Peak Waste Recycling has continued its long association with Volvo Trucks, adding two 16-tonne FLs and one 18-tonne FE – each with skip loader bodies – to its rapidly expanding fleet.

The refuse and recycling business, based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, has been buying Volvos for many years, citing the manufacturer’s proven robustness and reliability as the key reason for returning for this latest order.Ken Martin, who runs the company with his brother Richard, says: “We are big fans of the Volvo product. They are tried and tested trucks, incredibly reliable and we know they can do the job we require. Which is why we keep renewing with them.“We have 34 trucks on the books now, 28 of which are Volvos.

As well as the skip loaders, we also have 8×4 hook loaders and 8×4 refuse collection vehicles. The drivers like them and parts availabilityis extremely good for our in-house servicing and maintenance team. We were never going to look anywhere else really.”Supplied by Brett Howton, Area Sales Manager at Hartshorne Motor Services, all three new trucks are powered by Volvo’s D8K engine, with the two FLs delivering a maximum of 250 hp and the larger FE producing 280 hp.

The three 4×2 rigids have comfortable space for the drivers with the FL and FE cabs featuring DAB radios, air conditioning and heated seats.Both FL 16 tonners are fitted with Cayvol MCBT skip loader equipment and have been specified with a manual gearbox, while the FE comes with Volvo’s automated I-Shift transmission and has Hyva NG2012XL skip loader bodywork.“The new trucks will be collecting and delivering skips from building sites, factories and residential households around the Derbyshire Dales,” says Martin. “The initial plan was to get these as fleet replacements, but we’re so busy at the moment we’ve kept the three old ones running for now.” Peak Waste Recycling is Derbyshire’s largest privately owned waste management company. The business provides an extensive range of skips and containers, as well as a wide variety of recycling services.