Volvo FH 460hp 8x2 rigid for Kevin Guy Plant Hire

Commercial Motor
August 4, 2016

Colne, Lancashire-based Kevin Guy Plant Hire has taken delivery of a Volvo FH 460hp 8x2 rigid from Thomas Hardie Commercials to transport self-erecting tower cranes around the country. It is equipped with a Sterling Truck Bodies cheese-wedge, beaver-tail body featuring an 8-metre deck length, and comes with rear air suspension, a Globetrotter cab and a single tyre tag axle.

The Crane Centre in Sandbach fitted the vehicle with a 54 tonne-metre capacity Fassi 545RA crane - the first example of this model in the UK.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Kevin Guy Plant Hire also commissioned a special vinyl wrap for the cab from Text Styles of Colne.The new truck is expected to cover 100,000km per year and be replaced in about four years.

Although the company regularly handles its own maintenance, this FH has a repair and maintenance contract from Thomas Hardie Commercials. Kevin Guy, company founder said: “Cranes are a real focus for us at present and this new Volvo FH with drawbar trailer is perfectly suited to getting the self-erecting cranes on-site.

"Neil Crook at the Preston dealership has supported us really well and with this being our first Euro-6 truck I think it’s best to have it looked after by the dealer.”

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