Celebrity TV chef (Country Kitchen) Mike Robinson has taken delivery of a D-Max pick-up to equip him for the hunting season. A keen huntsman of game and gatherer of wild food, Robinson has ensured he has the best possible tools at his disposal during the short stalking season by working with Isuzu UK to select a number of special modifications for his new pick-up.
Based on a range-topping D-Max 4x4 Utah double cab, it rides on 17in matt black alloy wheels, fitted with special 255/65R17 all-terrain tyres, to make sure of swift progress around the 20,000-acre estate he manages. To avoid unwanted glare in the field, the standard chrome-finished exterior parts have been wrapped in matt-black vinyl; front grille, door handles and rear bumper.
Other features include a unique load-area drawer system, winch and ramp, to aid the loading of Robinson’s quarry. It is protected by a ventilated Truckman Grand Hard Top to keep the payload secure and cool. In the cab there’s a rubber tray set into the dash for binoculars, a secure gun box and there are specially-tailored rubber covers on the door mirrors to provide stability and accuracy when taking aim.
“For several years I’ve managed a country estate, keeping wildlife and game stocks controllable and sustainable,” said Robinson. “I needed a dependable workhorse pick-up and my previous Isuzu Rodeo proved incredibly robust, utterly reliable and virtually unstoppable off-road. The modifications made to my new D-Max have all been carefully designed to make a real difference in the day-to-day life of a hardworking stalker. I can’t wait to test its capabilities in the field.”