“I didn’t re­alise how highly specced th­ese trucks are – disc brakes, ABS, Blue­tooth, full air con, heated mir­rors – I was blown away by how quiet and re­spon­sive they are on the road,” says Tim, who picked up two fivespeed man­ual mod­els at the spe­cial of­fer price that’s been run­ning through 2017.

“You just don’t think about a truck be­ing $39,900! With that level of spec, plus a Lim­ited Slip Diff, they pretty much sold them­selves. An­other ben­e­fit of the low pur­chase cost is that we’ve been able to price our hire rate very at­trac­tively, which is fan­tas­tic for our cus­tomers.”

“In my mind, th­ese new trucks are the per­fect ad­di­tion to our fleet; they bring the ride and com­fort of a mod­ern util­ity with the power and load ca­pa­bil­ity of a truck,” says Tim. “Our niche is plant and equip­ment up to 2 tonne. The tip­per bin can take around 3T, which makes it an ideal com­bi­na­tion hire with a 1.8T dig­ger.”

With the busi­ness con­stantly look­ing to di­ver­sify into new mar­kets, the pur­chase of two ver­sa­tile and highly specced Can­ter 616 Tip­pers has meant that Kapiti Hire is break­ing new ground with con­fi­dence – and ce­ment­ing its rep­u­ta­tion as the ‘one stop hire shop’ on the Kapiti Coast!

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The only ques­tion on Tim Mikkelsen’s mind af­ter test-driv­ing a Can­ter 616 City Tip­per was how many to buy for his busi­ness – Kapiti Hire.

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