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Metals manufacturer upgrades with new Volvo FH

Metal component manufacturer and supplier, Folsana Pressed Sections, has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH 6×2 Globetrotter XL pusher axle tractor unit, after being impressed by a Volvo FM12 that has been on its fleet for 15 years, covering nearly 1,000,000 km.

The FH benefits from Volvo’s D13K, Euro-6, Step D engine, which is capable of producing up to 460 hp and 2,300 Nm of torque, with excellent driveability and low fuel consumption.

The new vehicle also features Volvo’s 12-speed I-Shift automated gearbox, which evaluates information about speed, weight, road grade and torque demand to perform every shift with precision – constantly communicating with the engine to allow it to adjust the revs and brake-effect for maximum performance.

Driver, Wayne Cavanaugh, who has driven for the company for 18 years, says: “The FM served me well over the years and was always a lovely drive, however the new FH is something else completely, particularly with the amount of living space it gives me inside the Globetrotter XL cab.

“The I-Shift gearbox is also a game changer; I have only ever driven a manual, so the FH now makes my job so much easier. I’d heard a lot of positive things about I-Shift from other drivers, and it’s definitely living up to them.”

Finished in metallic silver, the new truck will be used to transport the company’s metal components to blue-chip companies within a vast array of industries across the UK. Operating from the firm’s headquarters in Bolton it will be on the road five days per week, with its Globetrotter XL cab featuring a twin bunk, providing secure and comfortable accommodation for up to two people. It has also been spec’d with a 33-litre under bunk fridge/freezer, as well as a microwave oven and TV preparation kit.