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Valley Earthworks reflects on Isuzu Giga

New South Wales civil construction firm, Valley Earthworks, has reflected on its fleet of Isuzu trucks, citing the importance equipment reliability and versatility.

“We’re a multi-faceted company that does a wide range of civil construction activities, from sub-divisions to carparks to bulk land cut and fill areas,” said Valley Earthworks Owner, Mark Mitchell.

“Part of that is having graders, rollers, bobcats and floats so you can move gear to and from the site.

“We also do road construction, bulk earthworks, forestry maintenance, marine rock walls and national park roads.

“We have a full range of services, and we’ve got 60 working bits of equipment to service all the jobs we’ll have on the go at any given time.

“From the 60 pieces of equipment we operate, 10 of those are Isuzus – not just the Giga tippers we recently bought but also some single-axle tippers and other vehicles – all of which have been good, reliable and competitively priced,” he said.

Mitchell added six Isuzu Giga CXY 455 trucks to the Valley Earthworks fleet last June.

“The Gigas were well priced, and their specifications are very reasonable,” said Mitchell. “For similar specs in a lot of other brands you’d need to buy a more expensive truck, so what we were getting for the money worked out – and negotiating to buy six at a time, we were able to get an even better price.”

With a Gross Combination Mass (GCM) of 57 tonnes and 6-cylinder, 24-valve SOHC SiTEC Series II engine, the Gigas were tasked with pulling super dog trailers.

“If your machinery doesn’t work, you don’t make money – our trucks have got to be working to make money,” said Mitchell, explaining that reliability is paramount to this – and the new Gigas have proved to be adequate.

Western Australian earthworks business, SPG Site Services, has commented on its Isuzu Giga CXZ 415 with tipper body.

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