Read all about it: new Volvo FM sweeper25 November 2016

Read Plant Hire has taken delivery of a Volvo FM-330 4x2 rigid with an 8-tonne capacity VT801 Johnston sweeper body.

Supplied by Truck and Bus Wales & West, the Newport-based, family-run operator’s flagship sweeper is specified with the Volvo D11K 330bhp engine and I-Shift gearbox.

To celebrate the company’s 35th anniversary, Sean Barrett, son of managing director Martyn Barrett, was allowed to choose his new vehicle. He says: “I’d had the chance to drive a Volvo FM once before, so it was pretty much a ‘fait accompli’ when given the choice... Furthermore, the larger capacity Johnston body, brushes both sides and the 250-gallon water tank made possible with the Volvo FM means I can stay on site and sweep for longer, which offers real productivity gains.”

His spec includes a Globetrotter cab with the single bunk package and a 1.8kW air-to-air night heater. “I don’t think I could go back to a Day cab now,” says Sean. “The comfort of the leather, air-suspended seat with arm-rests is second to none. The ride in this truck puts it in a different league.”

The new vehicle is supplied on a five-year Volvo Gold R&M contract.

Laura Cork

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