IVECO Stralis X-Way will make UK debut at Tip-ex
The Stralis tractor unit will accompany Stralis X-Way 8x4 tippers already on the fleet. Nathan Brown of Brocks Haulage told CM that the reason why he had gone for IVECO was to "give another brand an opportunity," with the move further prompted by urban emission changes.
The majority of its tippers operate in and out of London. Brown said there was "a fine-line in economic performance" between the IVECOs, Scanias and Volvos in Brock Haulage's fleet, but that the "drivers are happy, especially with the automatic gearboxes".
IVECO's stand will also feature a Stralis X-Way 8x4 rigid that's part of the North East Truck & Van demonstrator fleet, featuring a Boweld tipper body. Accompanying the X-Way will be a 3.5-tonne Daily tipper, which has a further 11,000 configurations such as crew cabs, chassis cabs and chassis cowls.
Completing the line-up will be a Stralis NP powered by liquified natural gas (LNG), which will be available to test on the local roads surrounding Tip-ex.
- Tip-Ex Tank-Ex, taking place in Harrogate from 30 May - 1 June 2019 is the UK's must-attend event for operators in the dry bulk and liquid tanker sectors. You can register free on the website.
BJ Waters celebrates fuel savings
Despite only being in service for seven months, the Volvo Hartshorne-supplied trucks are already impressing owner James Waters. "They are constantly in the top six for fuel week in and week out," Waters revealed. The rest of the 60-strong tractor fleet consists of DAF, Mercedes-Benz and Renault units.
All three Volvo's were specified with its 500hp D13K engine and I-Shift gearbox.
Spanning across four generations, BJ Waters is a family business with more than 70 years of experience specialising in tipper operations and hauling hazardous loads.
Waters said that the main reason he opted for Volvo's FH was the brand's "belief in its own products". He added that he was so pleased with his decision and more Volvos are on the way.