Leeds Bronze takes a shine to Volvo FL 14 February 2019

Bronze bearings and bushes manufacturer Leeds Bronze Engineering has taken delivery of its first Volvo truck, an FL rigid, citing fleet efficiency with the new addition replacing two smaller vehicles on its fleet.

Supplied by dealer Crossroads Truck and Bus, the West Yorkshire-based operator’s truck is powered by a Euro VI four-cylinder, D5K engine, delivering 207bhp and 800Nm of torque between 1,100 and 1,700rpm.

The 12-tonne truck is also equipped with a six-speed manual overdrive gearbox, Day cab and 18ft dropside body by Micra Truck Bodies, of Wakefield.

“Our new Volvo 12-tonner should bring some operating efficiencies and I’m really impressed with the vehicle,” says Ryan Landale, buyer for Leeds Bronze.

“We rarely run at maximum weight at the moment, but the new 12-tonner brings increased flexibility levels to our business, which fits in perfectly with our future development plans.”

The FL is supplied on a three-year contract hire with a Volvo Gold R&M package.

Laura Cork

Related Companies
Micra Truck Bodies Ltd
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