A new four axle Volvo FH16-750 tractor unit has joined the fleet of Limehillock Quarries in Scotland.
It has a Globetrotter XL cab with twin bunks, an I-Shift Crawler gearbox, Dynamic Steering and tandem RSS 2610 hub reduction axles. There is a 10 tonne front axle and a 9 tonne mid-lift pusher axle so that jeep dollies are not needed with low loader trailers, Volvo said. Alcoa Dura-Bright aluminium wheels are also fitted.
Richard Murray, Limehillock Quarries owner, commented, “When considering a new heavy haulage truck, we first put out our requirements to every commercial vehicle manufacturer and requested that we have a demonstration vehicle as you cannot buy this type of truck from specification sheets alone. However, only Volvo Trucks and one other manufacturer were able to supply demonstrators and the other truck provided for appraisal was only available with a manual gearbox and we felt its engine power output was not quite sufficient for the weights involved.”