Volvo Trucks, United Kingdom and Ireland, report successful trials for a limited-edition FH16-750 after it recently pulled a new Krone Profi Liner curtainsider from Gothenburg to the tip of Scotland.
Like Volvo’s FH16, the Profi Liner is specially produced to mark the 50th anniversary of Volvo’s entry into the UK and Ireland and like all Krone trailers used by Volvo for truck demonstrations and trials, the Profi Liner, loaded on this occasion with concrete blocks to a maximum 28 tonnes for the UK and 24 tonnes for the continent, proved to be as reliable as ever.
“50 of the special, Ailsa FH16s have been produced” says Martin Tomlinson, Volvo’s Head of Product Demonstration, “and it seemed fitting to make Ailsa Craig, in north west Scotland, a destination point during the trial. As we expected, the Krone trailer ran smoothly and as usual, without any problems.”
The Profi Liner is branded with Volvo’s distinctive 50th Anniversary livery and as standard, features a sliding roof for easy over-head loading. Meanwhile, for maximum load security, there are up to 130 lashing points along each trailer side rave which enables Volvo to securely strap its concrete cargo anywhere along the trailer bed and to achieve optimum weight distribution.
“We specify Krone trailers for our demonstration fleet” adds Martin, “because apart from anything else, the equipment is well-built and the service is always first class.”