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Scottish Charity New Start Highland Relies On Mitsubishi FUSO Canters For Furniture Deliveries & More

New Start Highland’s third 7.5-tonne Mitsubishi FUSO Canter, which is used primarily for furniture delivery and commercial removals. (Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.)

New Start Highland, a charitable organisation in Scotland that supplies those in need with donated furniture, clothes, books, toys, and more, recently purchased its third Mitsubishi FUSO Canter. The 7.5-tonne 7C18 truck features a 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine that produces 175 horsepower (130.5 kilowatts) and 430 newton-metres (317 pounds-foot) of torque and an automatic dual-clutch DUONIC gearbox. New Start Highland, which also provides employability training and housing support, has six locations across the north of Scotland and primarily uses its trucks to deliver furniture and perform commercial removals. The charity’s other two Canters have been in operation for three and six years, respectively.

Affordable & Reliable

“The FUSO Canter represents great value for money, and offers the best body and payload allowance of any 7.5-tonner on the market. Ours will accept a full 4 tonnes, which is exceptional. In truth, volume rather than weight tends to be the issue for us, but it’s nice to know this very high carrying capacity is available to us when we need it,” says Jonathan Nichols, removals and transport manager at New Start Highland. “We’ve been very happy with the Canter’s build quality and reliability, while its relatively small footprint and tight turning circle are also advantages.”

New Start Highland Removals and Transport Manager Jonathan Nichols. (Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.)

More On The Mitsubishi FUSO Canter

The Mitsubishi FUSO Canter, distributed by Mercedes-Benz in Europe, is a versatile truck designed for a wide range of applications, including delivery, construction, landscaping, snow ploughing, and much more. Models range from 3.5 to 8.55 tonnes, with chassis load capacities ranging from 1.6 to 6 tonnes. Engine outputs range from 130 to 175 horsepower, and there are options for manual or automatic transmissions, depending on the model.

Mitsubishi FUSO offers a 4x4 version of the Canter with all-wheel drive for handling challenging terrain as well as the 100% emission-free eCanter model. The eCanter features an electric motor that produces up to 156 horsepower (116 kW) and 390 N-m (287.6 lbf-ft) of torque. It charges fully in seven hours, with a one-hour fast charge available, and has a range of 100 kilometres (62.1 miles) with a full payload.

TruckLocator has a large selection of used Mitsubishi FUSO trucks for sale, including a number of Canter 7C18 models.

Posted On 14 January 2020
Category: Truck and Trailer News
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