 million people and is one of the UK’s largest electricity providers. As such, it covers 21,000 square miles in south Wales, the Midlands and south-west England.
The terrain is varied and includes the remote Dartmoor National Park, as well as the mountainous Brecon Beacons.
Using D-Max pick-ups since 2015
This means that they need a capable and tough vehicle to reach these often inhospitable locations and have been using D-Max pick-ups since 2015.
The firm will take delivery of the Isuzu D-Max Utility extended cab versions, so there’s enough room on board for three passengers plus the driver.
The distribution firm’s D-Max pick-ups will feature 16-inch steel rims, LED daytime running lights and hard-wearing black plastic bumpers.
There are two 12V sockets in the practical cab area, along with air-conditioning, an RDS radio with USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
Speed limiter installed to protect the body conversion
There’s also a speed limiter installed to protect the vehicle and its body conversion which incorporates a fitted drawer system, roller shutters, Tow Trust rear steps, a 1,000W inverter and magnetic work lamps, among the kit list.
A spokeswoman for Western Power Distribution said: “We have had D-Max pick-ups for five years and been impressed by this extremely capable and tough vehicle.
“The Isuzu fleet service team has gone the extra mile and developed a tailored solution for our specialist requirements. We are delighted with their flexibility and professionalism from maintenance to order processing.”
Isuzu D Max Utility
The Isuzu D-Max Utility costs from £17,414 OTR and comes with a five-year or 125,000-miles warranty.