Pegasus makes a grab for Volvo FMX Tridem25 February 2016

Pegasus Grab Hire has taken delivery of a Volvo FMX 8x4 Tridem – thought to be the first grab truck of its kind in Europe.

Supplied by dealer Hartshorne Group, the Dudley-based operator’s new addition joins its 12-strong Volvo fleet and, says Pegasus managing director Tony Hall, was the obvious choice after he drove a test vehicle in Sweden last year.

“I knew instantly that this truck perfectly suited the demands of our business and, now that we have one on the road, I’d say my initial feelings have been proven to be absolutely right,” says Hall.

The truck, which features an extra-high chassis and a day cab with leather upholstery, is powered by a 12.8-litre D13K engine producing 420bhp and up to 2,100Nm of torque.

“I specified Volvo Dynamic Steering with extra electronic pump and torque overlay and this, in combination with the air suspension and 12-speed I-Shift automated manual gearbox, makes this truck an absolute joy to drive,” says Hall.

“I’m a big fan of the Volvo I-Shift gearbox,” he adds. “I believe with the ‘off-road’ software it is as good as you’re going to get.”

The tipper body and hydraulic grab was fitted by Thompsons.

Laura Cork

Related Companies
Hartshorne (Shrewsbury) Ltd
Thompsons UK Ltd
Volvo Group UK Ltd

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