Recycling operator adds Volvo FE and two FL skip loader truck to its expanding fleet
PEAK Waste Recycling have shown their loyalty to the Volvo Trucks brand by adding two 16-tonne FL trucks and an 18-tonne FE model to their growing equipment fleet.
Both Volvo FL vehicles are equipped with manual gearboxes and Cayvol MCBT skip loader equipment, while the FE unit comes with Volvo’s automated I-Shift transmission and Hyva NG2012XL skip loader bodywork.
The 4x2 rigids are all powered by Volvo’s D8K engine, with the two FLs delivering a maximum of 250hp and the larger FE skip loader truck producing 280hp.
Based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak Waste Recycling have been using Volvos for many years, citing the manufacturer’s proven robustness and reliability as the key reasons for returning with this latest order.
Ken Martin, who runs the company with his brother Richard, commented: ‘We are big fans of the Volvo product. They are tried and tested trucks, incredibly reliable and we know they can do the job we require.
‘We have 34 trucks on the books now, 28 of which are Volvos. As well as the skip loaders, we also have 8x4 hook loaders and 8x4 refuse collection vehicles. The drivers like them and parts availability is extremely good for our in-house servicing and maintenance team.’