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Slimline Excavations digs new Isuzu tipper

New south Wales–based excavating contractor, Slimline Excavations, has added a new Isuzu FSR 140-260 long-wheelbase tipper to its fleet.

Company founder, Mitchell Stokoe, told commercial vehicle manufacturer, Isuzu, that he needed an upgraded transport  option, following rapid business growth as well as his investment in a larger excavator.

“I needed a truck that could fit the new larger excavator and move it easily from site to site,” he said. “The excavator was coming soon so I needed a truck that was ready to go.”

Stokoe headed to Dwyers Truck Centre in Wollongong to see what could be done.

“The guys at Dwyers were excellent,” said Stokoe. “The customer service they delivered was second-to-none. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a truck or seeking advice.”

Dwyers suggested he consider the long-wheelbase Isuzu FSR 140-260 with a custom tipper body.

“The truck is perfectly designed to suit my business, and it’s exactly how I want it,” said Stokoe. “It is a great, practical transport solution, allowing me to move machinery and other loads with ease.”

The truck, according to Stokoe, averages about 350km a week and has not lost any of its lustre in its 11 months of operation.

“To be successful in my line of work, my machinery must be reliable,” he said. “I can’t have downtime – downtime costs money. That’s why I chose Isuzu and bought a new truck. All I have to do every day is turn the key and drive, no fuss.”

Stokoe founded Slimline Excavations in 2016 with just an old tipper and a Kobelco excavator. He told Isuzu the business is now a full-time operation that works throughout the Illawarra – Wollongong region south of Sydney.

“I do the jobs others don’t want to touch,” he said. “Anything you can think of – site cuts, trenching, plumbing, concrete slabs, high-end detailed excavations, all aspects of the construction industry – we’ll take it on. Everything an excavator can do, I’ll do it.”

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