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.”