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Steve Elwell handing over the keys of the vehicle to Jon Richmond

5th September 2019

Cox Hire See the Immediate Benefits of their New LCVT Low Floor Truck

Cox Hire Ltd based in Dudley have in the last couple of weeks taken delivery of their new LCVT Low Floor Tool Hire vehicle and are already reaping the benefits.

The vehicle based on the Fiat Ducato was specified with a 3.6 metre bed and a spring assisted tailgate. With a ribbed Aluminium floor and drop sides, the vehicle has the ability to carry the full range of light plant and tools which Cox have available to hire. Low level access platforms were a key item which needed to go on the back of the vehicle and this has proved no issue with the units being able to be driven straight on.

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Steve Elwell handing over the keys of the vehicle to Jon Richmond

Jon Richmond (Director at Cox Hire) Commented; we needed to replace one of our traditional drop side trucks, and wanted to move away from towing. We spoke to LCVT and liked the fact the chassis was designed specifically for commercial applications and the original O.E suspension was retained. We have only had the vehicle for a couple of weeks but already it is proving extremely flexible carrying all our light plant and even when fully loaded seems more than capable.

Steve Elwell (Sales Director LCVT) commented; Jon contacted us having seen our advert in Executive Hire News and it’s fantastic to hear that the vehicle is proving so successful. We have some unique design features in the body but the real important part is the chassis design and the way in which it interfaces with the cab. An added bonus is the use of the original equipment rear suspension which means the ride quality is not overly hard when the vehicle is empty.

For more information on the above contact;

Steve Elwell; Sales & Marketing Director LCVT Ltd

Email; steve@lcvt.ltd
Contact No; 07795 383707

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5th September 2019

1,500kg of Payload & No Working at Height Worries

Any Occasions Equipment Hire has taken delivery of their LCVT Low Floor Drop Side vehicle.

The company, who hire out a wide range of equipment to the corporate entertaining industry as well as the general public, predominately use the vehicle on their portable toilet rental arm. With the high payload and low floor height of the LCVT vehicle, it means they can carry the necessary equipment to clean the units as well as carry toilets, which are easily loaded. The vehicle can also with its 2,300kg towing capacity tow a trailer which makes its extremely flexible.

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For more information on the above contact;

Steve Elwell; Sales & Marketing Director LCVT Ltd

Email; steve@lcvt.ltd
Contact No; 07795 383707

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Graham Jeffery (on the left) can be seen taking delivery of the vehicle from Steve Elwell.

22nd August 2019

Enfield Recovery Replace LCVT Vehicles With the Same

Enfield Recovery who have depots in St Neots and Newton Abbot have taken delivery of the first of two new 3,500kg recovery trucks from LCVT replacing vehicles purchased off LCVT eighteen months ago.

The vehicles based on the Fiat Ducato have been specified with a host of options including; LCVT’S unique punched aluminium floor (with a solid centre section to allow the recovery of motorbikes), T-MAX EW6500 winch with remote, LED light bar, and LED repeater lights to the sides, front, and rear.

Graham Jeffery Director at Enfield Recovery commented “the 2 trucks we took from LCVT 18 months ago have proved fantastic assets. With margins being so tight within the industry, when you can send a 3.5 ton truck instead of a 7.5 ton truck on a recovery the cost savings are considerable. We have covered close to 100,000 miles in both existing vehicles over the 18 months we have had them which demonstrates just how hard we work them. I made the decision to replace both vehicles while they still have some manufacturer warranty on them, and order the same vehicle again from LCVT with just one change. We have added LED repeater lights all-round the vehicle to ensure when the trucks are out on a recovery they are as visible as possible to all other road users. The safety of my technicians when they are out in all weathers recovering vehicles is paramount.

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Rear of the Enfield Recovery vehicle with the unique aluminium perforated plank which offers outstanding grip in all weather conditions.

Steve Elwell (Sales & Marketing Director at LCVT) “I would firstly like to thank Graham for the order and endorsement of the product. It is a pleasure to work with someone who takes a genuine interest in the specifying of the vehicle and has a refreshing approach to a structured replacement program. We have achieved a genuine 1,500kg payload with these latest vehicles, and will have one on display at the Tow Show in Telford in September”.

For more information on the vehicle visithttps://www.lcvt.ltd/light-commercial-vehicles/recovery-trucks

For more information on the above contact;

Steve Elwell; Sales & Marketing Director LCVT Ltd

Email; steve@lcvt.ltd
Contact No; 07795 383707

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BJB Hire Centre in Thurmaston, Leicester have taken delivery of a LCVT low floor vehicle for delivery of a wide range of hire equipment from 1.5 ton mini diggers, to Heras fence panels.

April 2019

BJB Hire Centre in Leicester Take Delivery of a LCVT Low Floor Tool Hire Vehicle.

BJB Hire Centre in Thurmaston, Leicester have taken delivery of a LCVT low floor vehicle for delivery of a wide range of hire equipment from 1.5 ton mini diggers, to Heras fence panels. The vehicle was specified with air conditioning and driver’s suspension seat in the cab and individual ramps to ensure maximum carrying capacity on the vehicle.

