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Bewlake Lift & Haul Ltd Starts New Business With Volvo FH Model, Hiab Truck-Mounted Crane & SDC Trailer

Bewlake Lift and Haul Ltd recently got its new business off the ground with the help of a Volvo FH model with truck-mounted Hiab crane and SDC extendable platform trailer. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

Bewlake Lift and Haul Ltd, a haulage firm based in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, recently began operations with the help of a Volvo FH crane truck. The 6x4 FH-540 tractor unit features a Globetrotter Cab with full leather trim, a 540-horsepower (402-7-kilowatt) Volvo D13K engine, and Volvo’s Tandem Axle lift feature.

It supports a truck-mounted Hiab 858 Hi-Pro EP6 crane with a lift capacity of 4.1 tonnes at 16.3 metres and up to 22 tonnes at 3 metres. The new Volvo FH will also haul an SDC platform trailer that can extend to between 33 to 54 feet (10 to 16.5 metres). Volvo says this combination allows the company to offer customers “crane and heavy transport . . . through a single vehicle solution.”

The 6x4 Volvo FH tractor unit features a Globetrotter Cab, Volvo D13K engine, and Tandem Axle lift. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

A Family Tradition

Mike Blake, owner and operator of Bewlake Lift and Haul Ltd, represents the third generation of his family to work in the industry. His grandfather drove commercial vehicles before World War II and his father followed in those footsteps by owning and operating trucks for 50 years.

When it came time to start his own business, Blake took his time finding the right truck for the job. “The Globetrotter Cab has already proved comfortable for multiple nights out and generally the FH is second to none, I’m extremely happy with it,” he says. “I’m starting out in business on a very strong footing. The time spent researching such a comprehensive vehicle was well worth it.” Blake is also a fan of the Volvo Dynafleet fleet management platform, which he says is “a phenomenal telematics tool for a small business.”

Go Volvo

If you are in the market for an FH-540 or other similar model, you will find a large selection of new and used Volvo trucks for sale on TruckLocator.

Posted On 5 November 2019
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : crane trucks volvo
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