M Torrance cashes in on Roger Dyson’s 40th anniversary bonanza

So pleased has M Torrance Recovery been with its first two Dyson Hydraloader slidebeds that it has just returned for a third – this time, though, the vehicle came with a series of ‘no cost’ anniversary upgrades.

The Kilmarnock-based operator’s Hydraloader 3000 La (Low approach) was one of the first recovery bodies to be supplied by Roger Dyson since it launched its 40th anniversary, limited edition offer.

Britain’s leading specialist manufacturer is to build 40 conversions at its production facility in Droitwich, Worcestershire. All will come with additional specification for which Roger is footing the bill, as a thank-you to the industry to mark his four decades in business.

In M Torrance Recovery’s case, the deal brought a free upgrade to the latest, 7.0-tonne gvw Iveco Daily 70C17 chassis, as well as a complimentary towbar and bracket, additional upgraded lightbar, rear-mounted recovery work lighting, jump-start sockets and cables, and a ‘wrecker’ kit of tools which has already proved useful for police jobs.

M Torrance Recovery Managing Director Matthew Torrance founded his garage business 16 years ago, but quickly branched out by offering a recovery service as well. He could not be more delighted with the new truck.

“The Iveco chassis provides a very stable base for Roger’s equipment and is extremely comfortable to drive,” he says. “But what I’m most pleased with is the fuel economy from the 170hp Euro 5 engine – we’re getting nearly 30 miles to the gallon which in our line of work, and with diesel so expensive these days, is a fantastic result.”

The M Torrance fleet includes a variety of equipment but the only vehicles it has commissioned from new are its three Dyson-built Hydraloader tilt and slides.

“Roger’s conversions are absolutely brilliant,” confirms Matthew Torrance. “We bought our first in 2007 and another, a 5000 SLa (Super-Low approach) model with 5,000kg carrying capacity, the following year. 

“We’ve barely spent a penny on either of them since. They still look great and we know we can rely on them to do a great job, day in, day out.”

M Torrance Recovery works for major clubs such as Britannia Rescue, Green Flag, RAC and AA. However, its new Dyson Hydraloader is also assigned regularly to police jobs, hence the operator’s decision to specify a steel rather than lightweight aluminium platform.

“Pulling cars out of fields and off embankments can be hard work, so you need the strength and durability that a steel body offers,” explains Matthew.

And he adds: “At the price we paid for our new Dyson Hydraloader, with the chassis upgrade plus all the other extras that Roger threw in, I reckon we’ve probably saved the best part of £4,000, which is a real bonus.”

The limited edition offer covers every product in the Dyson range, which includes Enforcer wheel lifts, Hydraloader slidebeds, vehicle and equipment transporters, Commander heavy recovery units and NRC sliding and rotating cranes. Even Landoll travelling axle trailers qualify for the free upgrades.

“This industry has been very good to me,” explains Roger. “That’s why in this, the year of our Ruby 40th anniversary, and against the backdrop of a very challenging economic climate, it seemed the perfect time to give something back.”

Limited edition models are available on a ’first come, first served’ basis, and are proving extremely popular. So operators who don’t want to miss out should register their interest or contact Roger Dyson without delay on 01905 775808/9.

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