Recycling experts, McCarthy Marland of Bristol, are making good use of Volvo Truck’s ultra-agile FL8.250 rigid chassis for its refuse work, maximising the amount of waste it can carry while negotiating narrow country lanes.
After scouting around for a new, reliable refuse vehicle, the company originally purchased the 4×2 rigid, 16-tonne vehicle with rear air suspension after hearing positive feedback about Volvo. The vehicle is used for waste services throughout Somerset and neighbouring Dorset.
Supplied by Wales & West Truck & Bus Ltd, the FL rigid is powered by a D8K six cylinder 7.7-litre engine developing 250hp at 2,100rpm. Fitted with Farid refuse collection bodywork, the Euro 6 truck was specified with a Day Cab, medium height chassis, six-speed I-Sync automated gearbox and a five-year Volvo Gold Service Contract.
Ben Padfield, Transport Supervisor at McCarthy Marland’s Westcombe Waste site says, “Volvo has a very good reputation, the one being used in Bristol has been very reliable and perfect for the job. Volvo is a premium brand, renowned for its build quality and reliability.”
Specified in Winter White, the cab comes with tinted windows, electrically-heated main mirrors with a wide angle mirror on both sides and a kerb mirror on the passenger side, adjustable headlights and two amber beacons directly mounted to the cab roof.