Family business extends its reach

LONG-RUNNING Dumbarton-based haulier Galt Transport has extended its reach with the purchase of four new Scania R-series trucks.

The new additions comprise of two artic R490 and two rigid R450 units, all equipped with Palfinger cranes.

The two 8×2 rigid vehicles with PK65002-E cranes include a hoist attachment with the capacity to lift 3.2 tonnes to a distance of 16.6m. Galt said that what “sets these units apart” is the addition of a fly jib which, when attached to either unit, can lift up to 0.8 tonnes to a distance of 28m.

Andrew Galt, operations director at the 70-year-old firm said, “These new eight wheelers combine durability with payload capacity. The fly jib not only gives the vehicle a greater working radius but also gives the crane further articulation allowing items to be lifted on to roofs more easily. The hoist will allow items to be lowered straight down which is also an advantage of this crane specification.”

The units also have an additional stabiliser installed at the front, which is said to give greater support to the crane when operating over the front of the cab when the fly jib is in operation.

Andrew Galt added, “We’re always looking for ways to extend the capabilities of our fleet. These new additions are now our longest reach cranes, which extends our offering of flexible loading and delivery options to our customers.”