Buddha Group adds Isuzu trucks to its fleet

Hire company Buddha Group has invested in five new Isuzu trucks to help the company as it increases the range of services it offers and requires more commercial vehicles to transport its film, TV and events infrastructure products to and from customer locations across the country.

Based in Hale in Cheshire, Buddha Group has added three new Isuzu 3.5t Grafter rigids, each with dropside bodies, to its delivery and collection fleet. A further two Isuzu 7.5t rigids, also with dropside bodies, are on order for delivery later this year.

This is the first time that Buddha Group has operated Isuzu trucks in its fleet and David Hyde, warehouse and fleet manager at Buddha Group, explains the reason for the shift in its vehicle buying programme. “As a business, we originally started off as an events company supplying infrastructure products for festivals, parties and corporate events.

“Recently however, we have diversified into supplying similar infrastructure products for production staff in the film and TV industries.”

The initial reaction from the drivers and logistics team at Buddha has been extremely positive towards the Isuzu marque. “The arrival of the Isuzu Grafters has been a revelation for us as they offer complete flexibility for our daily operations,” said Hyde.

“They are far nimbler than their predecessors, with a compact turning circle, whilst also having an excellent towing capability. Most of all, we have been impressed by the ease of loading, especially for our range of pedestrian fencing, where the bed design of the truck body allows us to maximise the payload of at least one tonne each time, making maximum use of the space with neat, tight storage of the fencing.

“Now that we have had the Isuzus in service for a while, we are also finding that we are getting excellent fuel efficiency from them as we get a better understanding of how good the Isuzu Grafters are in daily operation, when we work them really hard.”

The new Isuzus are being supplied by local Isuzu Truck dealer, Warrington Vehicle Centre. Hyde adds he has been impressed by the service they have provided.  

Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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