ISM Waste invest in a new Volvo FL road sweeper


Bury-based ISM Waste has taken delivery of a new Volvo FL road sweeper to keep its waste transfer facility, yard and adjoining local roads clean and tidy. The new 16-tonne sweeper has been introduced ahead of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone going live in Spring 2022, replacing a Volvo FL6 which has been in service with the family firm since 2003.

Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, the left-hand drive FL 250 4x2 has been mounted with a Johnston VT652 sweeper body, complete with overhead wander hose for gully sucking. It also features a Supawash high pressure washing system with hand lance and high pressure spray bar, together with Johnston’s automatic lubrication system to keep things running smoothly.

John Allen, Managing Director of ISM Waste, says: “We are committed to running a tidy operation – a lot of effort goes in to keeping the fleet pristine; plus having our own sweeper on-hand really helps to keep the place looking smart too. We send the FL out at least once per week to sweep the road we’re based on – it’s all part of being a good neighbour.”

Commenting on his loyalty to the Volvo Trucks brand, he adds: “Volvo is brilliant; the trucks are well-built, driver acceptance is unrivalled and we get great aftersales support from Thomas Hardie Commercials. Between the manufacturer and the dealer, they literally do everything we ask of them. It’s an incredibly strong package.”

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