Hugh Simpson (Contractors) takes heavyweight Volvo FH

George Barrow
November 13, 2017


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. 

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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