Our older fleet have been running, without issue since 2008, clocking up in some instances 500,000 kilometres on rocky mine sites every day of the year.
RYCO 24•7 Business Manager, Wesley Bulters says, “The trucks take constant punishment over rocks, craters and unsealed roads”.
“They get hammered on site. The Executive Team approved the decision to purchase ten 11-tonne rate Hino 500 Series FD1124s, a bigger truck in this instance knowing the durability of these vehicles is proven” comments Wesley.
Our latest ten trucks were purchased through Orix and Sci Fleet Hino. The Hino 500 Series FE1124 is nine metres in length, three metres high, with a purpose-built body that accommodates its core function – a mobile service operation.
The trucks not only provide hydraulic hose breakdown service but carry a range of stock including adapters, couplings, hose assemblies and workshop tools.
Another five Hino’s are currently being built with provision for two more to be delivered by the end of the next financial year.
Wayne Watt, Central Queensland Operations Manager comments on the Hino trucks stating, “we’ve had a really good performance out of them, and they handle the rough roads well.”
Wayne, who works at the RYCO 24•7 Emerald branch has been working with RYCO for the last 12 years and is excited about the investments RYCO 24•7 is making for the future.
“We’ve been able to invest in new equipment as part of our ongoing commitment to our customers and our people,” Wayne concludes.