Collins Earthworks takes 8x4 Volvo tractor unit after run with demonstrator

Commercial Motor
July 6, 2018


Collins Earthworks of Nottinghamshire has taken delivery of its first 8x4 Volvo tractor unit.

The 8x4 joins a fleet of Volvo FH tractor units (6x2 and 6x4s) that operate on heavy haulage works.  

The company’s new flagship is an FH16-750 Globetrotter XL tractor unit, with Crawler gearbox and gears, and a pusher Tridem prime chassis.

Inside the Globetrotter XL cab, are twin bunks, built in satellite navigation and leather seats.

The decision to order the FH was made after a demonstration from Hartshorne Motor Services.

Matt Smith, low loader manager at Collins Earthworks said: "We were gifted, or should I say wrangled, the demonstration vehicle for a day, then two months later we used it for a full fortnight.

"That really sold the big Volvo to us and this newcomer won't be the last FH16-750 8x4 tractor unit we have.”

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