Sweden-based Hall Brothers Company has recently taken delivery of a new
The company transports 400,000tonnes of aggregates from its three quarries to its customers each year and had previously used an Allison-equipped
Hall finance manager Kent Hall added, "When the time came to buy another Volvo, we chose an FM480 equipped with an Allison fully automatic with integral retarder and VEB+ - Volvo's intelligent engine braking device - right from the start
It is the first Volvo FM480 gravel truck equipped with an Allison Transmission which helps to give you get a much smoother ride, which protects the entire drivetrain. We will definitely save money with less time in the workshop." The Hall Brothers' new, 13litre FM480 uses a seven speed Allison 4700R model with integral retarder that offers excellent traction. "Thanks to the torque converter and the full power-shifting, engine power is transmitted to the wheels very smoothly and without jerks," said Hall. "This allows you to start a fully loaded gravel truck on a gradient of 14% with no fuss. The extra planetary gear module and a 4.5 rear axle ratio ensure the optimum performance for our tough duty cycle." According to the firm, the truck also offers good on and off road performance.