The County Limerick-based O’Carroll Haulage & Crane Hire runs an almost exclusively Volvo fleet and has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH 420 8×2 drawbar rigid.

Supplied by Michael Walsh, Sales Executive at McCarthy Commercials, the new FH is powered by Volvo’s D13K engine, delivering up to 420 hp and 2,100 Nm of torque, and driven through Volvo’s automated 12-speed I-Shift gearbox.

Built on a 6,000m wheelbase, the new FH features rear air suspension and is painted in the company’s Delhi red livery. Backed by a three-year Volvo Blue Contract, the FH is expected to clock-up in the region of 120,000 km per year.

The tag-axle FH rigid is equipped with a flatbed body and a PM Crane, supplied by Bennett Crane & Truck. Used for crane haulage work across the whole of Ireland, it is fitted with an electro-hydraulic steered rear axle which helps to maximise manoeuvrability when delivering to sites with limited access.

Maurice O’Carroll, Managing Director at O’Carroll Haulage & Crane Hire, says: “Volvo is a brand that we know and trust. We’ve never had any reason to look elsewhere. The FH is as reliable as they come, and the fuel figures are also strong. The team at McCarthys look after us well, the support we get from them is always what we’d expect. Overall, it’s just a great package – an unrivalled one, in our opinion.”

O’Carroll Haulage & Crane Hire is a family-owned business that has been in operation for more than 20 years. The company provides transport solutions for a wide range of customers and industries throughout Ireland, including the building and construction sector, private sector, Irish Rail, energy company ESB and Gardai.