The UK’s first Euro-6, Step D powered Volvo FH tractor unit is providing reliable performance and good fuel economy levels at Tyrrells Court.
Delivered to the independent Leominster-based firm during April 2019, the 3.9m wheelbase, 6×2 pusher axle tractor comes with I-Shift gearbox and a single reduction drive axle with a ratio of 2.64:1. The Globetrotter Cab also has a factory-applied green chassis paint.
Supplied by Adam Barnard, Transport Solutions Executive at Truck and Bus Wales and West, the truck features Volvo’s D13K engine rated at 500hp. SB Components supplied the hydraulic kit, BP Rolls in Newport painted the additional green colour onto the cab and there are Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels.
Tyrrells Court also opted for a five-year Volvo Gold Service contract. The firm supplies snack producers, Tyrrells Food Group, with bulk loads of potatoes and takes palletised loads of finished products from the company’s Herefordshire plant.
Andrew Jones, Director at Tyrrells Court said: “The FH is our third Volvo tractor unit and we’ve previously bought two used FHs from Volvo dealerpoints. We prefer to stick to the 500hp power output with new truck purchases and our intention is to retain the FH for between five and seven years. The drivers are competitive and take pride in achieving good results.”