Select Country

Volvo FE Rigid Hauls Street Clearing Machinery For Aebi Schmidt UK


Aebi Schmidt UK is using a new 18-tonne Volvo FE 4x2 rigid to haul demonstration units from its fleet of road sweepers, snow ploughs, and other machinery. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)


Road-clearing firm Aebi Schmidt UK has purchased an 18-tonne Volvo FE 4x2 rigid with a beavertail body to haul demonstration units from its fleet of road sweepers, snow ploughs, and other machinery. Aebi Schmidt clears waste, vegetation, obstructions, and ice from airports and motorways.


“We needed something with a bigger payload capacity, so we took the decision to invest in this new FE and we couldn’t be happier with the finished result,” says Aebi Schmidt UK Technical Sales Manager David Harvey.



Aebi Schmidt’s new Volvo FE has a 250-horsepower D8K Euro 6 engine and a smooth I-Shift gearbox. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)


A Low Loader

Aebi Schmidt’s new Volvo FE has a D8K Euro 6 engine with a power output of 250 horsepower (186 kilowatts) and 900 newton-metres of torque. The truck uses Volvo’s smooth I-Shift gearbox.


“The quality of the product is superb. The demonstration team are delighted with it,” says Harvey. “We asked for a very low approach angle for loading, in the region of 12 degrees, as our sweepers all have brushes and are very low to the ground.”


Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia supplied the FE truck via Volvo Financial Services. It was modified by bodybuilders Sterling GP. The new FE is covered by a five-year Volvo Gold Contract, and it will be serviced and maintained in Peterborough.



The Volvo FE is a versatile two- or three-axle truck with up to 350 horsepower and a range of six- and nine-speed automatic and manual gearboxes. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)


Notes On The Volvo FE

The Volvo FE is a versatile vehicle that is equally at home as a refuse or construction truck as it is conducting local deliveries and regional distribution. It is available with a day cab, short sleeper cab, or regular sleeper cab, all of which are 1,605 millimetres tall, 2,300 mm wide, and between 1,600 and 2,200 mm long. Engine options include 7.7-litre D8K and 8.9-litre G9K engines that produce between 250 and 350 hp (186.4 and 261 kW) and from 950 to 1,400 N-m (700 to 1,032 lbf-ft) of torque. Transmission options include a range of six- and nine-speed automatic and manual gearboxes.


Find The Right Volvo

Truck Locator’s online marketplace connects buyers and sellers with a broad selection of new and used Volvo trucks for sale, including FE models.


Source: Volvo




Posted On 11 November 2020
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : rigid beavertail trucks volvo
  Blog Archive
Brunel Of Cornwall Purchases Rare Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 1 Tractor & Arocs Tipper
“We’re very proud to be running a fabulous Actros Edition 1 as our first tractor unit,” says Brunel Managing Director Brian Venables. ...
Read More
Volta Trucks Partners With CPC Group On Composite Exterior Body Panels For Volta Zero Electric Truck
The companies plan to start full-scale production on customer-specified vehicles by 2022’s end, leveraging composite materials in the body and trim. ...
Read More
Suttons Tankers Purchases Its First Volvo FMX Rigid Trucks For Yorkshire Water Duty
The logistics and supply chain specialist made the most of its demonstrator, putting the truck through its paces in the Yorkshire Dales “to see if they could handle the job.” ...
Read More
Mercedes-Benz Sells Fuel-Efficient, Safety-Enhanced Actros Over-The-Road Trucks To Howard Tenens Logistics
The new Actros 2545s came with flat-floored BigSpace cabs and 450-horsepower, 12.8-litre, inline six-cylinder engines. ...
Read More
Kelly Plant Hire Puts UK’s First New Volvo FM Road Sweeper Trucks To Work
The firm says its drivers love the new Volvos, and the rear-suction sweeper bodywork from Bucher Municipal represents a big competitive advantage as it provides a deep clean in a single pass. ...
Read More
Stan Robinson Updates Trailer Fleet With The Addition Of 10 New SDC Curtainsiders
To save on fuel, Stan Robinson selected the BPW Eco-Plus axles and SDC’s fuel-saving aerodynamic roof profile. ...
Read More
DAF New Generation XF Trucks To Haul Safely & Efficiently For Freshlinc
The temperature-controlled food haulier has one of the UK’s largest refrigerated truck fleets and has kicked off a fleet replacement programme with a recent order placed with DAF Trucks. ...
Read More
MAN Announces Advanced Features For New Truck Generation
Highlights include the MAN OptiView mirror replacement system, the MAN CruiseAssist driving assistant, new drive functions, and improved aerodynamics. ...
Read More
FSEW Orders Battery-Electric Heavy Tractor Units From DAF
The CF Electric’s 210-kilowatt electric motor delivers 2,000 newton-metres of torque, and its 350-kilowatt-hour battery has a fully charged range of up to 220 kilometres. ...
Read More
3 New Volvo Trucks Join Willshees Waste & Recycling With 3 More On The Way
The new trucks are the first Volvos Willshees Waste & Recycling has put into service in several years, but owner Dean Willshee says an impressive test drive sealed the deal. ...
Read More