Nottingham-based Erewash Commercials’ new Volvo FM Globetrotter Lite 6x2 tractor weighs-in at just over 8,000kg.
Supplied by Jack Castle, area sales manager at Hartshorne Group, the truck features a lightweight pusher axle. Other weight-saving features include a mono leaf front suspension, aluminium air tanks, aluminium susie arch and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels.
“So far, we have been really impressed with the FM’s payload capacity,” said Adam Smith, director at Erewash Commercials. “We specifically wanted the truck to be as light as possible and Jack and the team at Hartshorne have guided us to a fantastic solution – and all without affecting performance or comfort levels.
“Being able to carry more per load reduces the number of journeys we make, which in turn cuts running costs and saves fuel – improving our sustainability and profitability.”