Fuel efficient hauler meets reliability criteria


LONDON based P Flannery Plant Hire (Oval) has bought two new Volvo A25F articulated haulers, basing its decision on the reliability of D series trucks purchased four years ago, according to the company.

“We hire our equipment to major civil engineering consortiums and large contractors nationwide so it’s imperative the products we purchase are productive and reliable,” commented joint director Martin Flannery. “The six Volvo A25s we originally purchased with low hours on them have proved their worth time and time again in terms of reliability, performance and most importantly client acceptance.”
The A25F hauler from Volvo meets the requirements of Stage IIIB emissions legislation. It features high torque at low engine speeds, which makes for fuel efficiency, high performance, quicker engine response and less wear. Purpose built by Volvo, the engine is designed to exactly match the Volvo drive train, ensuring the best use of power and torque, even in tough working conditions. It is matched to a torque converter with built in lock-up function and fitted with a fully automatic fast adaptive transmission. The rest of the Volvo-designed and -built powertrain has been reinforced to cope with the higher torque output of the engine. The A25F is more fuel efficient than the previous D & E-Series machines – by up to 4%. Says Volvo: “This is a remarkable achievement given that the E-Series was the class leader when it came to low fuel consumption.”
With a carrying capacity of 24 tonnes and heaped capacity of 15m³ the Volvo A25F has a maximum speed of 53kph. The trucks supplied to P Flannery Plant Hire (Oval) Ltd have the optional cantilever tailgates fitted for maximum load retention. They are also fitted with CareTrack as standard, which is Volvo’s telematics system that enables remote monitoring of a wide range of machine functions such as location and fuel consumption.