End of the road for the Land Rover Defender

Field operations have expanded their fleet with a second Isuzu D-Max.

With the withdrawal of the ubiquitous Landrover Defender we were keen to find a replacement which built on the solid off-road dependability and towing capacity of our older machines, but with due deference to driver comfort, safety and improved fuel economy and emissions to reflect our ongoing commitment to protecting the environment.

The D-max ticked all these boxes: these versatile vehicles ensure we get to site in comfort, but still afford a full towing capacity of 3500kg and solid off road capability.

In order to maximise the potential of these trucks, we have them fitted out with hybrid tyres and upgrade the rear leaf springs with fully programmable, trim adjustable air suspension units. This improves the ride when the vehicle is unladen and smoothes out the handling of the machine when towing on and off road. We also add an adjustable tow hitch which further expands the range of trailed plant we can transport to site.

Great for keeping up with our go-anywhere-do-anything approach to our fieldwork.

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