Top of the tree for Woodmen UK

When arboricultural specialists Woodmen UK Ltd needed to replace an incumbent fleet vehicle, the North Wales company specified a new 17-plate Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne rigid to work on its expanding range of tree maintenance, tree surgery and woodland management contracts for commercial, domestic and industrial customers.
Supplied by local dealer Warrington Vehicle Centre, the Isuzu Grafter chassis has been specified with a purpose designed tipping body that incorporates a wood chipper and tooling pod, as well as a range of working lights at both the rear of the truck and above the tooling pod for night-time work.
“The Isuzu Grafter is absolutely fantastic, its build quality is superb and the vehicle is definitely built to last. The compact overall footprint of the vehicle is much narrower and shorter than its predecessor yet it can carry over 2.5 times as much payload,” said Mike Roberts, Financial Director at Woodmen UK Ltd.
Mike adds, “Without doubt, the Isuzu Grafter is totally fit for our purpose. It is easy to drive and the all-round visibility from the cab is excellent. We couldn’t ask for a better vehicle to operate on our arboricultural projects.”
The specification of the tipper body on the 17-plate Isuzu Grafter follows on from an Isuzu D-Max pick up, also supplied to Woodmen UK Ltd by Warrington Vehicle Centre. Going into service last year, the Isuzu D-Max also featured a similar tipping body conversion as the Grafter.
Woodmen UK Ltd was first established in May 2013 and already the Welsh company includes ground work firms, utilities, schools, borough councils, builders and civil engineering companies as customers, covering its comprehensive range of tree surgery and tree care services.
“Over the years, the Isuzu Grafter range has successfully carved out a niche position within the arboriculture and tree surgery industries, working for private companies and Councils all over the UK. Its neat compact footprint, extensive payload capability and rugged reliability has enabled us to secure a substantial presence and reputation within this specialist market sector,” said Pete Murphy, managing director, Isuzu Truck UK.



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