One of Lili's new Volvo FE trucks

Lili Waste Services turns to Volvo

Published:  30 November, 2015

Lili Waste Services has bought two Volvo FE for w6x2 rigid trucks for trade and commercial waste collection in Sheffield, Hull and Leeds.

The first has been delivered and is already working double shifts, six-days-a-week. The second is expected to be delivered in January 2016.

The vehicles have steered tag axles and Volvo D8K engines producing 280hp and up to 1,050Nm of torque. They also have day cabs and air suspension on the rear and are fitted with an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Incomol body has a 23m3 capacity, which takes the Volvo FE right up to its 26-tonne GVW when fully loaded.

Lili Waste Services' founder and chairman Matt Miles said: ‘I have dealt with the Volvo dealer Crossroads Truck & Bus in the past and they have always delivered what I've needed and then they've backed that up with excellent service.

‘When Lili waste was incorporated just last year and we needed safe, reliable, highly-manoeuvrable vehicles boasting excellent fuel efficiency and environmental values similar to our own, it was a fairly logical step to look to Volvo and Crossroads Truck & Bus.

‘Over a double shift the Volvo FE is collecting trade and commercial waste from some 250 wheeled containers from 240-litre capacity up to what we call skips with a 12.2m3 capacity. This equates to approximately 20 tonnes per day, not one ounce of which goes to landfill.

‘Trucks for us really are just a means to an end. Our business is about trade and commercial waste, about finding solutions for our customers that require zero landfill and through offering great service and value for money. All that said; I appreciate that to achieve this we need vehicles and the Volvo FE with the Incomol pusher 4000 body is proving to be a capable enabler in achieving our goals.

‘The truck will only cover about 100,000km per year but every one of these will be highly demanding and intense with a work cycle of stop-start-idle repeated hundreds of times every day. I am certainly very happy with the truck that's been delivered and the service from Crossroads Truck & Bus Birstall has been seamless.'

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