Hills Tankers welcomes two new 700hp Volvos

Hills Tanker A-double.

Hills Tankers has taken delivery of two new A-double designated Volvo FH700 flat roof prime movers.

This takes the A-doubles operating in the leading fuel tanker fleet to 13 units in total.

The 30-metre long 74,0000 litre A-doubles will be based in Sydney and service Newcastle and Canberra, respectively, hauling jet fuel.

With a GCM of 85.5-tonnes the vehicles feature the first Tieman Tankers in the fleet to run a fixed drawbar.

Scott Cullen, Hills Tankers Chief Operations Officer was present for the handover.

“We’ve gone for a fixed drawbar on the dolly after traditionally opting for floating drawbars previously,” he told Prime Mover.

“The drivers find this set up mitigates against the duck and dive and whip that can be felt on the trailing equipment in the previous set-up,” said Cullen.

The dollies are manufactured by Southern Cross Transport Equipment Group.

Hills Tankers exclusively specs all of its A-doubles for Volvo prime movers in Newcastle.

The relationship with the VCV Newcastle dealership goes back to the early 1970s.

“For us it comes down to the reliability of the product and the service provided by Brandon Hughes and his team is second to none,” said Cullen.

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