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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