May 03, 2012

150-tonnes GCW FH16-750 heavy hitter demolishes the competition

The first FH16-750 to be ordered in the UK and Ireland has entered service with Leicestershire based A R Demolition.

Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia at Bardon, the truck’s specification includes a 150-tonne STGO Cat3 plate and the full
suite of Volvo cab accessories, such as leather upholstery, the majority of which are standard fare with this top of the range flagship truck.

A R Demolition’s owners, Andrew Thompson and Richard Dolman, have also kitted the FH16-750 with extra working lights mounted on the cab roof at the rear, together with a neatly designed LED flashing beacon bar. 

Configuration is 6x4 double drive with hub reduction axles and heavy duty drive axle bogie suspension. I-Shift is also specified and this has proved to be to the liking of the FH16-750’s driver Andy Brown.

An experienced heavy haulage professional, Andy says he wouldn’t go back to a manual gearbox again. He describes the 3550 nm of torque provided  by the D16G 16-litre engine as making light work of the heavy machinery he delivers – even when fully laden on gradients like Corley Bank and Keele Bank on the M6.

The FH16-750 is coupled to a new Nooteboom low loader trailer which is equipped with four axles, two of which are steered to aid manouverability on and off site. A R Demolition also operates a fleet of Volvo excavators and other specialised construction machinery.


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