Alfred Hymas opts for Harsh wet kits on five new weight-saving Volvo FHs09 September 2021
UK bulk tipper operator, Yorkshire-based Alfred Hymas has specified Harsh tractor wet kits on five new weight-saving Volvo FHs.
The most notable feature of the five new 454bhp FH ‘I-Save’ trucks is their smaller and lighter centre axle fitted with 17.5” wheels, a configuration that saves some 200kg over a standard 6x2.
Each truck features a Harsh wet kit that includes a side-mounted aluminium oil tank and simplified hose layout in a configuration that has been designed to be as light as possible.
Today’s Alfred Hymas vehicle fleet features over 70 artics employed on a roughly even split between agricultural and quarry work. Looking at the former, director Stewart Hymas says: “We’re working in and out of the docks moving mostly soya, rapeseed, maize and feed ingredients for all the major agri businesses, as well as collecting wheat and barley from UK farmers - so obviously the fleet is carefully specified to reflect this type of work.”
Responsible for fleet maintenance is Stewart’s brother Robert, who comments: “The Harsh wet kit has minimal weight, is easy to install and easy to operate, so therefore meets our needs exactly.”
Volvo Group UK Ltd
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