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McLaren F1 team uses Volvo for all its haulage

Volvo Trucks is pleased to announce a two-year extension to their partnership with the McLaren Formula 1 team, which will see Volvo Trucks continue as an official supplier providing essential transport solutions and logistics support for both race team and hospitality operations.

Volvo have been the official supplier of trucks to the Formula 1 team since 2016, with the latest state-of-the art Volvo FH-540 13-litre trucks supporting the ever-changing logistical requirements of the team at Grand Prix locations all over the globe.

Over the last three years, McLaren have benefitted from Volvo’s class-leading transport solutions that offer fuel-efficient, torque-strong performance, responsive engines and comfortable cabs. New features on the latest batch of 24 vehicles will now include Volvo’s new I-See predictive cruise control system and a faster 2.31:1 differential ratio.

Volvo’s logistics and transportation capabilities are essential to the effective running of theEuropean leg of the F1 circuit which sees the McLaren Racing team travel to nine countries. Now, using I-See with its new cloud-based mapping system combining all Volvo’s latest technology,McLaren will not only substantially reduce its fuel consumption, but also reduce its environmental impact, without compromising drivability.

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Loch Shiel Garage takes delivery of a high specification Volvo FM recovery vehicle

Fitted with bodywork by Dave Bland Engineering and supplied by Kevin Fraser, Transport Solutions Executive at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland, the 26 tonne rear-steer tag axle FM ispowered by Volvo’s D11K engine rated at 410hp, which drives a 12-speed I-Shift automated gearbox. The Globetrotter-cabbed 6×2 rigid also boasts a 6m wheelbase chassis to accommodate the four-car recovery bodywork. To cope with a variety of loading conditions, a nine tonne front axle and full air suspension were also selected.

The all-steel, 12,000kg Dave Bland Engineering recovery bodywork offers a maximum carrying capability of four cars, with a 30 foot platform complemented by a 2.5 tonne capacity top deck. Also included within the specification is a 4,000kg spectacle lift and 48-inch rear power out ramps. A gearbox driven PTO supplies power to a 14,000kg remotely-controlled, hydraulic winch. Other operational items such as work lockers, airlines and tow balls are all present, alongside a comprehensive array of additional work, strobe and marker lights.

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