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Volvo Truck & Bus in Scotland helps raise the Barr

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West of Scotland waste management company Barr of Killoch, based near Cumnock, Ayrshire, has added five new trucks to its fleet, all supplied by Robert Auld, transport solutions executive at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland.

A pair of FM 6×2 pusher axle tractor units come with Volvo’s 13-litre engine producing 460hp, I-Shift automated transmission systems, sleeper cabs with air kits, sliding fifth wheels and vertical exhaust stacks. Another two FM 8×4 day cab rigids feature 420hp variants of Volvo’s D13K engine as well as I-Shift gearboxes.

These 32-tonne chassis are fitted with Multilift XR26T.55 hook lift bodies, supplied and fitted by Hiab Scotland, Cumbernauld. There is also a Volvo FE 4×2 rigid skip loader with Hiab skip gear.

This 18-tonner is powered by a 250hp D8K engine connected to a nine-speed manual gearbox. All five vehicles are on five-year contract hire agreements that include full Volvo service contracts, which will be carried out at the manufacturer’s Glasgow West dealerpoint in Cardonald and Ayr.

Barr will retain the trucks for a five-year period, and the two FM tractor units will haul ejector trailers on local authority contracts. Its fleet of ten is now all Volvo.

Gordon Whiteford, operations director at Barr, said: “We moved to Volvo trucks in 2012 when the manufacturer opened its Ayr dealerpoint. Servicing schedules are carried out either on back shifts or night shifts and that lets us maximise the trucks’ productivity levels.”