Available for Hire: New Volvo FH with a 65T Palfinger Crane

In September 2016, Ferguson Transport & Shipping took delivery of a new Volvo FH with a 65T Palfinger Crane.

First hire successfully completed

The outfit specifications are: Volvo FH 460 6×2, twin wheeled tag axle with a 3.4m wheelbase and the new style Volvo HD bumper. Fitted out with a Palfinger PK65002-SH, it has five hydraulic extensions giving a total reach of 13.7m; see diagram below for further lifting details.  There is a 4m long demountable body fabricated for it, which can be attached to the unit through foldaway twist-locks.

In addition to the fifth wheel, which will allow the unit to connect to various types of trailers – a VBG coupling is also fixed to the rear of the chassis, to enable it to tow drawbar trailers.  This will improve manoeuvrability for the harder to reach areas, without having to reduce the carrying capacity. In essence, the tractor unit could then be used as a wagon and drag.

For further information contact our Operation and Project Support Coordinator, Kevin Ferguson, or any member of the Transport Department for more details.

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