Kilroot, Northern Ireland-based Irish Salt Mining & Exploration Co has put two Volvo FMX 6×6 rigids into service, operating almost exclusively 460 metres underground in the company’s salt mine.
The 3,900mm wheelbase trucks, supplied by Damian Kerin, Sales Executive at Dennison Commercials, are powered by Volvo’s D13K engine rated at 420hp. I-Shift automated gearboxes and rear hub reduction axles complete the powertrain assembly for the rigids, which both carry locally manufactured platform bodies by C-Tec (Commercial Vehicle Engineering).
The FMXs were ordered with XX-High B-ride chassis giving about 1,150mm distance between the axles and road level. The all-steel suspended chassis design includes a ten-tonne front axle cushioned by uprated triple leaf parabolic springs.
Alwyn McCreanor, Company Administrator at Irish Salt Mining & Exploration Co said: “Damien Kerin at Dennison Commercials provided excellent service and support during the ordering and delivery process for our new Volvo FMX trucks.”