Cardiff-based P & T Woodruff Haulage Limited has increased their fleet size to three with the acquisition of a Globetrotter LXL cabbed, Volvo FM-450 8×4, 8m³ truck mixer. The truck operates on behalf of Hope Construction Materials across the south and east of England as well as South Wales.
Tim Woodruff specified the Globetrotter LXL cab, with its 2.1 metre internal height and extra storage lockers, as he spends four nights out each week in the cab. Tim who runs the company with his brother Philip, says “I drive the FM and the ground clearance is fantastic, thanks to the straight front axles and high chassis,” adding “This FM also has very good approach and departure angles and is proving to be very capable in deep mud and on wet sites. I’ve had to take it through axle-deep mud and water on a number of occasions and the excellent traction and ground clearance have been much appreciated . The turning circle is very good too.” P&T Woodruff Haulage Limited’s new FM 8×4 is equipped with the manual 12-speed gearbox. While the Durabright polished aluminium wheels and the 11-litre D450K engine, rated at 450 hp, help payload capability, the cab side extender air deflectors are there purely for cosmetic reasons. The rear view camera was fitted by Volvo and the screen is integrated into the dash. A near-side view ‘Roadhawk’ camera is also fitted.
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