The Bridgwater, Somerset-based civil engineering and plant hire firm RK Bell has taken delivery of a new Volvo FMX rigid tipper, supplied by Wayne Bryant, Transport Solutions Executive at the local Volvo Truck distributor, Truck and Bus Wales and West.
The 8×4 rigid chassis, which replaces a tipper that had reached the end of its life, has immediately been put to work on muck shifting work in the Somerset and Devon regions, as well as being available on hire.
The FMX was specified with Volvo’s Extra High B-Ride chassis height to protect the vehicle from damage when off road, giving it more ground clearance for obstacles on site.
“Tipper trucks do take a battering in general, so the Extra High chassis FMX cuts the cost of damage and offers more visibility for the driver, being up higher,” explains Wayne Salter, Transport Manager at RK Bell. RK Bell also opted for a two-year Volvo Gold Service Contract with the vehicle. RK Bell already operates a Volvo in its ten-strong truck fleet and its performance has impressed Wayne enough to order the FMX.
As Wayne reports, “I’ve always been a fan of Volvos and was keen to take advantage of the new Truck and Bus Wales and West dealerpoint, which has recently opened in Bridgwater.”