New Daimler Trucks dealership Wilson Bolton, in Horsham, Victoria, has delivered its first truck to a local farmer. The trusted dealership now sells and supports Mercedes-BenzFreightliner and Fuso products.

Its first Daimler delivery was a Fuso 1124 Fighter Tipper, purchased by crop and sheep farmer, Sam Eagle.

"It is very exciting to sell our first Daimler truck and to share this milestone with a great member of the community like Sam," says Wilson Bolton General Sales Manager, Luke Hutchinson.

Daimler Truck and Bus President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, says it is great to see Wilson Bolton join the Daimler family.

"The team at Wilson Bolton are well known for looking after their customers across the Wimmera and beyond and we are really pleased to have them selling and servicing our trucks and buses," he says.

Mr Eagle runs sheep and grows crops such as wheat, barley, canola and beans on a property he operates with the help of his parents, Geoff and Merryn, wife Emily, nine-year-old daughter Penny and seven-year-old son Henry.

Looking to replace a worn out farm ute and facing an eight-month wait for another one, he wondered whether a Fuso truck might do the job better.

"The price difference wasn’t actually very much at all and the Fuso is so much more capable," Mr Eagle says.

He explains that the extra payload and capacity means it can do things a ute couldn’t.