2012 Volvo FE 240 refrigerated rigid - Used Truck of The Day
Chester-based Andrew Smith Commercials has provided this cool offering for our truck of the day. This 61-plate 2012 Volvo FE 240 18-tonner comes equipped with a 25ft long and 7ft 5in tall Gray & Adams refrigerated body.
Thermo King’s T800R unit controls the temperature of the rigid and it comes with a standby feature, enabling the operator to maintain the temperature when at a stop during loading or unloading. Access is via barn-style doors, and there’s a Dhollandia tuck away tail lift.
Despite having covered 455,000km, the truck is in immaculate condition. The price is available from the dealer on appointment.
G&B Finch has opted for new Stralis X-Way mixers
Chelmsford-based G&B Finch has put two 8-wheel IVECO Stralis X-Way mixers into service; one 400hp unit with CIFA bodywork, and one 360hp example with bodywork from Schwing Stetter.
The trucks, which will deliver concrete within a 20-mile radius of G&B Finch’s main site in Chelmsford, are much lighter than the older Trakkers they replace.
Steve Finch, owner of G&B Finch, said: “The Stralis X-WAYs add a new dimension to the fleet – and as they are lighter, we’re able to carry an additional 500 litres of concrete on every journey.”
The company specified the OFF version for the 360hp X-Way, which has superior off-road potential. The approach angle is 25 degrees greater than the on-road version, and it has a tougher bumper too.
“We find nothing comes close to IVECO. Their vehicles are built tough and tackle everything we throw at them. We’ve not looked at another manufacturer for 30 years,” commented Finch.