F.G. Bond & Son has taken delivery of a striking new Volvo FH 500 Dual Clutch 6×2 rigid, citing the truck’s impressive manoeuvrability and versatility as key to winning this latest order.
The 26-tonner, which is a direct replacement for an older generation FH, joins the firm’s 14-strong fleet and marks the first new Volvo for the Chippenham-based business in five years.
Supplied by Truck and Bus Wales and West, it is built on a 4,900mm wheelbase and powered by Volvo’s proven D13K Euro-6, Step D, diesel engine producing up to 500 hp and 2,500 Nm of torque. It is fitted with a flatbed body, supplied by TWR Commercial Bodybuilders, with a rear-mounted remote-control Atlas 135.2 crane.
Edward Bond, Transport Manager at F.G. Bond & Son, says: “We considered two other manufacturers for this order, but after careful consideration, Volvo won it for us. My father Rodney, who has been with the business since 1966, was also pushing for us to get another Volvo in the fleet and it hasn’t disappointed.
“Since the minute I got in touch with Ernest McGregor at our local dealer, the customer service we have received has been outstanding. They turned around our enquiry in record time, coming back to us with a fully costed proposal which met every requirement we’d set.”