Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia, the FH Tridem is powered by a D13K engine producing 540bhp, with an I-Shift automated transmission and single reduction tandem 23-tonne drive axles with differential and cross locks.
The 5.2m wheelbase FH also hauls a two-axle Chieftain drawbar trailer.
The Tridem rear bogie has a design capacity of 33 tonnes and the electro-hydraulic steered tag/lift axle has a steering lock out set at 38kph.
The specification also includes a Globetrotter cab complete with Drive plus+ package and a single bed plus Living package. AR Demolition also specified extra tool lockers for the FH-540, which is equipped with a VBG drawbar coupling for its Chieftain trailer.
Andrew Thompson, company director at AR Demolition, says he is impressed by the vehicle and crane capabilities of the new addition.
“The platform bodies on the Volvo and trailer will be ideal for shifting our welfare cabins, storage containers and fuel bowsers around various work sites. Additionally, we have a wide range of machine attachments and dust suppression equipment that the truck will also be able to move, while the combination’s versatility will undoubtedly make it attractive for third party hire and reward work.”
AR Demolition currently uses Volvo FH tractors on heavy haulage operations up to 150 tonnes and Volvo 8x4 rigids on hookloader work, two of which are Tridem equipped drawbar combinations.