Landscaping and grounds maintenance contractor, Glendale Countryside, has introduced 20 new 3.5-tonne Isuzu N35.125(S) Grafters to its commercial vehicle fleet.

The 20 4x2 chassis cabs, which all feature tipper bodies from Brit-Tipp, are split evenly between new additions for a contract with Mid Sussex District Council and replacements for older vehicles.

Day-to-day, they will primarily be used for the removal of litter and green waste – including tree, hedge, and grass trimmings – though they will also transport landscaping machinery from site to site.

Glendale Countryside operates a 450-strong mixed commercial vehicle fleet, including around 100 Isuzus. For the first time, the company has specified 10 of its new Grafters with an automatic transmission, which it said make them ideally suited to work in stop/start urban areas.

All of the new vehicles are covered by Isuzu Truck’s comprehensive three-year warranty, with all service and maintenance to be undertaken within the manufacturer’s dealer network. Mostly working five days per week, each of the new Grafters is expected to clock up around 10,000 miles per year.


Stuart Darbyshire, commercial director for Glendale Countryside, said: “We’ve been working with Isuzu Truck for over 10 years now, so they were always our first choice for this latest deal. The Grafters are ideal for the work we do, they’re robust, reliable, and durable, with an impressive payload capacity, which is what we need day-to-day. We also get great support from the team at Isuzu, who have always understood exactly what we are looking for.”

Added Lee Tansley, national fleet sales manager at Isuzu Truck UK: “We’re very proud of the relationship we’ve built with Stuart and the team at Glendale. Our 3.5-tonne tippers are ideally suited for the landscaping industry, but every customer has their own individual requirements. It’s down to us to understand exactly what they need and what they expect from their new vehicles – for Glendale it’s primarily payload and proven reliability, which is exactly what the Grafter delivers.”