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A first for Volvo FH from Crossroads

25 March 2014 #CV Sector #News #Sales #Truck

News from Volvo: Volvo dealer Crossroads Truck and Bus Limited in Rotherham have supplied what they believe are the first new series FH rigid/drawbars to go into service in the UK.

The two ‘14’ plate, 6×4 double-drive configuration prime-movers have joined the 20-strong fleet of Sheffield-based Universal Recycling Company, who recently also put a ‘63’ plate Volvo FMX 8×4 hooklift into service. The independent family-owned and managed business has operated Volvos for over 40 years.

A lovingly refurbished 6×4, 1979 ‘T’ reg F7 rigid, driven by three generations of the Universal Recycling Company’s owners, points up the differences in size and overall specification compared to the latest Volvos. The F7 was defleeted ten years ago and may be seen at shows in the future.

The FHs, which are additional trucks in the Universal Recycling Company fleet, were purchased in response to increasing demand for the Yorkshire company’s services.

Coupled to drawbar trailers and operating at 44 tonnes, they will be used to collect and deliver recyclable materials from sites across the UK.

“Product quality, the spacious new FH cab and driver appeal were key to the company’s decision to invest in the new trucks,” commented Universal Recycling Company Director John Hughes, adding, ”The new trucks are on a five-year Repair and Maintenance contract with Crossroads and in terms of parts availability and dealer service, Volvo is the best in the country.”

The FHs were specified with the 13-litre engine rated at 540hp and are fitted with Hyva hooklift equipment.

The FMX is equipped with the 500hp version of the Euro-5 spec 13-litre engine. It is also fitted with a Hyva hooklift.

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