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Canters gallop in to join Dasco Construction

Dasco Construction adds five FUSO Canters for their durability and strength, marking a shift from van-based to more robust vehicles.


When Dasco Construction wanted ‘proper little trucks’ to replace less robust van-based vehicles, the FUSO Canter stood up to the task. Wigan-based Dasco initially took two Canters then returned with an order for a further three, which were delivered just before Christmas. All were supplied by the Bolton outlet of Dealer Ciceley Commercials.

Dasco Construction will celebrate its tenth anniversary in business this year. In that time, its operation has grown rapidly and the company now runs a fleet of more than 75 small tippers, vans and pickups.

“In the past it has chosen van-derived chassis but”, said chairman and founder David Rothwell, “this time there was an appetite for something stronger.”

He said:

Van conversions are all very well but as time has gone on and the size of our jobs and the distances we travel has grown, it’s become clear that we need vehicles that are built to deal with a tougher working life. The FUSO Canter is a proper truck with a rugged ladder-frame chassis and fits that bill perfectly.

Dasco’s Canters are all 3.5-tonne 3C13 models, with Comfort cab and 2,500 mm wheelbases – one of six lengths available – and are fitted with Scattolini aluminium tipping bodies at the FUSO factory in Tramagal, Portugal.

Power comes from 3.0-litre turbodiesel engines, each producing 96 kW (130 hp) and 350 Nm of torque. The exhaust systems mean the vehicles also meet the EURO VI – STEP E emission standard.


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