Supplied by Justin Fisher, Sales Director at Stuarts #truck and Bus, both chassis are powered by #volvod13k Euro-6 engines rated at 420hp. I-Shift 12-speed automated transmission systems, nine-tonne front axles and Sleeper cabs are also part of the FMs’ detailed specification. The pair’s interior cab options include full leather trims, refrigerators and Volvo Sat-Nav / audio packages. Heated and cooled drivers’ seats will also provide all year round comfort levels, during daily operations across the south west of England.
The front steel, rear air suspension rigids provide the UK debut for Belle’s fully-galvanised eight car salvage bodies. The twin deck transporters’ specification also includes winches, solid decking and snatch blocks.
“The new Volvo FMs are definitely the right #truck for our operations and came in at the right price,”notes Darren Combellack at Combellack Vehicle Recyclers.
“Our drivers were involved in the specification process and they’ve been able to personalise the vehicles. The FMs are quiet and comfortable, with good pulling power for the many hills in Cornwall and Devon. The drivers also love the cooled seats and both vehicles are regularly returning around 9mpg. That figure is, as expected, improving with the vehicle’s age,” Darren adds.
Combellack Vehicle Recyclers chose a seven-year Volvo Gold Service Contract for the FMs, which will be carried out by Stuarts #truck and Bus’s recently opened dealerpoint in Victoria, which is close to the firm’s Roche base.
“It’s early days in our partnership with the Victoria dealerpoint of Stuarts #truck and Bus, who are also servicing our Belle transporter bodywork. The sales and service levels have been good and I’d like to refine that process further as time goes on,” Darren reports.
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