Pinden takes 16 new Volvo trucks for Pinbins hire work 18 October 2016

Pinden of Longfield has taken delivery of 12 Volvo FE skip trucks and four FMX 8x4 tippers from dealership MC Group, Maidstone, citing fuel efficiency, reliability, build quality, performance and dealer support as the drivers.

The latest additions – all of which operate under the Pinbins skip hire brand – mean Pinden now runs a fleet totalling 38 skip trucks, 99% of which are either Volvo FEs or Volvo FLs.

“We are expanding, and delivering on environmental and efficiency goals. Volvo Trucks play a vital role in helping us to realise our aspirations,” says Pinden managing director Terry Bishop.

The new Volvo FE 4x2 rigid trucks were specified with Day cabs with rear windows, and are powered by Volvo’s six cylinder 7.7 litre 250bhp Volvo D8K engines driving through 12-speed I-Shift automated transmissions.

Bodywork is by Boughton Engineering, of Wolverhampton, and comes in the shape of the Power-Reach 18 tonne (PR18) skiploader system, with independent telescopic lift arms, pneumatically-operated tip hooks and heavy-duty cab guards, as well as the company’s Intacova sheeting system.

Meanwhile, the new Volvo FMX tippers are high B-ride 8x4 models with 21-tonne rear bogies and straight front axles for enhanced ground clearance.

Each was specified with Day cabs and Volvo’s420bhp driveline, and bodied by Thompsons, of Croydon.

All of the new trucks are equipped with Brigade all-round camera and sensor systems.

While the newest additions to the fleet take Volvo’s three-year warranty, Pinden operates its own four-bay repair and maintenance centre.

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
Broughton Engineering Ltd
Thompsons Group
Volvo Group UK Ltd

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