KPH Plant Hire buys a Volvo FM with Shawtrack Services beavertail bodywork

Will Shiers
June 21, 2021

KPH Plant Hire has put a new Volvo FM 8x2 beavertail on the road.

The truck, which is the second new Volvo to join the Yorkshire-based company’s fleet in the past two years, was supplied by Crossroads Truck and Bus.

Used to delivery plant equipment such as excavators, telehandlers, dumpers and rollers, it features Shawtrack Services bodywork, with split hydraulic double flip ramps and a full working-at-height system.

John Newman, MD at KPH Plant Hire, said: “We have four trucks that transport our hire equipment, so it is vital that we are running the best possible vehicles and we have certainly got that with this latest delivery.

“We have a really strong relationship with our local dealer. They provide an exceptionally high level of service and have helped us every step of the way with this latest order. Making sure the truck is always on the road is key; and we know that the aftermarket support from Volvo will ensure the maximum possible uptime. From experience, we can rely on them to deliver.”

The 32-tonner is covered by a Volvo Silver Contract, with servicing and maintenance to be carried out by the Crossroads Truck and Bus depot in Birstall.

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Will Shiers

Will has been the editor of Commercial Motor magazine since 2011 and is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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