Ace Plant goes for versatility with latest eight wheeler24 February 2010
Milton Keynes-based Ace Plant says it has brought forward its truck replacement programme and bagged a new Volvo FM-440 8x2 to handle increasing demand for its specialist hire equipment.
Body manufacturer, CeeJay Systems of Alresford, Hampshire, added the 27ft flatbed with hydraulic underfloor winch, plus a Fassi 31 tonne/metre crane. It also supplied a 6.275m close-coupled trailer to complete the package.
Ace Plant managing director Frank Cundell explains: "We've outgrown the capability of the trucks in our existing fleet. The diversity of our specialist range and the wide area to be covered requires not only maximum capacity, but greater versatility from our transport than has been available to us in the past.
"The long flatbed and on-board crane comfortably handle any of our fuel bowsers and lighting towers, while the hydraulic beaver-tail, ramps and trailer are ideal for transporting tractors and other machinery."
The truck was supplied by the local depot of Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London, and Cundell says its versatility is already making logistics easier. And he adds: "The new truck, being more fuel efficient and adaptable, significantly reduces our carbon footprint."
Ceejay Systems (SV) Ltd
Volvo Group UK Ltd
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