Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia sold four new Volvo FMX 8×4 rigids to Colchester-based EWD Recycling, a regular and loyal Volvo customer whose truck form the majority of the recycling company’s fleet of some 30 trucks.

Volvo Hookloaders and Tippers for Sale
Volvo FMX Hookloader and Tipper sold new for on/off road use

Delivered by local Truck Sales Executive Matt Kubot, the order includes two FMXs with Boweld steel tipping bodies and a second pair with Hyva hookloader bodywork and drawbar couplings. All four 32-tonners have the 11-litre engines with outputs of 430 hp.

Danny Cook, Manager at EWD Recycling, says:

Our drivers absolutely love the Volvos. We need vehicles which can cope being worked hard in this kind of environment and we get very good uptime from our FMXs.

On the rare occasion something needs looking at, we can drop a vehicle off at our local dealership at the end of the day, and know it will be sorted by morning. We can’t afford a truck off the road; and it’s this level of service which keeps us coming back.

Automated I-Shift Gearboxes

All four trucks have Volvo’s I-Shift gearbox, relieving the strain on the drivers, whilst offering efficient operation.  The transmission’s smoothness places less stress on the driveline and tyres, reducing wear and tear.

Driver Care

Looking after drivers is important, this is why the customer specified the day cabs to be fitted with a night heater that can be configured to come  on in the morning before the drivers arrive so that they can get straight to work in a warm cab. This also allows them to stay warm on colder days when waiting to load or unload, without needing to keep the engine running – saving fuel and reducing emissions.

Cash Buyer

Unlike most new trucks bought in the UK, these four trucks were purchased outright, but have a three-year Volvo Silver Contract which covers all preventive maintenance and driveline repairs within the Volvo Trucks dealer network for a fixed monthly amount.

All routine maintenance will take place at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia’s Ipswich site, which offers late night and Saturday opening.