GBM UK weighs in with first Volvo truck16 May 2018

Demolition and waste management company GBM UK has taken delivery of its first Volvo truck, an FH16-650 6x4 tractor plated for 120-tonne operations.

Supplied by dealer Crossroads Truck and Bus, in Lincoln, the Louth-based operator’s new addition is fitted with a Globetrotter cab and equipped with a 12-speed I-Shift Crawler automated manual gearbox, which features deep multi-speed reverse gears.

The 3,600mm wheelbase chassis has hub reduction drive axles and 10-tonne front axle, in addition to the FH front towing device and construction front bumper.

GBM also specified Volvo’s Drive plus++ and Living packages, featuring a bed, 33-litre fridge/freezer and TV preparation kit.

John Davey, GBM’s site manager, evaluated several marques before deciding on Volvo: “I spoke to numerous people in the heavy haulage industry and Volvo was the most popular by far.

“They’ve got the biggest share of the market, which gives you a bit of assurance, and if everyone else in heavy haulage has got one, it gives you confidence. A strong point was that with so many Volvos on the roads, parts should never be a problem.”

GBM’s truck is supplied with a two-year Volvo Gold R&M contract.

Laura Cork

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