After running an Iveco Daily day in and day out for eight years – Phil Van Der Merwe had no other vehicle in mind when it came time to update.
Phil is the boss of Merredin Glazing Services in WA’s central wheat belt.
His 2010 Iveco Daily cab chassis was recently replaced by a new Iveco Daily 50C Dual Cab and he tells us it was an easy decision to make.
“The previous generation Daily was a fantastic truck, so I had no reservations in purchasing a new one,”
“We opted for the 205hp engine which provides a heap of power and torque not only for work, but to tow our caravan or boat on weekends and holidays.”
The Daily, which seats up to six, is fitted with a 4.5 metre tray with ‘A’ rack and the businesses precious cargo rides along on the new truck’s rear airbag suspension.
“As well as providing a suppler ride, the rear airbag suspension also assists when loading and unloading the truck,”
“We can lower the height of the tray which makes it much easier to handle the glass loads – this is all done by hand.
“It’s a similar situation when coupling and uncoupling the caravan or boat, by lowering the suspension I find that I don’t need to use the jockey wheel at all.”
“The Daily is one of the most comfortable vehicles I’ve ever driven – we recently drove from Merredin to Broome (almost 4,500 kilometres return) towing the caravan and the Daily did it easily and we rode in complete comfort.”
Check out our most recent Iveco Daily cab chassis review, while our sister publication has a review of the 20 square metre 70C Daily Van.
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