Looking good

It is no great surprise, given the rough, tough nature of the work, that most landscapers’ trucks tend to look quite nondescript – but not so Ricky Tyler’s new Mitsubishi Fuso Canter. That’s because the 3.5-tonner wears a striking printed wrap livery, highly unusual on such a vehicle.
Based in Potters Bar, Ricky Tyler Landscapes was founded in 2002 and provides a wide range of landscaping services, covering everything from large commercial developments to small residential projects; it also offers undertakes regular maintenance work.
A Canter 3C13D model – the ‘D’ denotes the fact that it has a Double crewcab – it is powered by a 125hp 3.0-litre engine and fitted with a lightweight, alloy dropside body by Ingimex, of Telford, Shropshire.
The vinyl livery, meanwhile, was designed and applied at the Enfield, north London branch of specialist firm, Totally Dynamic, which also added a laminate for extra protection.
As its owner explains, though, the Canter’s inherent strength and reliability, much of this due to its ladder-frame chassis design, means the new arrival is better suited to an application that can be highly demanding. “Unlike most 3.5-tonners, which are essentially van-based, the Canter is a proper little truck,” says Mr Tyler. “So given that we’re often working on rough sites, and our vehicles get plenty of hammer, this is a point that definitely weighs in its favour.”
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