Hugh Simpson (Contractors) takes heavyweight Volvo FH

Hugh Simpson (Contractors)


Wick, Caithness-based mobile crane hire specialists, Hugh Simpson (Contractors), has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH16-750 6x4 tractor unit for its 150-tonne operations.

“We use one 580hp Volvo FH 6x4 tractor unit on 150-tonne transport work, in addition to a similar Volvo FM at 65-tonnes and these were both bought used,” said Hugh Simpson senior, MD at Hugh Simpson (Contractors).

“The increased output and Volvo’s I-Shift Crawler gearbox will be ideal for hauling specialist trailers over challenging roads. Our crane ballast transport has progressed into third party heavy haulage and I suspect the Volvo FH16-750, with its increased capabilities, will appeal to a wider client base,” he said.  

Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland supplied the 3,400mm wheelbase prime mover which features a Globetrotter cab, T-Ride bogie suspension and Volvo’s I-Shift Crawler AT03512F gearbox with two ultra-low crawler gears. 

The truck’s high specification also includes several additional Volvo packages including Heavy-Duty Transmission, Drive 16++ interior and enhanced paintwork.