Tom Grant Plant’s eye-catching pink and blue Volvo FMX 420 tipper grabs are helping it win new business.
The Ayrshire-based plant hire company sourced the vehicles from MV Commercial.
In fact, they are the first Volvos on the company’s fleet in over 18 years.
The tipper grabs join a mixed fleet of vehicles, including 140 excavators, tippers, road sweepers and low loaders.
Andy Glover, transport manager at Tom Grant Plant, revealed the impact the Volvo FMX tippers had.
“The blue tipper grab is working on a utilities contract, while the pink one is causing a bit of a stir.”
Specifically, he said, the latter had been doing more private work, such as moving materials for gardens and driveways.
Continuing, Glover said: “It’s grabbing attention wherever it goes and is definitely generating more business for us.
“We get phone calls from people who have spotted the pink vehicle asking if they can use it for various projects.”
The Volvo FMX 420 tipper grabs were specified with safety in mind and therefore have a four-way camera system fitted.
In addition, they boast additional lights and flashing beacons.
During each year, both of the vehicles will cover up to 90,000km.
“We’ve never had Volvos before, but they’ve done us proud,” said Glover.
Tom Grant Plant traditionally ran its fleet in blue livery until a few years ago.
However, it bought a pink Scania P410 XT truck as part of a campaign to raise money for Breast Cancer.
As a result, it added a pink excavator following the attention the truck received.
“It’s a bit of gimmick but it’s worked well for us and raised money for a great cause,” revealed Glover.
Concluding, he underlined the importance of MV Commercial in the deal.
“The pricing was competitive and furthermore, it was able to supply the tipper grabs much quicker than anyone else.”