Collins Earthworks weighs in with Volvo FH flagship10 July 2018

Collins Earthworks, of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, has taken delivery of an 8x4 Volvo FH16 tractor, the first of this type to join its fleet of Volvo FH tractors operating on heavy haulage works.

Supplied by dealer Hartshorne Motor Services, the new addition is an FH16-750 Globetrotter XL, with twin bunks, sat nav and leather seats.

In addition to the ATO 3512F I-Shift Crawler gearbox’s Ultra Low and Crawler gears, the pusher Tridem prime chassis mover features Volvo’s Dynamic Steering system and a load indicator.

Additional factory option packages include Drive plus+ and FH Construction Visibility. A ‘Sturdy Front’ towing device opposes the 35-tonne, double hub reduction, rear bogie design.

The vehicle was ordered following positive performance from a demonstrator truck: “That really sold the big Volvo to us and this newcomer won’t be the last FH16-750 8x4 tractor unit we have,” says Matt Smith, low loader manager at Collins Earthworks.

Dealer service was another factor, he adds: “We enjoy brilliant service levels from Hartshorne.

“We use out-of-hours servicing to maximise operational and profitability levels, with the tractor units hauling low loaders usually serviced on Friday afternoons, making them ready for work on Saturday mornings.”

Laura Cork

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