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Built-Ready for anything

Keith Andrews has a huge range of Built-Ready trucks on standby to start delivering to your bottom line right off the forecourt. From tippers, trailers, curtainsiders, loggers, box bodies, flat decks and other specialist applications, we’ve got you covered!

We understand that circumstances can change quickly in business, and the ability to adapt swiftly feeds success. Whether you have new contracts that require urgent fulfillment, or a sudden need to replace a vehicle in your fleet, the Keith Andrews Built-Ready range is waiting to get straight to work for your business.

We remove the hassle of having to deal with spec details, technical drawings and what can be a long wait for your finished truck. We work with respected and reliable local body builders to provide high-demand spec builds that are ready to go when you need them.

Action Bobcats

Faced with a rapidly increasing workload, Glen Pyle of Waikato-based Action Bobcats needed to get a truck to work straight-away to avoid losing jobs and letting his customers down.

“It all piled up pretty quickly – more than we could handle – so I needed a solution fast,” says Glen. “I’ve waited up to four and a half months in the past for a truck to come out of the bodybuilders – that was simply not an option this time.”

With pressure mounting, Glen turned to Keith Andrews for a Built-Ready option.

“I hadn’t dealt with Keith Andrews before. They were quick to respond to my enquiry and someone came in person to talk through our options. A Mercedes-Benz Arocs was available with a steel tipper that fitted the bill, so we went for it,” says Glen.

The 6x4 Arocs 2635 was built ready with a 5m steel bathtub body, featuring a dual swing tailgate, full cab headboard, trailing chains and shovel rack. 

“It’s my first Merc and probably the best truck I’ve ever had,” says Glen. “I’m really happy with it. Being able to get a truck that we could put straight to work has been huge for our business.”

Charleton Plumbing and Drainage

Charleton Plumbing and Drainage has a full-on workload in and around the Auckland region, and owner Pete Charleton has very little time to spend worrying about truck spec details and bodybuilder schedules. When it came to buying a new truck for the business, his partner Liz suggested he contact Keith Andrews.

“I’d been in a bigger Japanese truck for a while and really wanted to downsize to something more suited to the work we’re currently doing,” says Pete. “I would probably have just gone back to the dealer I bought my last truck from, but Liz had seen the pricing and options available from Keith Andrews, so I got in touch with them.”

Pete drove away with an eight-tonne FUSO Canter Tipper, fitted with a roller-door toolbox behind the cab.

“Keith Andrews have been great to deal with,” says Pete. “Being able to see the truck with a pre-built body means you know exactly what you are getting. I like that. You can never tell really from technical drawings how a build will turn out. With Keith Andrews, I could see exactly what I was paying for.”

Ellwood Transport

With a new Mainfreight contract to fulfill and his other three trucks busy elsewhere, Jeremy Elliot of Ellwood Transport got in touch with Keith Andrews for a quick solution.

“It was just before Christmas, the end-of-year rush was on and I couldn’t source a lease vehicle anywhere,” says Jeremy. “Being able to purchase a truck from Keith Andrews that was ready-to-go was a huge advantage for us.”

That truck was a Mercedes-Benz Actros 2635 with an 8.5m curtainsider built and fitted by Elite Truck Specialist, complete with a 2,000kg tail lift.

“I’m very impressed with it. It has a lot of advantages over other trucks in the market and has been a great addition to the fleet. The best thing of all is that we could put it straight to work and get about our business with no hassle.”