Vale of Evesham-based, Scotts Plant & Haulage has put two new Volvo FMX tippers into service to join a 15 strong fleet of rigid tippers at the company’s Badsey Road base.
Supplied by Peter Swinnerton, Transport Solutions Executive at Wales and West Truck and Bus Evesham, the two 8x4 Volvo chassis FMX-420s are equipped with day cabs, Volvo D13K engines rated at 420hp and I-Shift automated manual transmission systems. Scotts Plant & Haulage also opted for Volvo's top choice, Gold Service Contract for a period of six years.
This package permits truck buyers like Scotts Plant & Haulage to focus on customer service and vehicle productivity.
The FMXs feature Boweld steel muckaway tipper bodies, powered by Edbro hydraulics. Scotts Plant & Haulage also specified PM onboard weighing systems, air operated tipper tailgates and electric sheeting systems.
"Our tippers do a bit of everything from muckaway to aggregate works. Road planings, recycled materials and topsoil are also carried regularly," notes Scott Witheford, Director at Scotts Plant & Haulage.
Around 90 per cent of the company's tipper work is carried out within a 15 mile radius of base and the company is located close to Wales and West Truck and Bus' Evesham dealerpoint in Vale Park, Evesham.
"The close proximity of our Volvo dealerpoint and our predominately local operations maximises our productivity levels," Scott reports. "Volvo builds a good, reliable all round truck. Our FM and FMX models are popular with the drivers, who also rate the I-Shift automated manual transmission systems highly," adds Scott.