W M Donald adds Volvo FM Tridem to fleet

George Barrow
April 18, 2022

W M Donald, a civil engineering contractor, has added a new FMX 540 Globetrotter to it fleet. The 8x4 Tridem rigid will be used by the Arberdeen-based firm on its work on major infrastructure projects across the north-east of Scotland and has had a triple fan suction excavator body fitted to it.
Supplied Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland, the FMX has a nine-tonne front axle and is powered by Volvo’s D13K engine producing 540 hp.

Ewan Riddoch, MD of W M Donald, says: “In the past we’ve tended to run with a different manufacturer, but we’ve been moving more towards Volvo. Five of the seven trucks we have now are Volvos.

“The key factors for opting for them this time was a competitive price point, a good relationship with the local dealer and the improved turning circle the Tridem can give us. Also, the bodybuilder was very familiar with the FMX chassis so the process of fitting that equipment was more straightforward.”

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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