Galt’s latest Scanias have first Palfinger crane of its type in UK 28 January 2016

Two Scania R490 6x4 tractors, each with Palfinger PK88002EH cranes – the first of their type to be installed and operated in the UK – have joined Galt Transport’s 24-strong fleet of crane- and loader-mounted artics and rigids.

Fitted by Outreach, in Falkirk, the cranes have five boom extensions and can deliver a maximum lift and reach capacity of 15 tonnes at 5m and 5.4 tonnes at 13.3m, making them the company’s highest capacity units.

The Scania R490 6x4 tractor units were specified with a 3.5m wheelbase and full air suspension. They take Scania’s 490bhp power plant driving through the three-pedal versions of Scania’s Opticruise AMT (automated manual transmission).

“This gearbox option gives us the fuel efficiency of an automatic while also giving our operators the low-speed manoeuvring control of a manual transmission,” explains Galt.

“This drive train has proven its worth already with nine of our current fleet being equipped with it,” he adds.

The vehicles have been plated at 80 tonnes gross weight but operations director Andrew Galt says they will primarily be operating at 44 tonnes under C&U (Construction and Use) regulations.

Both trucks were supplied by Reliable Vehicles, Renfrew (Scania Truck and Bus).

Galt Transport runs a fleet of 53 trucks and more than 100 trailers from a range of manufacturers. The company also offers storage facilities and a driver training school.

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
Outreach Ltd
Scania (Great Britain) Ltd

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