Future compliance with Direct Vision Standards and Clean Air Zones were among the factors that led Cheshire-based D Morgan plc to choose Volvo for the 32 latest additions to its fleet.
The company’s purchase of 31 FMX 8×4 rigids and one FH16 650 double drive tractor unit from Thomas Hardie Commercials was also influenced by its commitment to FORS and CLOCS.
All the FMXs’ feature Volvo’s D11K 410hp Euro 6 engines and include I-Shift gearboxes with Volvo’s construction package software.
To reduce site dust levels, the extra-high chassis are fitted with horizontal-mounted diesel particulate filters and vertical SCR exhaust silencers.
The FMX tippers have also been specified with a comprehensive array of features designed to protect vulnerable road users including factory-fitted lower passenger door glazing that increases direct vision levels for the driver
In addition to the data from the FMXs’ Weighmaster on board weighing systems, images from a five-point and left turn camera system, all feed into the incab monitor, thus minimising driver distraction levels.
Adding to the specification are Sidescan cycle safety systems and reversing alarms. Bespoke side protection guards, feature ten different themed designs paying tribute to the local areas and sectors the vehicles operate in.