Earthworks UK has selected a Volvo FMX13.420 rigid with a tipper grab body for its first new truck purchase. The 8×4 chassis joins a small fleet of tipper and tipper grab trucks based in Avonmouth.

Supplied by Truck and Bus Wales and West, the Extra High, B Ride 8×4 chassis has a wheelbase of 5,100mm and is powered by a Volvo D13K engine producing 420hp. Earthworks UK opted for a day cab in addition to a 12-speed, I-Shift automated transmission system and, rounding off the powertrain, are single reduction 23 tonne drive axles, with differential and cross locks.

The new FMX is equipped with a Boweld Taperlite DS body and Epsilon M125 crane and will be used on aggregate haulage across Bristol, Wiltshire and the south west of England.

Resplendent in a newly-designed livery by Avonmouth Signs, the FMX is covered by a three-year Volvo Service Contract.

Director Paul Treasuresaid: “We’ve previously relied on used vehicle purchases that included some Volvos. The new FMX is drawing attention out on the road. Importantly, the driver loves it and he’s very happy with its performance levels and car like comfort.”