Despite Covid lockdowns and bitter conditions, the used truck team have remained positive throughout. Imposing FMX’s, stylish 460’s and cutting edge customizations. 2021 has already provided it’s fair share of memorable moments.
As positive as sales have been, we also received the heart-braking news of Sir Captain Tom Moor’s passing earlier this year. A true British icon. Tom epitomized what it meant to be British and displayed true grit and determination during these challenging times. Rest in peace Sir Captain Tom Moor, your efforts will not be forgotten.
Yellow and Black Bombshell Bests the Rest
January began with the unveiling of our yellow FH460. A Volvo which received a wealth of extra’s in an attempt to rejuvenate a relatively un-touched unit. Gloss black cab trim followed by black hubs and the highly recognized ‘Performance Edition’ flag produced a truly one-off piece. The customization didn’t end there, with the interior receiving a complete re-trim of the seating and bunk. Taking on the colours of the exterior cab plus an added diamond vinyl stitching design.
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4×2 FH Goes Under the Knife
The elusive 4×2 FH4 isn’t a set-up that frequents our yard often, with the more commonly recognized 6-wheeler variant dominating our sales pitch throughout the year. So it was refreshing to see not one, but five 4×2’s roll through the gates towards the end of 2020. All sitting at respectable km’s and in fantastic condition, we knew, with a little finesse, these units could become something special.
Look ahead a couple of months and you now find Ronne Kelsall working with his latest and greatest venture. Featuring adaptive cruise, Drowsy Driver warning, lane & collision assist and tail lift prep, this highly spec’d FH also went through a complete appearance overhaul. Beginning with our Prestige Plus package. All un-pained cab panels were sprayed to match the factory Beige White pallet. Alloys followed, replacing the standard painted steel variant. A sleek, custom side-skirt set up was fitted courtesy of our Vehicle Solutions team based in Chorley to help conceal the more unsightly area’s of the Volvo’s chassis. Completing the look, a brand-spanking new set of spotlights and airhorns joined an LED infused lightbar up top. Combined, these modifications produced a stunning FH that we won’t be forgetting anytime soon.
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Fortune Favor’s the FMX
It doesn’t get much tougher than the FMX. Built to withstand the most difficult of situations. If demanding work is your endeavor, the mighty FMX is the only tool you’ll be needing.
January welcomed the arrival of UVS’s latest and greatest 8×4 tipper. Equipped with industry-leading technology and flaunting a fresh paint job, this steel-bodied bruiser ticked all the boxes.
The FMX thrives during challenging conditions. Whether there’s a road or not, impressive ground clearance and a driven (ATC) front axle means you can work with confidence.
1000 Followers Flood Facebook
It’s difficult to ignore the power of social media. From it’s humble beginnings sharing video’s of cats, to entire corporations conducting business from the comfort of the kitchen table. Social media has revolutionized how we buy, sell and advertise pretty much anything. It’s no secret that if your business isn’t active online, there’s a chance you’ll be missing out on that vital customer interaction people are becoming more used to seeing.
Hitting 1000 likes and followers on January 16th 2021 was a monumental milestone for our used truck department. But It’s not always about what we have for sale, our customers have an impressive eye for detail and know exactly how they like their Volvo’s to look, feel and perform. Our social media platforms are a great place to see some of the fantastic examples that leave our gates.
A Sea of Red
A selection of ex Hunterpac’s arrived during the tail end of January turning the yard a beautiful shade of red.
These well maintained FH’s include tipping gear, lane/collision assist and a 33ltr under-bunk fridge-freezer. All covered by Volvo’s Approved 12 months warranty, as of today, only one of the original seven is still available!
Same Truck, Different Style.
We often talk about how much we love customizing our stock. We also understand how important a blank canvas is for our customers. Having a Nardo Grey 540 Tag with all the bells and whistles is just as important as a stock white FH 460.
Arriving the beginning of 2021, a batch of ex DHL Tradeteam’s loaded our website with black 460 FH4’s. Equipped with alloys, proximity sensors and painted in Volvo Conger Black, these FH’s already looked the part and were a refreshing alternative.
With such a fantastic base to work with, four of the original eleven were selected to receive our ‘Prestige Plus’ package. This consists of a full cab respray, painted front grilles and steps, chrome step surrounds, colour-coded bib spoiler and dirt deflectors.
Overall, a fantastic transformation that boosts road presence whilst out hauling.
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