Five new Volvo FMX tractors for Collins Earthworks
Collins Earthworks, a long-time Volvo Trucks and Volvo Construction Equipment customer, has taken delivery of five new FMX 500 Globetrotter 6 × 4 tractors to be operated with ejection trailers from its head office in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
Among the first new FMX tractor models to be delivered in the UK, they each benefit from the very latest cabin design providing superior comfort, agility and durability, with distinctive V-shaped LED headlights with head guards. headlight, new non-slip running boards and a striking digital. dashboard display.
Andy Jinks, Garage Manager for Collins Earthworks, says: “We have worked with Volvo Trucks for over 20 years and they have continued to provide us with an incredibly reliable product which is essential to our business operations. These FMXs represent the first of a whole new generation of vehicles, and so far we have been very impressed.
Supplied by Jack Castle, Regional Sales Manager at Hartshorne Motor Services, the dual drive tractors feature an innovative tandem axle lift, which allows the drive to be disengaged to the rearmost axle and the lift off the ground, reducing fuel consumption and tire wear when return empty.
All five tractors are powered by Volvo’s proven D13K engine generating 500 hp and 2,500 Nm of torque, driven by an automated 12-speed I-Shift gearbox. The transmission has also been specified with construction shifting software, which helps trucks adapt to the unique situations that vehicles in this industry face, while the Volvo Engine Brake makes stopping safer and more efficient. easy.
Inside the new FMX cabin, Collins Earthworks has specified a range of option packs and extras that add key features, including leather seats, fridge-freezer, microwave and camera. recoil, while the exterior is upgraded with Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy rims, air horns, factory air deflector kit and a Kelsa light bar.
“The new FMX cab has proven to be very popular with our drivers,” Jinks adds. “They have more space, improved visibility thanks to a lowered door line, new mirrors and a state-of-the-art digital driver display, which can be customized to suit what the driver wants to see. All combined, this has greatly improved the driving experience.
The trucks will be in service five days a week within the company’s heavy haulage division, traveling between 80,000 and 100,000 km per year, and are covered by a Volvo Blue contract, with routine servicing and maintenance. to be carried out at the local Hartshorne dealer. .
With over 20 years of experience managing earthworks projects, Collins Earthworks provides prompt and professional service nationwide, responding to a variety of customer requests, from consultation to construction.