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Brocklebank & Co Demolition takes 12 new Volvo FMX tippers

01 December 2021 #TNB News #Truck

Brocklebank & Co Demolition has taken on 12 new Volvo FMX 8×4 tippers, replacing older trucks in its muckaway fleet.

The family-run firm based in South Yorkshire has specified the trucks with Volvo’s X-High Chassis and paired them with Thompson steel tipper bodywork.

Supplied by Crossroads Truck & Bus, the new FMXs are powered by a 12.8 litre Euro-6 diesel engine, producing up to 420 hp and 2,100 Nm of torque.

The trucks are driven through Volvo’s I-Shift automated 12-speed transmission, with enhanced software for construction and off-road applications.

They each have V-shaped LED headlamps with headlamp protectors, new anti-slip footsteps, digital dashboard display, leather steering wheel, DAB radio, rear window and engine tunnel storage, plus two roof-mounted amber beacons to improve safety and visibility.

The trucks will be in operation between five to six days a week and are expected to cover between 70 and 80,000km per year, removing waste material from construction sites within a 30-mile radius of Sheffield.

Backed by a Volvo Gold Contract, all routine servicing and maintenance work will be carried out by the Crossroads Truck & Bus depot in Rotherham.

Owner Nick Brocklebank, said: “In years gone by we’ve been predominantly Volvo, so we’re very happy to be going back to them again for this new order. It’s certainly proved a popular decision with the drivers.

“We’ve always been pleased with the back up we received from the team at Crossroads and the product is very good, with the new model just taking things up to that next level.”

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