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HRD Builders adds Isuzu tipper and traypack

Construction company HRD Builders has continued to expand its business with the addition of two new Isuzus to its growing fleet – an NPR 55-155 Tradepack and an NMR 60-150 Tipper.

The business has been run for nearly a decade by founder Reilly Hutchinson, and its expansion has meant more trucks are needed for more work.

Alongside new addition to the HRD family, HRD Earthworks which handles landscaping and earthmoving, the fleet needs to be able to service all across the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

​“I went with the NPR Tradepack specifically to cater for my building needs as I found there’s not many utes on the market that can tow and carry heavy loads at the same time,” Hutchinson says.

​“I’ve found the truck was affordable, very practical and it does the job really well.

​“The Tradepack is my truck for running around all day in and with the inbuilt toolbox on the tray I have everything required if I need to help out onsite.

​“Even if I’m just driving around doing quotes, it’s great for driving around the city.”

The Tradepack comes equipped with a 5,500 kg GVM and 9,000 kg GCM and a 4.5 tonne towing capacity, perfect for the company’s day-to-day needs.

Image: Isuzu Australia

On the Tipper, the 2490 mm wheelbase (SWB model) and compact 1815mm cab width, which is 225mm narrower than the Tradepack, allows for the tighter manoeuvrability required in the earthmoving caper.

“Both our new Isuzu trucks have made things easier, reducing the amount of time that we need to tow a trailer because they’ve got so much tray space,” Hutchinson says.​

“This matters when you’re driving through the inner city of Brisbane, when parking and getting in and out of a job is easier because you don’t have a big trailer behind you.

“Especially with the NMR Tipper, it fits into backyards, car parks… anywhere you could expect to fit a car, you can fit this truck.”

Hutchinson believes that his trusty fleet has been the backbone of the business, offering reliability and efficiency to clients. This is across both businesses, which he says he dedicates himself to.

​“Someone once told me, if you’re going to start your own company, don’t think about it as a job,” he says.

​“You’ve got to change your mindset and think of it as a lifestyle…. everything you think, live and breathe is the business, and I couldn’t agree with that more.

​“We’ve been around a while, so we get repeat work from happy clients.

“We’ve nurtured a really good rapport with customers so they’re comfortable speaking plainly and laying out exactly what their needs are.

​“What motivates me more than anything is building the brand.

​“I plan to diversify and expand both businesses in the near future… I would purchase from Isuzu again to support this.”

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