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Collins Earthworks Takes On First Volvo 8×4 Tractor Unit

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Collins Earthworks Takes On First Volvo 8x4 Tractor Unit

A Volvo Trucks and Volvo Construction Equipment customer, Collins Earthworks of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, has taken delivery of its first 8×4 Volvo tractor unit to join a fleet of Volvo FH tractor units that operate permanently on heavy haulage works.

Supplied by Kevan Morris, Truck Sales Executive at Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd, the prime mover was ordered immediately after the performance of a similarly specified Volvo demonstrator.

“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 8×4 tractor unit we have,” said Matt Smith, Low Loader Manager at Collins Earthworks.

Collins Earthworks’ new flagship is an FH16-750 Globetrotter XL tractor unit. In addition to the ATO 3512F I-Shift Crawler gearbox’s Ultra Low and Crawler gears, the pusher Tridem prime chassis mover features Volvo’s unique Dynamic Steering system and a load indicator.