“Superbly manoeuvrable and very easy to drive”

Sep 12, 2018, 11:50:42 AM

Stephen Hurton, Managing Director at Proper Oils is impressed by the FUSO Canter 8.55t.

The vegetable oil supplier and recycler is based in West London and runs three bespoke-bodied 8.55-tonne FUSO Canters.

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Canter can do more, for less

Stephen feels that Canter has made a big difference to their business: “These new trucks have enabled us to increase efficiency within our cooking oil delivery and waste oil collection service, by adding more ‘drops’ to each route. They are superbly manoeuvrable and very easy to drive, while the DUONIC gearboxes also help to improve safety by leaving our staff free to concentrate fully on traffic conditions, rather than worrying about which gear they’re in.

City safety

To further prioritise safety, Proper Oils has also specified each vehicle with a lane departure warning system which alerts the driver should it drift out of its motorway lane without the indicator being used, a reversing camera, and warnings to aid cyclists and the driver when turning left.  

Turning heads

Not only safe and efficient, they look great too. “The Canters look fantastic in our new colours and are already helping to raise our profile – customers can certainly see them coming!” says Stephen.

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A heavy load for a compact truck

The Canter 8.55T’s exceptionally high, 6.0-tonne body and payload allowance mean that Proper Oil’s trucks can easily carry up to four tonnes of oil in containers of varying sizes.

And at the same time, the cab-over-engine design and compact dimensions mean the trucks are also extremely agile, a big advantage given the high-street locations of many of Proper Oils’ customers.

The company had previously operated a pre-owned 7.5-tonne Canter. “So we know all about the vehicle’s inherent strength and reliability,” Stephen continues.

Supported by the Mercedes-Benz Dealer network

FUSO Canter is part of the Daimler Group, which means the Mercedes-Benz national Dealer network is on hand to provide sales, servicing and support, with extended opening hours and authorised repairers at 78 Dealerships nationwide.

Stephen is full of praise for Mercedes-Benz Dealer Rygor and their key contact Gavin Duffy: “Rygor are clearly ahead of the game compared to their competitors when it comes to customer service. Gavin has looked after us fantastically well throughout; he recommended the bodybuilder and has liaised diligently with the various parties involved.”

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