It isn’t easy to be an owner driver these days. In the current financial climate many are calling it a day. But one owner operator is bucking the trend and doing it in the specialised world of heavy haulage. Steve Butlers Volvo FH can often be seen carrying strange objects that have been the cause of much speculation, some even claiming they are secret UFO’s being moved for the government.
But the truth is that they are components for wind turbines. Turbines make up much of Steves work and he recently invested in a specialist Faymonville 4 axle trailer ideal for UFOs and long columns
Its versatility means that Steve can maximise his earning potential carrying everything from massive dump trucks
Steering axles enable it to get into tight spots and the Volvo has plenty of power,
however wind turbines tend to be built in some pretty remote places and even the best need a helping hand at times,
The Volvo here being given a tow by a ballasted ERF up a remote hillside
One other thing about Steve, not only is he a successful owner driver, he does take pretty decent photos too
Images copyright Steve Butler
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