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FM Conway unveils £11m fleet renewals for 2017


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Transport Engineer  /  March 9, 2017

FM Conway has revealed an £11.2 million fleet investment for 2017 – adding 17 eight-wheel and two six-wheel tippers, as well as five eight-wheel grab trucks and a new bitumen tanker to its 800-strong fleet.

The infrastructure services firm is also buying two 44-tonne walking floor trailers, as well as two 18-tonne pole rigids to support its specialist lighting operations, and a CCTV equipment van for its gully cleansing division.

The vast majority are based on Scania chassis. They include Scania P410CB8X4MSZ and P360CB6X4MSZ Day units with PPG ally insulated tipper bodies; Scania R450CB6X2MSZ sleeper with Martrans Ally walking floor NTTs; and Scania P410CB8X4MSZ Day cabs with plant body and crane by Charlton.

Additionally, the company specified: Scania P410CB8X4MSZ Day grabs with Fruehauf bodies; Scania P410CB8X4MSZ Day dropsides with crane by Transport enterprise; and Scania P410CB8X4MSZ Day cab tippers with Fruehauf bodies.

Other units include: a Scania R450LA6X2MNA Sleeper cab with Crossland bitumen tank; a Scania P410CB8X4MSZ Day volumetric mixer; a Scania P250DB4X2MNA Day cab with a Fruehauf body; and a Mercedes Benz Econic 8x4 3235L ENA grab with a Fruehauf body.

FM Conway transport manager Peter Parle says the he vehicle specifications reflect FM Conway’s commitment to road safety in the construction industry.

New features include an extended window in the nearside door of the eight- and six-wheel tipper trucks to improve drivers’ direct vision for vulnerable road users.

“FM Conway strives to be at the forefront of road safety initiatives in the construction industry and these new vehicles have been specially designed to keep our drivers and other road users safe,” states Parle.

“All of our drivers will be taking part in one-to-one training to familiarise them with the new trucks and promote safer driving.”

FM Conway delivers construction and maintenance services for roads, buildings, structures and public spaces across London and the south east.


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