Biker Group buys Volvo with UK's first steel-plank Keith Walking Floor

Carol Millett
March 3, 2017

Biker Group has taken delivery of what is understood to be the first steel-plank Keith Walking Floor rigid in the UK.

The Wilcox-bodied Volvo FM will be used to deliver surface chippings across the North East and Yorkshire for road resurfacing projects.

It will also haul aggregate from quarries to concrete and asphalt plants.

Biker Group said it selected the vehicle for its ability to remove loads without tipping the body, eliminating the risk of tipover when unloading, as well as the risk of colliding with overhead cables.

The moving-floor is divided into a number of steel slats of which every third slat is interconnected.

The load can be discharged in less than three minutes.

The company has continued its tradition of naming its trucks after James Bond films, dubbing this latest recruit after 1969’s, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. 

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Carol Millett

Carol Millett is an award-winning freelance journalist with over 30 years’ of experience writing across a broad range of sectors, including road transport, construction and civil engineering, project management, private finance, technology, HR, and travel and tourism. She is currently a regular contributor to a variety of DVV Media titles including Motor Transport Magazine, Commercial Motor and Transport News.

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