Volvo Trucks delivers maneuverable street sweeping solution to UBU Environmental.

Published:  09 January, 2013

‘The excellent manoeuvrability of the company's fleet of 98 Volvo sweepers has helped our family owned firm's drivers out of many a tight spot when working around street furniture and parked vehicles,' said UBU Environmental company director Eddie Murphy.

The number of truck mounted sweepers operated by the Worsley, Manchester-based business has recently been increased with the addition of six, short-wheelbase Volvo FL,15-tonne GVW chassis. The ‘62' plate, Johnston-bodied vehicles were purchased from Thomas Hardie Commercials on Trafford Park. Eddie Murphy reports that UBU Environmental operates Volvos because of their ‘robust reliability'. The company, he says, has enjoyed good experience with the marque and also with local dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials since purchasing its first Volvo some twenty years ago.

In addition to supplying new trucks and parts, Thomas Hardie Commercials also carry out MOTs on vehicles belonging to UBU Environmental.

The FL's compact chassis and good ground clearance provides the advantage of being able to work over rough surfaces such as road construction jobs, while the short wheelbase ensures that the trucks are highly capable when it comes to working in confined spaces

The increasing proportion of new machines in the fleet is a contributory factor in helping the company carry out contracts further afield. Eddie said: ‘More new trucks in the fleet means we are able to confidently go wherever the work is as the trucks drive to where they will be sweeping. This can be anywhere from a new housing development or retail park to an airport runway.'

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