Tyrrells Court reports crisp performance with Euro VID Volvo FH14 November 2019

Tyrells Court, part of crisp maker Tyrrells Food Group, is reporting positive performance with its Euro VI phase D Volvo FH tractor, the first of its type to go into operation in the UK.

Supplied by Truck and Bus Wales and West, the Leominster-based operator’s landmark vehicle is powered by a D13K engine rated at 494bhp. The 3.9m wheelbase, 6x2 pusher axle tractor has an I-Shift gearbox and a single reduction drive axle with a ratio of 2.64:1.

The FH joined the operator’s 13-strong fleet in April and is supplied with a five-year Volvo Gold R&M contract. It is expected to be in operation for between five and seven years.

“The driver of the FH is delighted with the truck; he’s a big Volvo fan and has improved his fuel consumption figures after a day’s familiarisation training,” says Andrew Jones, director at Tyrrells Court.

Jones and his drivers have all downloaded Volvo’s Dynafleet app to receive real-time vehicle and driver performance data straight to their mobile phones.

“We do a lot of running on rural A roads, as we’re located about an hour’s drive from the nearest motorway. However, the new Volvo is returning between 8 and 9mpg and I’m happy with those figures,” says Jones.

“The drivers are competitive and take pride in achieving good results. That can only be good for our business.”

Laura Cork

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