Scotland’s WJ & J Green has taken delivery of a high-specification Volvo FH16-750 Globetrotter XL 6×2 tractor unit – the second truck the haulier has added to its fleet from the Swedish manufacturer in 2023, following a 21-year absence.
The new FH16 follows a Volvo FH 540 that arrived earlier in the year. The new flagship truck will be deployed on both livestock and bulk haulage, being paired with a Houghton Parkhouse and a Wilcox tipper trailer respectively.
“When the time came to welcome new trucks to the business, we quickly concluded the FH and FH16 were the right choices for us in 2023,” said Iain Green, director, WJ & J Green.
The FH16 is spec’d with Volvo’s range-topping Euro 6-compliant Step E D16K engine delivering 750 bhp and peak torque of 3550 Nm, driven via a 12-speed I-Shift automated transmission.
This is complemented by full air suspension to create a smooth driving experience.
The vehicle’s Globetrotter XL cab has been kitted out with numerous optional extras including leather upholstery, a fridge, a microwave and a TV.
A Living++ package brings additional cab storage, a bottle holder and twin bunks to the build, while a Media package with navigation provides comprehensive infotainment through a 12-inch dynamic instrument cluster and DAB radio.
While the truck is the second Volvo to arrive with WJ & J Green this year, it is the first featuring the company’s traditional blue and silver livery, which has been applied in enhanced factory paint. Alcoa Dura-Bright alloys have also been fitted to create a stand-out exterior finish.
“It has only been on the road for a short amount of time, but our driver has already noted just how comfortable the truck is,” added Green. “It’s a great-looking vehicle, that’s for sure – and we’re very excited to see how it performs for us going forward.”
The FH16 will operate across the UK, clocking up to 160,000 km annually. WJ & J Green operates from Corskie Farm, east of Inverness, where the Green family run a large mixed arable and livestock farm.
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