Galt extends reach with new Scania trucks03 March 2017

Dumbarton-based haulier Galt Transport has taken delivery of four new Scania R-series trucks, two of which feature the firm’s longest reaching truck-mounted cranes.

Supplied by Scania Truck and Bus Renfrew, the new additions are two artic Scania R490s and two rigid R450 trucks, all equipped with Palfinger cranes.

The two 8x2 rigids with PK65002-E cranes feature a hoist attachment with the capacity to lift 3.2 tonnes to a distance of 16.6m – and an additional fly jib can enable the trucks to lift up to 0.8 tonnes to a distance of 28m.This also makes this weight/distance achievable at a distance of 12m from crane centre with the ability to lower the load straight down to ground level with the hoist.

Andrew Galt, operations director, says the new eight-wheelers “combine durability with payload capacity”, adding: “The fly jib not only gives the vehicle a greater working radius, but also gives the crane further articulation allowing items to be lifted on to roofs more easily.The hoist will allow items to be lowered straight down which is also an advantage of this crane specification.’

The units have an additional stabiliser at the front of the vehicle, giving greater support to the crane when operating over the front of the cab with the fly jib in operation.

These new additions, along with the two artics, bring the number of vehicle-mounted cranes operated by Galt to 28 in a fleet of 60 trucks and 100-plus trailers.

Laura Cork

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