Brocklebank & Co Demolition has taken on 12 new Volvo FMX 8×4 tippers, replacing a rival manufacturer’s trucks in the business’ busy muckaway fleet.
The family-run firm has a long history of running Volvos and has returned to the Swedish manufacturer again after a two-year spell using a different marque.
Supplied by Kevan Morris, Truck Sales Executive at 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. They are driven through Volvo’s proven I-Shift automated 12-speed transmission, with enhanced software for construction and off-road applications.
Nick Brocklebank, who owns the company that has been serving the South Yorkshire area since 1948, says: “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.”
The new Volvo FMX is built for the toughest conditions and most demanding assignments. It has also been designed to give a superior combination of agility, visibility and durability, keeping the driver safe and comfortable.
Brocklebank & Co Demolition has specified the trucks with Volvo’s X-High Chassis and paired them with Thompson steel tipper bodywork. They each benefit from the latest cab design offering superior comfort, with distinctive V-shaped LED headlamps with headlamp protectors, new anti-slip footsteps and a striking digital dashboard display.
The new FMX cabs also benefit from a 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 clock-up between 70-80,000km per annum, removing waste material from construction sites within a 30-mile radius of Sheffield. Backed by a Volvo Gold Contract to guarantee maximum uptime, all routine servicing and maintenance work will be carried out by the Crossroad Truck & Bus depot in Rotherham.
“Every one of the drivers have told me they’re thrilled we’ve decided to go back to Volvo and that they prefer them to the trucks they’ve replaced,” adds Brocklebank. “They’re very pleased with them and let’s just hope they look after them now!”
Brocklebank & Co Demolition has provided haulage services in and around the South Yorkshire area for more than 70 years. Originally starting in demolition, the company has grown to offer a variety of services from the haulage of construction waste and rubble to delivering quality, washed, recycled aggregates.