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Volvo Trucks reaffirm commitment to CLOCS

Volvo FE Low Entry Cab tipper

FE Low Entry Cab (LEC) 6x2 tipper and N3 FM 8x4 tipper on show at progress event in London

VOLVO Trucks, who will be attending the fifth Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) exhibition on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at ExCeL London, say attendance at the event reaffirms their continuing focus and commitment on all aspects of safety for road-users of every type, including pedestrians and cyclists.

An FE Low Entry Cab (LEC) 6x2 rear-steer tipper with grab, will be on display on the Volvo Trucks stand, together with an N3 on-road spec FM 8x4 tipper with a lower window in the passenger door. The latter, which is in the high-visibility livery of the Metropolitan Police, is used for cycle awareness and ‘Exchanging Places’ road safety events.

The 3,900mm wheelbase FE LEC tipper features a low-entry cab with seating for the driver plus three passengers. The driver’s direct vision from the cab is aided by its low, forward mounting and the lower vision panel in the wide nearside door and additional window behind the driver.

With a driving position some 200mm lower than the standard FE and with its ergonomic low instep and ‘kneeling’ function, the 6x2 FE LEC is also well suited to urban applications, such as light-duty construction and distribution.

A cyclist proximity warning system with four cameras is fitted, as is full rear, side and under-run protection.

For ease of operation in a city environment and to maintain a low driving position, the vehicle has full air suspension, whilst Volvo’s I-Shift automated gearbox, coupled with a single-reduction drive axle, aids fuel economy both in the city and on the open road.

The Thompson Loadmaster tipper bodywork is an 11 cubic metre capacity, heavy-duty steel muckaway specification, fitted with an Epsilon M125LC68 crane with KM602-500 bucket, as well as Binotto 269 underfloor tipping gear.

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