Russ Conway (Director of BJB) Commented

"we have used low floor vehicles for some years and when approached by LCVT who explained the design benefits of their vehicle, in particular the way in which the cab and chassis interface, we liked what we saw, and ordered a vehicle.

It is the little things with reference to the body design which make all the difference on a day to day bases, and what appealed to us on the LCVT product was the slightly wider body which helps when carrying fence panels and the small beavertail on the back of the vehicle which means it is far easier to load low level access platforms"

Steve Elwell (Sales & Marketing Director LCVT) commented:

"BJB are a perfect example of a Tool Hire company who have been forward thinking and reaped the benefits offered by the low floor concept. The Tool Hire sector is the hardest environment in which a vehicle of this type can be put to work in. The stop start nature of the job and working at its gross vehicle weight the majority of the time means that the chassis and cab interface has historically been a weak point, but the LCVT design with its engineered shoe, means this area is possibly stronger than a factory built chassis"

For more information on the above contact;

Steve Elwell; Sales & Marketing Director LCVT Ltd

Email; steve@lcvt.ltd
Contact No; 07795 383707

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April 2019

LCVT Carry Out Successful Tow Bar Type Approval Testing

LCVT have carried out a comprehensive design and development program on the low frame chassis design which they offer, resulting in the successful testing of a typed approved tow bar assembly.

The system has been approved to tow 2,300kg when fitted to a 3.5 ton vehicle which is 300kg more than its main competitor. The sub structure has been designed in such a way that it can be fitted in a number of positions on the chassis depending on the application of the finished vehicle.

Steve Hendley (Managing Director at LCVT) commented:

"This project is the perfect example of what LCVT are good at; listening to what our customers need and coming up with a solution. Two of our rapidly expanding markets, Tool Hire and Traffic Management have a need to tow.

We have not only designed a tow bar assembly which offers 300kg more capacity than our competition, but also a unit which is flexible reference its positioning on the back of the vehicle depending on the final application and this is crucial when looking at ground clearance on low floor chassis"

For more information on the above contact;

Steve Elwell; Sales & Marketing Director LCVT Ltd

Email; steve@lcvt.ltd
Contact No; 07795 383707

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Richmond Plant Hire, Newark and Kirby in Ashfield took delivery of their LCVT 3.5 ton Fiat based Low Floor vehicle.

March 2019

Richmond Plant Hire Reap the Benefits of LCVT Low Floor Vehicle

Richmond Plant Hire who operate out of depots in Newark and Kirby in Ashfield took delivery of their LCVT 3.5 ton Fiat based Low Floor vehicle 6 months ago and have nothing but praise for the vehicle since putting it on fleet.

The vehicle, based on the Fiat Ducato 2.3 litre chassis cab has a 3,800mm body with a spring assisted tailgate at the rear allowing light plant, water bowsers, fencing and dumpers to be delivered easily and quickly to customers.

Having replaced a traditional high floor chassis cab with a drop side body and tail lift the vehicle has proven a resounding success with both the company and driver. Loading of all equipment is both safer and quicker, in particular fencing where the vehicles low floor and high payload is a massive plus.

Dave Denby (General Manager) Richmond Plant Hire comment “since taking delivery of the vehicle back in October last year we have found it to be a resounding success. The combination of payload and floor height means we can deliver far more equipment on the vehicle than our traditional drop side truck and the driver loves the quicker and safer loading which is key for us”

Steve Elwell (Sales & Marketing Director LCVT) commented “it’s a massive endorsement of the product when a well-established company like Richmond Plant Hire find our vehicle so beneficial to their operation. We recognised when developing the product for the hire market, how demanding the application would be and one of the key features of the vehicle is the way the chassis connects to the cab as this is a crucial area where problems can be had, and have been experienced with other manufacturers”

For more information on the above contact;

Steve Elwell; Sales & Marketing Director LCVT Ltd

Email; steve@lcvt.ltd
Contact No; 07795 383707

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Mike McCarry (Managing Director Days Rental) on the left taking delivery of the vehicle from Steve Elwell (Sales & Marketing Director LCVT Ltd)

August 2018

LCVT Ltd (Light Commercial Vehicle Technology) has delivered the first Grounds Maintenance Vehicle to Days Rental who have depots throughout the Midlands, Wales & the South West.

The vehicle which is based on a Vauxhall Movano has been developed specifically for the Landscaping/Grounds maintenance Market. With over 1,400kg of payload, a full width tailgate, removable working at height barriers and a unique aluminium deck (which offers high levels of grip for both machinery and operatives in all weather conditions) the vehicle is guaranteed to prove popular.

Safety is a key feature of the vehicle with chapter 8 graphics and directional arrow at the rear, and both an LED light bar to the cab roof and LED repeater lights to both the front and rear ensuring the vehicle is fully visible when operational. Having already provided Low Floor Traffic Management vehicles, LCVT developed a vehicle specification which would offer the broadest appeal to both the public and private sector.

The grounds maintenance vehicle delivered is the first of an already proven design used in the landscaping market to transport commercial mowers and associated equipment to site, removing the need for trailers, and operatives being put through additional driving licence tests.

