Quattro Group takes delivery of 16 new Volvo FH16-750 tractor units

Specialist infrastructure business Quattro Group has taken delivery of 16 Volvo FH16-750 6×2 tag axle tractor units, in what is said to be one of the biggest orders in Europe to date.

The FH16-750s will be based across Quattro Group’s 15 UK depots and used for plant transport operations up to STGO Category 2 weight limits.

Quattro Group, based in Stratford in East London, is an infrastructure specialist, operates more than 400 items of road, rail and civil plant.

Powered by Volvo’s D16K Euro-VI engine, which produces 750hp and 3550Nm of torque, the FH16s come with I-Shift Crawler gearboxes, single reduction drive axles with a ratio of 3.40:1 and Globetrotter XL Cabs.

The fleet of 3.2m wheelbase twin-tyre, tag axle tractor units were all supplied on a four-year contract hire agreement that includes Volvo Service Contracts by the Avonmouth sales team of Truck and Bus Wales and West Ltd.

Given the heavy work the trucks will be doing, the Medium chassis height tractor units ride on front steel, rear air suspension systems. Quattro Group opted for heavy-duty Fontaine fifth wheels and vertical exhaust stacks. The latter components reduce dust levels when operating off-road.

Quattro Group prioritised safety too; the trucks have been fitted with additional strobe and spotlights, together with a Side Scan system to detect vulnerable road users or pedestrians. Additional forward facing and nearside cameras have also been fitted.

In the interior, all trucks have leather trims in addition to Drive+ and Living Two Bed+ packages.

John Murphy, chief executive of Quattro Group, said: “Our continuing partnership with Volvo demonstrates the joint commitment of both parties to provide and use the latest and best vehicles available to ensure our fleet is delivered in a safe, environmentally-friendly and efficient manner.”

Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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