Pickerings expands lorry crane fleet with Volvo FMs

Colin Barnett
November 25, 2021

Pickerings Hire Ltd, the Measham-based portable and modular building supplier, has added six new Volvo FM 460 crane lorries to its 100-strong fleet, which operates out of 12 hire centres around the UK. The vehicles have been fitted with Fassi F660RA cranes by Central Crane Technicians. The cranes have six hydraulic extensions provide a lift capacity of 3,100kg at their maximum 16.1 m reach, and have full 360° continuous slewing rotation ability allowing over-cab operation.

The Volvos are 8x2s with rear lift and steer, and come with sleeper cabs equipped with the one bed resting package and media package including Alexa Onboard. They benefit from an eight-year Volvo Connect subscription giving driver and vehicle performance monitoring, vehicle tracking, compliance monitoring via the Driver Times module, and real-time diagnostic monitoring for preventative maintenance.  They were supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre South & East at Bardon, and are covered by a 7 year gold R&M contract. 

Pickerings’ fleet director Kevin Barber said “These Volvo lorries are great trucks and when fitted with a Fassi crane they are a fantastic piece of equipment with many safety features. Pickerings is really showing commitment to continued investment into our delivery fleet with market leading equipment to provide our customers with an exceptional logistics service they have come to expect from us.”

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Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic and worked on Commercial Motor for 27 years

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