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.’