McCarthy Marland, a waste management and recycling specialist based in Bristol, recently added a new Volvo FL-250 rigid truck to its fleet. The 16-tonne, 4x2 model features a six-cylinder, 7.7-litre D8K engine that produces 250 horsepower, a six-speed I-Sync automated transmission, and a rear air suspension. It also features a day cab and Farid refuse collection bodywork, all on a medium-height chassis. The Euro-6-compliant Volvo FL is also covered by a five-year Volvo Gold Service Contract and primarily operates in Somerset and Dorset.
“Volvo has a very good reputation; the one being used in Bristol has been very reliable and perfect for the job,” says Ben Padfield, transport supervisor at McCarthy Marland’s Westcombe site. “Volvo is a premium-brand truck, renowned for its build quality and reliability.”
McCarthy Marland’s new Volvo FL-250 also features a Winter White paint colour, tinted windows, and heated mirrors on either side. It is additionally equipped with wide-angle mirrors on both sides of the cab, a kerb mirror located on the passenger side, adjustable headlights, and two roof-mounted beacons. “It’s a smart vehicle that ticks all the boxes. The FL-250 is a slightly smaller size, yet it doesn’t seem to have compromised on what it can hold,” says Padfield. “It has a good sized body and carries a decent amount of waste while still being a fairly small truck, which makes it manageable for the country lanes down here.”