New Volvo tractor for MK Plant

By Christian Shelton30 July 2019

Manchester, UK-based low-loader rental specialist MK Plant Transport has put a new Volvo FH16-650 tractor unit into service. The high specification 8x4 chassis, supplied by Pete Schofield, customer solutions manager at Thomas Hardie Commercials, will be used for haulage assignments up to 170 tonnes.

The FH16 has a Globetrotter Cab above Volvo’s D16K engine producing 650 hp, which is Volvo’s second top power offering in its 16 litre, straight-six engine range. It has a maximum torque figure of 3,150 Nm, which is available between 950 and 1,450 min-1. The rear air suspension, 8x4 pusher tag tridem tractor unit has the I-Shift Crawler gearbox that includes low ratio forward and reverse gears. The unit is finished in Kryptonite green and is the largest capacity Volvo truck operated by MK Plant Transport.


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