Davidsons Test Volvo FM Tag Tractors

DAVIDSONS Animal Feeds, based in Shotts, are evaluating two Volvo FM tag axle tractor units that haul non-tipping Muldoon trailers, to deliver safer and quicker customer deliveries.

William Davidson, operations director, kicked off a recent initiative by replacing three eight wheel rigids with two non-tipping artics. The plan is already delivering efficiencies, in addition to increasing vehicle manoeuvrability and flexibility levels.

‘Euro 6 eight wheelers are really heavy, we needed to look at alternatives,’ he said. ‘It’s been a brave move putting artics into places we’ve never considered suitable before. However, the tag axle Volvo FM tractor units coupled to tandem axle, rear steer Muldoon trailers have been a revelation.’

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