Two Scania R490 6×4 tractor units equipped with Palfinger PK88002EH cranes, the first of their type to be installed and operated in the UK, have been snapped up by Galt Transport.
Fitted by Outreach in Falkirk, the cranes utilise five boom extensions and are said to be able to provide a maximum lift and reach capacity of 15 tonnes at 5m and 5.4 tonnes at 13.3m.
Operations director, Andrew Galt said, “These trucks join our existing fleet of 24 vehicle mounted cranes, mixed between Artic and Rigid variants. These new additions are now the highest capacity cranes in our fleet, which extends our offering of flexible loading and delivery options to our customers.”
The cranes have been installed on Scania R490 6×4 tractor units with air suspension. These have a 3.5m wheelbase, 490 horsepower and the three pedal versions of Scania’s Opticruise automatic gearbox.
Both trucks were supplied by Reliable Vehicles, Renfrew (Scania Truck and Bus).
Andrew Galt added, “This gearbox option gives us the fuel efficiency of an automatic while giving our operators the low speed manoeuvring control of a manual transmission. This drive train has proven its worth already with nine of our current fleet being equipped with it.”
Galt Transport operates throughout the UK, Ireland and EU from four operating centres in Central Scotland.