Isuzu first for Darch Oil

The new Isuzu vehicle at Darch Oil – supplier of fuels, heating oil and lubricants to customers in Somerset, Dorset, East Devon, South Wiltshire and West Hampshire
Independent family-run Darch Oil has acquired its first tanker mounted on an Isuzu chassis. The Isuzu Forward F110.240 11-tonne rigid has been fitted with a 7,000 litre dual compartment Magyar tank for kerosene, derv and gas oil distribution to customers in remote locations throughout the south-west.
Longevity, payload and compact vehicle footprint were the main criteria behind the Yeovil-based fuel oil distributor’s decision reports Ivan Steel from Darch Oil.
“We operate in many rural areas where tight turning circles and extremely limited access are regular occurrences, however, the Isuzu 11-tonner meets all our criteria in addressing these particular problems.
“It gives us the ability to get to places where other vehicles would struggle as well as giving us much more operational versatility. The Isuzu Magyar combination allows us to maximise the payload by carrying two different types of fuel in one delivery.
“The tanker’s regular driver has been particularly impressed by its overall performance and versatility, as well as the pumping equipment on the vehicle. Fitted with a 200-foot hose, the driver has full remote control of the pumping operation, allowing him to control the discharge at the point of delivery, rather than where the vehicle is positioned.”
Darch Oil operates a 22 strong vehicle fleet of which 12 vehicles work on oil tank deliveries, with 10 vehicles handling coal transportation.
Supplied by Ferndown Commercials at Wimborne, this new tanker will cover approximately 40,000 miles a year over a working life of up to 12 years, after which the Magyar tank will be removed for a second life on a new chassis.