New Volvo FM 460 8x2 drawbar rigid for Cubby Construction

Commercial Motor
February 26, 2018

Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland Carlisle has supplied Cumbria-based Cubby Construction with a new Volvo FM 460 8x2 drawbar rigid.

The standard height FM rigid, which comes with a three-year Volvo Gold Service Contract, includes a Globetrotter cab, 6000mm wheelbase and air suspension. There is also a D13k engine coupled to an I-Shift 12-speed automated manual transmission as well as a standard single reduction drive axle.

A pair of nine tonne front axles are complemented by a rear bogie design capacity of 19-tonnes and its three steering axles deliver better manoeuvrability. The triaxle trailer was built by Wheelbase Engineering and both load platforms have a fall arrest system.

It includes a Palfinger lorry mounted crane, fitted in front of a Sterling cheese wedge plant body. Rogan Soones, transport manager at Cubby Construction, said: “The 8x2 Volvo FM rigid and trailer was a complex vehicle to specify.

"We had a 14-month lead in timescale and Ian McLean at the Carlisle depot of Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland has given us a lot of support throughout the build progress. I've always considered Volvo trucks as a good solid brand and we are expecting ten years front line service from the latest FM rigid.”

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