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Volvo returns to Brocklebank & Co Demolition with 12 new FMX tippers

Brocklebank & Co Demolition has taken on 12 new Volvo FMX 8x4 tippers, replacing a rival manufacturer's trucks in the business' busy muckaway fleet.

Brocklebank & Co Demolition has taken on 12 new Volvo FMX 8×4 tippers after a two-year spell using a different marque.

The family-run firm has a long history of running Volvos and has now returned to the Swedish manufacturer.

The trucks have been supplied by Crossroads Truck & Bus and they are powered by a 12.8-litre Euro-6 diesel engine, producing up to 420 hp and torque of 2,100Nm. 

The power is delivered using Volvo’s I-Shift automated 12-speed transmission, with enhanced software for construction and off-road applications.

‘We’re very happy to be going back to them again’

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 has certainly proved a popular decision with the drivers.”

He added: “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. 

The truck has also been designed to give a superior combination of agility, visibility and durability, keeping the driver safe and comfortable.

Specified the trucks with Volvo’s X-High Chassis

Brocklebank & Co Demolition has specified the trucks with Volvo’s X-High Chassis and paired them with Thompson steel tipper bodywork. 

The trucks 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 have 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 up to six days a week removing waste material from construction sites within a 30-mile radius of Sheffield. 

Volvo Gold Contract to guarantee maximum uptime

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.

Mr Brocklebank said: “Every one of the drivers has told me they’re thrilled we’ve decided to go back to Volvo and that they prefer them to the trucks they’ve replaced.

“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.

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