MC Truck and Bus Supplies Warton Freight Services for 30th Anniversary
Supplied by Dean Harris, Truck Sales Executive, MC Truck & Bus, the 8x2 rigid is powered by Volvo’s Step D Euro 6 engine, producing 500 hp and a peak torque of 2,500 Nm.
The West Thurrock-based business has traditionally operated with vehicles from two rival manufacturers. However, it opted for Volvo for this flagship order after monitoring the performance of six seed Volvos integrated into its 58-strong fleet during the last two years.
Expected to be in operation between five to six days a week and clock up roughly 50,000 km each year, the haulage firm will use the powerful FH to deliver a wide range of heavy loads to sites across the UK.
“For our 30th anniversary we wanted to do something a bit different and to have a big crane fitted onto a new eight wheeler. It was a big jump compared to what we had done in the past and I wanted to make sure that stability wise it was the right truck for the job – the FH came out on top.”
“The crane has the fly jib on there as well, so that allows us to get an assortment of loads onto the truck,” adds Barclay. “It might be moving steels, generators, cabins, anything.