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Scottish Recycler Makes FMX 8x4 Rigid Its Fifth Volvo Truck In Four Years


Grays Recycling Services, based in Fochabers, Scotland, recently purchased its fifth Volvo truck, an FMX 8x4 model sporting Hyva bodywork. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)


Grays Recycling Services of Fochabers, Scotland, recently purchased a new Volvo FMX 8x4 truck, which is the company’s fifth Volvo vehicle since 2015. Kevin Fraser, transport solution executive at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland, supplied the vehicle and was the one who set Grays up with a demonstration vehicle four years ago.


“Over a week’s evaluation, the FL 4x2 rigid skip loader delivered a solid performance and improved fuel consumption figures,” says Kenny Gray, co-director of Grays Recycling Services. We immediately saw an improvement of between 1.5 and 2.0 miles per gallon over our other marques and—as the driver liked it too—the demonstration truck was duly bought.”


FMX Specs

The new Volvo FMX 8x4 rigid day cab features a 450-horesepower Volvo D11K engine, I-Shift automated manual transmission, and single reduction drive axles. It is outfitted with a Hyva body and an Easy Sheet heavy-duty automatic sheeting system. Grays puts between 1,000 to 1,200 kilometres per week on each of its vehicles and keeps them in the fleet for around three years in order to retain their resale value. All of the company’s trucks are under service contracts and a Volvo technician comes out to perform all repair and maintenance onsite.


“We’ve five Volvo trucks in our seven-strong fleet now and we use three-year, Volvo Gold Service Contracts for the three FL skip loaders and FMX hook loader, whilst our FE Low Entry Cab (LEC) refuse collection vehicle is on a five-year Volvo Gold Service contract,” says Gray. “We’ll keep the FE for longer, as it was a larger investment.”


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Posted On 1 May 2019
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : rigid trucks skip loaders volvo
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