Banbury-based A C Services has invested in its first brand new Volvo truck, welcoming a Volvo FM 460 Globetrotter 8×4 tipper to the fleet.
Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre South & East, the deal was secured on the back of the strong performance from two used Volvos the firm had run in the past.
The truck, which is mounted with Swadlincote Aluminium tipper bodywork, is powered by a D13K Euro-6 compliant step E engine, producing 460 hp and a peak torque of 2,300 Nm.
This is paired with Volvo’s I-Shift automated gearbox, which constantly evaluates information such as speed, weight, road grade and torque demand to time each gear shift.
It features Alcoa Dura-Bright aluminium rims and a Globetrotter cab fitted with a 28-litre fridge, plus active safety technology including Volvo’s lane departure warning system.
The truck will work five days a week in A C Services’ aggregate business, with its work expected to include hauling loads for the government’s HS2 project.
The vehicle has been acquired on hire purchase via Volvo Financial Services on a two-year Volvo Gold contract, with all servicing work to take place at the dealer’s Banbury depot.
Richard Coleman, Director at A C Services said: “The two Volvos we’ve run before were very popular, but as they were second hand, they didn’t have the ideal spec we needed, so it was very exciting to be able to go to town on a Volvo truck that fits our needs perfectly.”