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Hayton Coulthard Transport Brings 28 New Volvo FH Trucks Onboard

Hayton Coulthard Transport recently hired 28 Volvo FH500 6x2 tractor units on three-year contracts, all of which feature 500-horsepower D13K engines and I-Shift automated manual transmissions. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

Hayton Coulthard Transport, based in Twynholm, Scotland, added 28 Volvo FH500 6x2 tractor units to its fleet on a three-year contract hire agreement to replace its previous lineup of FH460 models. The trucks have 500-horsepower D13K engines, Globetrotter XL cabs, I-Shift automated manual transmissions, Volvo RSS1360 drive axles, and rear air suspensions. The cabs also feature the Driving and Two Bed living packages, which include extras like refrigerators, microwaves, and leather interiors. The trucks’ red exteriors sport the Hayton Coulthard Transport livery. 

Twenty-Two & Six

Hayton Coulthard Transport split its FH order into 22 6x2 mid-lift models with the standard height chassis and 4,100-millimetre wheelbase and six tag axle models with the high height chassis and 3,200-millimetre wheelbase. The mid-lifts will be used for general haulage whereas the tag axle tractors will serve as prime movers hauling trailers with walking floors and taking advantage of “medium speed power take-offs (PTOs) to power Gardner Denver hydraulic packs with coolers,” according To Volvo. Hayton Coulthard Transport plans to run the FH mid-lift models at 170,000 kilometres per year and the tag axles at around 220,000 kilometres per year.

Driver Response & Ongoing Support

Duncan Coulthard, managing director at Hayton Coulthard Transport, says the company’s “ drivers like the new FH500s and they’re reporting positively on the extra power available.” He adds that “the Globetrotter XL cabs and high specification interiors are also proving popular. The company decided to opt for Volvo Blue Service Contracts, which will be supported by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North and Scotland’s Blantyre and Carlisle dealerships.

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Posted On 16 November 2018
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : day cabs rigid trucks sleeper trucks volvo
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