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McGrath Group upgrades with four new Volvos


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Transport Engineer  /  March 14, 2019

Waste management and recyling operator McGrath Group has taken delivery of four new Volvo vehicles, as part of a fleet replacement programme.

Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London, the new arrivals are two FMX 6x4 tractors and two FM 8x4 hooklifts.

The FMX tractor units replace models from another manufacturer, as the operator moves to a Volvo-only policy for trucks that are 18 tonnes and above. The tractors are powered by a Euro VI D13K engine delivering 494bhp and 2,500Nm of torque, and their Sleeper cabs are specified with the One Bed Resting package.

The FM hooklifts are powered by the D11K engine, delivering 404bhp and driving through the I-Shift automated transmission system. The vehicles replace existing FMs and come complete with FM Day Cabs, cruise control and a three-year subscription to the Dynafleet telematics and tracking system.

The FMX and FM vehicles are subject to three-year and two-year warranties, respectively.

“We were keen to upgrade the lifting equipment that we use on our vehicles and these new Volvos give us the ability to do that,” says John McDaid, transport director at the Essex-based operator.

“With the FMX tractor units, we were particularly impressed with the improved manoeuvrability, driveability and fuel consumption that we experienced.”

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