National builders merchant chain Buildbase has recently purchased 14 new Mitsubishi L200 4Work single-cab pick-ups as part of an upgrade programme to replace all its existing fleet of previous model L200s.
The vehicles are used by Hirebase, Buildbase’s tool hire division, to provide a delivery and collection service to construction sites in each of its branch areas, carrying a variety of small plant, tools and other construction site equipment.
Each vehicle has been modified to incorporate a tail lift, with the load area fitted with a chequerplate lining, tie-down points and a lockable aluminium storage box. The L200s have also been fitted with rear-facing work lights and are finished in the company’s distinctive bright red livery.
Having been more than satisfied with the abilities of the former version of Mitsubishi’s versatile pick-up, Buildbase Group Transport Manager Phil Alexander had no hesitation in specifying the newer model when it came to replacing his fleet:
“Our Hirebase centres need a hard-working vehicle with the option of four-wheel drive to enable our drivers to get to some of the sites. The vehicles must have a big load carrying capability and, most importantly, have to be reliable. The Mitsubishi L200 does all these things and is therefore a great tool for the job.”
Underlining Mr Alexander’s purchasing decision is the L200’s legendary durability and purposeful specification, such as its 1120 kg payload capacity and large flat load area. Its appeal is further increased by 12,000-mile/12-month service intervals, a three-year/100,000 mile warranty and a 12-year anti-corrosion perforation warranty.
Now, with 40 sites around the UK, Hirebase is planning to replace the remainder of its pick-up fleet with more new Mitsubishi L200s over the next two years.
To read our Mitsubishi L200 ReviewPublished 26 October 2007