Nortons Hiab Services has taken delivery of its first Volvo, an FH-540. Of crucial importance to the deal was the availability of a 10-tonne front axle rating on a 44-tonne GCW 6x4 tractor.
The Manchester operator specified the FH with a pair of hydraulically-operated stabiliser legs mounted on a Nato beam extension to the front of the chassis. It means the vehicle can be used as a crane truck able to work with its 17.7m Dennison extending trailer, or on its own as a replacement for a lightweight crane carrier for city centre construction sites.
The FH is equipped with a Hiab XS 622 EP-6 HiPro crane. The truck was supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials at Trafford Park, which will carry out maintenance under Volvo’s repair and maintenance contract.
This article was published in the 25 August issue of Commercial Motor. Why not subscribe to get 12 issues for just £12?