8×2 Truck News (24)

If you need an eight wheeler for cabin work and want the best crane for the job, then this 8×2, Euro 6 DAF CF510 crane truck should fit the bill comfortably. Fitted with an eight extension Palfinger PK78002 SH crane, the truck is geared up for distance work with 510hp, a Space Cab and fridge,…

This week sees a useful-looking 2012 Scania G360 8×2 rear lift crane truck. It’s fitted with a Fassi 54 tonne metre crane with a cabin spec body. New tyres throughout shows that this truck is ready to go out to work and can be bought from Plantmaster – check out the details on page 10…

FTH Hire Group has commended MV Commercial’s bespoke livery service and quick vehicle turnaround times, after taking delivery of a refurbished DAF LF230 and four new DAF CF480 rigid trucks, all mounted with beavertail plant bodies. Delivering the vehicles in less than two months, MV Commercial used its in-house expertise to ensure the specification of…

The second 8×2 rigid with a crane on the front cover, two weeks in a row. This beauty is advertised by MV Commercials (see their advertisement on the outside back cover). The truck is ready to go and is a Volvo FH460 with a hydraulic beavertail with a PM38524 crane fitted to the front of…

If you are investing in specifying and building an expensive crane truck it is important to make sure that the chassis is the right specification and comes from a premium brand. If you get the wrong chassis it may reflect poorly on the whole completed truck. O’Carroll Haulage & Crane Hire has taken no chances…

Bickfords have a top spec 65 reg, 8×2 rear steer DAF CF480 with Palfinger PK48002EH crane with five extensions and remote operation. It comes with a winch and a Sterling plant body with load flat bed (cheese wedge ramps) and just 280,000 kms on the tacho. You can see plenty of similar trucks from their…

Murphy has taken delivery of the first of six new plant bodies and four drawbar trailers from Andover Trailers, citing the versatile loading options and build quality as key factors in placing the order. All six bespoke-built, low-profile plant bodies are mounted to new 32-tonne 8×2 Mercedes Arocs chassis, with four featuring a front-mounted PK63002E…

This week sees an impressive 8×2 2022 DAF CF480 fitted with a heavyweight machinery moving crane and safety rails all round. A Super Space CF cab and all round alloys should give a good payload for this great looking machine. On sale at Bickfords, the seller also has a similar 8×4 version available – a…

A great bit of kit on this week’s front cover from Airport Autos down in Surrey. It’s a 2018 Volvo FH 8×2 beavertail with a superbly specified with a Fassi F820RA.2.26 XHE-Dynamic remote controlled crane with no fewer than six hydraulic extensions plus front and rear legs. It’s not cheap at £220k, but you get…

It’s always nice to have a pleasant surprise. You buy something different because it’s all you can find at the time but it subsequently turns out to be a fantastic purchase and you wish you’d have bought it ages ago. That’s what happened to Duchy Plant Hire’s Jamie Shelton after he bought his first Mercedes-Benz…

So pleased was Nuneaton-based KC Construction with the two pre-owned Mercedes-Benz Arocs tipper-grabs it purchased last year, that it has now returned to Dealer Midlands Truck & Van for a new vehicle from the same model range. Unlike its two predecessors, the latest came with a full complement of advanced technology. Highlights include MirrorCam, the…

Long-standing Mercedes-Benz operator Binder has made a welcome return to the three-pointed star by purchasing an eight-wheeled Arocs which it is now using to empty sewage plants and septic tanks throughout East Anglia. Established in 1964, the third-generation family business provides a comprehensive wastewater management service for commercial and private customers. Its headquarters in Claydon,…

It looks a little odd – a truck largely full of axles, but there was plenty of thought that went into the design of West Coast Woodfuels new Volvo FH tridem. If you need a 32 tonner but space is tight for delivery, then a short wheelbase tridem appears to be the answer. The operator…

Renewable energy supplier Think Hire has put its first ever truck on the road – taking delivery of a new crane-equipped Volvo FH 460 8×2 rear-steer rigid to help the business keep pace with growing demand. The FH will be used to deliver the company’s own range of solar generators, renewable power and site establishment…

South Yorkshire-based structural steel specialist MJ Hughes has added the first truck with MirrorCam to its all-Mercedes-Benz fleet – the 8×2 Arocs will spend much of its time in London, where the manufacturer’s alternative to conventional mirrors is officially recognised for its contribution to safety by Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard scheme. Supplied by…

Lutterworth, Leicestershire based Nationwide Platforms has turned to Keltruck to equip its fleet with Scania vehicles. The UK’s largest provider of powered access equipment has taken delivery of 69 Scania vehicles supplied by Keltruck. Comprising a mix of 19 rigids and 50 tractor units, these are the first Scania vehicles to be operated by the…

Volvo now have 100% of Arnold Plant Hire’s fleet of three trucks after a competitor brand was ousted in favour of an 8×2 FH Globetrotter. The older six-wheeler has been replaced with a new Volvo FH 420 Globetrotter 8×2 rigid, featuring an electro-hydraulic steered rear axle to maximise manoeuvrability when delivering to sites with limited…

If you need the manoeuvrability of a 6×2 but with a 32 tonne gross vehicle weight then take a leaf out of timber and builders’ merchant, North West Timber Treatments (NWTT) and consider the specification of an 8×2 with a ‘Tridem’ configuration instead of the more common two axles at the front and two at…

If you could improve from 8mpg to 12mpg by changing trucks you would not believe your good fortune – or regret not changing the old truck sooner.  That’s the case with Elegant Stone, a company that is already noticing significant fuel savings from its new model Volvo FM 8×2 rigid. The architectural cast stone manufacturer…

National provider of plant and site equipment, Garic, has taken delivery of four new Volvo FH 8×2 rear-steer rigids and one Volvo FM Globetrotter 6×2 rigid, with several additional FMs to follow later in the year. Supplying dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials fought off two rival manufacturers to win this latest order, with Volvo now the…