Bill Dyson Skip Hire & Waste Management of West Yorkshire recently purchased two new Volvo trucks to add to their fleet. The first is an FL818 18-tonne 4x2 rigid truck outfitted with Multilift equipment and a D8K engine rated at 250 horsepower. The other, a more recent purchase, is an FMX 8x4 32-tonne hook lift truck that also has Multilift equipment, but sports a D11K engine that produces 410 horsepower.
These are the first two Volvo trucks in the company’s fleet; Bill Dyson Skip Hire decided to purchase them based on a demonstration with an FL rigid truck. “We've not bought Volvo before, but we were offered an FL rigid on demonstration and the driver said it was a good vehicle for the job we were doing,” says Mark Pritchard, director at Bill Dyson. “The turning circle on some other vehicle makes can be a hindrance, but the Volvo met all the criteria we needed. So far the decision to go purchase Volvo trucks has proved to be the right one.”
Right Tool For The Job
One of the biggest benefits of the FL series is its lightweight design, which means it can carry more cargo while still meeting road regulations, but you also need power, and the Volvo has it. "When you've got a 25-yard skip full of soil on the back, you need the power at the right point, and that's really rare to find,” says Pritchard. The company likes the lower roof design, which makes it easier to navigate construction sites and drive beneath scaffolding. The trucks also feature the company’s green and yellow livery.
Bill Dyson have also been impressed with Volvo’s support team, which has kept the company involved in the process every step of the way. “Volvo have been very easy to deal with, very transparent, particularly our dealer, Crossroads Truck and Bus Limited," says Pritchard. “They say what they're going to do all the way along, and so far they've delivered.”