NRS loads up with Volvo FMX tippers

West Midlands-based quarrying company NRS Ltd has taken delivery of two Volvo FMX tippers to build up its fleet in response to continued growth in the business.

The 8×4 FMXs, which have Thompson tipper bodies, are powered by 13-litre Volvo engines, producing 460hp and 2,300Nm of torque. With safety in mind, both trucks are fitted with a five-camera visibility package in addition to a side scan system with left-turn warning technology.

While one of the FMX’s is a straight fleet replacement, the other is an additional investment to help meet the company’s extra workload. Both were supplied by Richard Moorse, area sales manager at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia This latest purchase is the 16th ordered from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia in the past two and a half years.

NRS, which manages four quarries and runs some of the largest inert tipping facilities, quarrying and recycling aggregate production operations in the Midlands, now has a 23-strong fleet, comprising mostly Volvos, ranging from tippers to concrete mixers.

The specification chosen has proven a hit, according to Phil Marshall, haulage operations manager at NRS. “The last four trucks we’ve bought have been specified with higher powered engines, which are working out to be more economical and we’ve just ordered two Volvo FMX’s with 500hp engines, due to those increased fuel efficiencies,” he said. “Tyre wear rates have also reduced, because we use super singles on the front. It’s a combination that we’ll continue when looking at new vehicles, because we can really see the benefits.

“We ran Volvos a long time ago and now we’ve returned to the FMX range because it just seems to work for us. We’ve always found Volvo’s to be reliable trucks, they look good and meet all of our needs and requirements. Particular highlights are the I-Shift gearbox and the aftercare support we get from Volvo’s Coventry dealerpoint, which is second to none.”

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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