LCVT have over the past 18 months worked closely with Day’s Rental and has developed its portfolio of specialist vehicles for a wide range of markets, resulting in a significant growth in its niche rental fleet size, with Day’s becoming one of the largest suppliers of specialist LCV product in the UK.

Day’s Rental offer a wide range of rental options from, short term rental, to 3-5 year options and also a rent to buy scheme which allows the customer to have the ability to purchase the vehicle at any point during the rental period.

For more information on the above contact;

Steve Elwell; Sales & Marketing Director LCVT Ltd

Email; steve@lcvt.ltd
Contact No; 07795 383707

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Hirelink (UK) Midlands Ltd Take Delivery of LCVT Vehicle

June 2018

Hirelink (UK) Midlands Ltd Take Delivery of LCVT Vehicle

Hirelink (UK) Midlands Ltd has taken delivery of an LCVT Low Floor Tool Hire vehicle.

Based on the latest Fiat Ducato 2.3 litre 130ps Euro 6 chassis cab, the vehicle has a 3.8 metre body, built on LCVT's low floor chassis conversion which has been designed for exactly this type of commercial application.

The vehicle was specified with a full width tailgate, recessed front winch, and lashing points either side of the front bulkhead, to allow items such as gas bottles to be secured easily.

The Fiat Ducato was the preferred donor vehicle due to the fact it did not need Ad Blue to meet Euro 6 regulations, which meant a higher payload and reduced running costs. The fact the vehicle could be maintained by a commercial dealer network was also a major advantage.

Jason Leeney (Director) Commented; “we have a number of low floor vehicles within our fleet and although we have had some problems with the conversion the concept is ideal for our application. Having seen the way LCVT interface their chassis with the base vehicle I was more than happy to order a vehicle to see how it performs”

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LCVT Deliver idverde Light Weight Beavertails

April 2018

LCVT Deliver idverde Light Weight Beavertails

LCVT Ltd have delivered 2 Vauxhall Movano based beavertails to idverde as part of their continued investment in their growing vehicle fleet.

The 2 vehicles will operate out of idverde Chislehurst depot, and have a 3.7 metre beavertail bed which takes advantage of LCVT unique aluminium punched deck. Developed by LCVT the material is not only light weight and offers exceptional grip, but also allows dirt, grass cuttings and water to either drain through, or be easily removed.

With a maximum payload of 1,500kg and full width tailgate (1,800mm) the vehicle can move a wide range of commercial mowers and associated equipment. Options including lockers and mesh sides are also available.

Angus Lindsay (Group Head of Assets and Fleet) commented; We are looking forward to getting the vehicles into service as they offer us more scope with reference to the equipment we can carry at a time when everything we are needing to move is getting heavier

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Mike McCarry can be seen taking delivery of the first LCVT vehicle from David Burnett Commercial Director at LCVT Ltd

March 2018

Days Rental Take Delivery of LCVT Traffic Management Vehicles

LCVT Ltd have delivered the first of a number of 3.5 ton low floor Traffic Management Vehicles to Days Rental, who have 11 hire branches covering Wales, the Midlands and the Southwest. Days who can supply a wide range of light commercial vehicles, from standard tipper bodies through to more specialist niche vehicles like the low floor traffic management model from LCVT, on either short term or long term rental contracts.

The LCVT vehicle is totally flexible, with its low floor and impressive 1,380kg payload, it can be used for lane closure work while also the delivery to site of temporary traffic lights and other equipment.
Mike McCarry (Director at Days Rental) commented, Days Rental have always looked at being able to offer the right vehicle for the job in question, and the Low Floor Traffic Management vehicle from LCVT is a perfect example of that.

Steve Elwell (Sales & Marketing Director at LCVT) commented, it is a fantastic opportunity for us to be supplying vehicles to Days Rental, as they have a refreshing approach to the market and recognise the added value of having vehicles like the Low Floor Traffic Management vehicle available within their fleet.

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Ricard Tate (right) can be seen taking delivery of the vehicle from Steve Elwell (LCVT Sales & Marketing Director).

23rd August 2017

Tate Accident Repair Centre Choose LCTV to Supply New Truck

Tate Accident Repair Centre based in Leeds have taken delivery of a new 3,500kg Beavertail car transporter from LCVT Ltd.

The vehicle based on the latest Euro 6 Fiat Ducato 130ps chassis cab was specified with an open aluminium deck to ensure maximum carrying capacity. The vehicle will replace a Ford Transit Beavertail and join a 7.5ton truck and a further 3,500kg beavertail which Tate ARC use to collect and return customers vehicles and supply courtesy cars.

The deciding factor in ordering the vehicle was its carrying capacity plus lead-time, and LCVT were able to give Tate’s a payload of 1,550kg allowing them to carry the majority of cars which are transported. Ricard Tate (right) can be seen taking delivery of the vehicle from Steve Elwell (LCVT Sales & Marketing Director).

Richard commented; “I’m really pleased with the truck, the payload is fantastic and the build quality is of a particularly high standard. The whole order process was smooth with updates from LCTV as to build progress and completion dates. I look forward to the vehicle going into service on the 1st September.”