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Karl Jones & Sons Bring In Two FH16-750 Trucks For Timber Operations

Karl Jones & Sons recently bought two new Volvo FH16-750 6x4 trucks, one of which has an Epsilon timber crane mounted just behind the cab. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

Karl Jones & Sons Ltd., a timber haulage company based in South Wales, recently added two new Volvo FH16-750 6x4 tractor units to its fleet, both of which have Volvo’s high chassis packaging. Each FH has a D16K engine that offers 750 horsepower and 3,550 newton metres of torque, as well as an I-Shift 12-speed automated manual transmission. They also feature a Power Take Off system along with software for operating cranes. Because they’ll be rolling on rough terrain and in harsh weather conditions, these FH16 trucks are designed with higher ground clearance and extra protection for the engine and other critical components.

On Top Of The Job

“The Volvo D16K engine rated at 750hp is really on top of the job regardless of the terrain,” says owner Karl Jones. “We already have two in the fleet and they give better fuel consumption than lower-powered engines, if driven properly. Our drivers really like the trucks and we feel that these high-specification vehicles will help us to both attract and retain good staff. Timber haulage is tough on both man and machine; drivers often have to work on their own. Having the right equipment is essential.”

Other Features

Both trucks are configured with Globetrotter cabs and come with leather trim, automatic temperature control, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, extra wall storage in the rear, and single bunks, which will make operators more comfortable when working in remote locations. One truck is outfitted with an Epsilon timber crane behind the cab, while the other will be used to haul and operate trailer-mounted cranes. Both FH16s also sport Central Tyre Inflation systems to ensure maximum traction and to extend the life of the tyres.

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Posted On 19 September 2018
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : volvo
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