The new coach is the fourth Euro 6 standard vehicles delivered to the Worcestershire operator.
Managing Director Richard Meredith said: “Our business is growing and we wanted to add another quality vehicle that would be reliable, had a strong kerb appeal and with great fuel economy, which would add significantly to our green credentials.
“This delivery also provides us with an opportunity to continue the successful working relationship that we have established with Volvo and Plaxton over a number of years. Our six vehicle fleet is all specified on the Volvo chassis and we like the handling of the B8R and the Plaxton body styling.
Volvo Coach Sales in Coventry supplied the vehicles and Richard Meredith confirmed that Volvo’s localised back up and support is of significant benefit to Woodstones, when required.
Brian Walker from Volvo Bus, commented: “Woodstones Coaches is a long-term Volvo Bus customer. We are delighted they continue to be a Volvo only operator, having now taken delivery of this new B8R coach.”
Richard Meredith added: “Throughout the purchasing process we dealt with Brian Walker and he was extremely supportive and knowledgeable.
“We will always consider Volvo when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle for our fleet and would be happy to recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable, fuel efficient vehicle.”
Woodstones Coaches has been operating since 1957 in Kidderminster, moving to modern purpose built premises on Hoo Farm Industrial Estate in 1983. The company’s coaches are engaged on a variety of school work and private hire across the region.
17 March 2016
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Woodstones Coaches has upgraded its fleet having recently taken delivery of a new Volvo B8R Euro 6 standard coach featuring Plaxton’s Leopard bodywork.
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Model Volvo B8R Coach
Body specification Plaxton
Engine Volvo Euro 6 D8K 320 or 350hp. Emission levels comply with Euro 6 legislation. Engine emission control uses SCR & EGR technology.
Transmission Volvo I-Shift automatic transmission with integral retarder. ZF 6AP1400B 6 speed automatic hydraulic transmission option available.
Dimensions Height 3.44 m Width 2.55 m Length 12.8 m
Fuel tank 425 litres
Technical standard European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.
Body construction Body structure in Cromweld® steel. Composite exterior front, rear and main side panels. Locker panels in aluminium.
Driver’s seat Air-suspended driver seat with integral headrest and 3 point seatbelt.
Courier seat Compact folding crew seat with 3 point seat belt and integral headrest.
Passenger seats 59 Brusca reclining seats, 3 point seat belts, fixed footrests and armrest to aisle side.
Luggage capacity 8.5 m3 approx
Glazing Bonded, tinted double glazed side windows.
Air conditioning Thermoking X900 air-conditioning.
Heating & Ventilation Full length skirt mounted dual pipe convector radiators including separate demister and heating for driver area.
Audio/Visual Bosch radio, PA and CD player.
Additional features Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels.