Eqstra delivers pothole repair trucks to JRA

Eqstra Fleet Management has delivered 39 new pothole repair trucks to the Johannesburg Road Agency.
Unis were designed and developed by the JRA in conjunction with Kanu Commercial Body Construction. Eqstra, as the contract manager for specialised vehicles for the City of Johannesburg, was then commissioned to implement the concept and ensure its full realisation. This included overall responsibility for product quality, cost control, project management, product compliance and delivery of all 39 units before the end of June.
The trucks are built on Isuzu 400 chassis with a specially designed body with: heavy duty body suitable for transporting hot asphalt from the JRA depot to the pothole site; double cab with space for seven workers, including the driver; three way tipper (can tip to the left, right and rear by changing pins on the load body); storage bin for traffic signs; storage compartment behind the cab for tools; extended chutes at rear and on the sides of the vehicle to prevent hot asphalt spillage on the load body.
JRA MD Sean Phillips says, “These units have been specifically designed to improve occupational safety and productivity of maintenance staff when dealing with hot asphalt. The vehicles will be going into service with immediate effect and we look forward to improvements in operational efficiencies.”