Supplied by David Eyres, Truck Sales Executive at Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd, the new Volvo FH tractor units feature 4,100mm wheelbase chassis in 6x2 pusher axle format. Reynolds Recruitment also opted for Volvo’s D13K 13-litre Euro-6 engine producing 500hp. Available in four different power options from 420 to 540hp, the D13K 500hp engine delivers its maximum power between 1,400 and 1,800rpm which is complemented by a top torque figure on 2,500Nm, which is on tap between 1,000 and 1,400rpm. Behind this is a 12-speed I-Shift automated manual transmission system.
Volvo’s ‘Globetrotter’ Cab ticked all the boxes for Reynolds Recruitment, as the majority of its drivers are trampers who spend four or five nights out per week. In addition to the optional One Bed Living and Drive+ Packages, a number of additional safety Volvo features were also included. The latter include front facing and reversing cameras, nearside proximity sensors and an audible left turn alarm warning system plus an automatic parking brake which automatically applies the handbrake the moment the driver leaves his seat.
“We run a mixed marque fleet and there have been no complaints from the staff as our drivers love the new Volvo trucks. The two FHs are already performing well and returning good fuel consumption figures,” declares Rod Harris, Co-Director at Reynolds Recruitment.
“I have a long association with the Volvo brand and I’m familiar with both its heritage and model ranges. My Dad used to drive Volvo’s F88 and F89 tractor units, in addition to the later F10 and F12 trucks,” Rod adds.
Reynolds Recruitment will use its latest Volvo fleet additions on nationwide UK operations and regular runs to Europe.