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Isuzu delivers for Skip Bins operation

Sydney skip bin hire company, Matt’s Skip Bins, has added an Isuzu FRR 600 to its operations.

Based in Penrith, New South Wales, Matt’s Skip Bins provides services across Sydney’s western suburbs, with a current inventory of multiple trucks and over 160 bins of various sizes, accommodating most waste types.

Matt Early started the business in 2010 with just a single truck and 11 skip bins to his name. His motivation was bolstered by the desire to work for himself.

“I like being my own boss. This way there are no politics and complications to interfere with my work,” he said.

Having previously worked with some big names in transport, Matt’s knowledge came in handy when he started his business.

Now in its eighth year, the company has expanded to include a diligent team committed to giving its customers a friendly, reliable experience.

“We base everything on our service. There are lots of competitors out there, but we stand out because we provide great service on the phone when customers call, and our drivers are friendly and professional,” said Early. “Being very customer-focused is one thing that sets us apart from others in the business.”
The business has had its fair share of challenges, which also defined its growth, along the way. Matt recalled a time when new business came pouring in, but without the needed truck power to meet the demand.

“We started off with smaller trucks, and then as the business grew, there was a greater requirement for larger trucks. But we had to wait before we could start adding bigger trucks,” he said.

Now his team relies on four Isuzu trucks to help run the show. With the on-the-go nature of the business demanding long hours on the road, Early explained that reliability was a paramount consideration.

“When I needed to purchase my first truck, I did thorough research before buying an Isuzu FRR 600. I decided on it because of its compact size, which allows us to drive into customer’s driveways.”

“I had heard about Isuzu trucks’ reliability, and now having experienced it firsthand with the FRR 600, I knew I’d made the right choice,” he explained.

Early subsequently bought the FTR 900 for its higher carrying capacity, and later, the FSR 140 to keep up with the demands of the growing business.

“We saw the benefits in adding the FSR 140 to our fleet because it has the same width as our FRR 600, which means that we can still access customers’ driveways and other narrow areas.

Early recently took delivery of a new FXZ 240, a versatile beast with a gross vehicle mass of 24,000kg, power of 350hp @ 2,000rpm and torque of 1,422Nm @ 1,400rpm, as well as other advanced features such as coil spring cab suspension and cross locks.

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