The Zandbergen hauling company, specialized in transporting full-size on- and off-road vehicles, brought one of their truck & trailer combinations to the show I recently visited. There were three Volvo 4×2 tractors aboard the rig, forming a colorful ensemble.
The leader of the pack is a 2017 Volvo FH truck with low profile tires and a liftable, baby pusher axle. GS Meppel built both the truck body and the complete trailer.
Parked on the truck bed, a Volvo FM, the FH-series’ smaller brother. Especially cab-wise, evidently.
The Volvo drive axle and Estepe baby pusher axle, rated at an axle load of 11.5 and 3.8 metric tons, respectively.
The trailer coupling is mounted low, directly behind the truck’s rearmost axle (the drive axle here). This is the typical set-up for a truck towing a mid-axle trailer.
Like this one, with a tridem axle configuration.
The white Volvo FH tractor has a sleeper cab with a low roof, something you don’t see every day in the top segment of Euro-cabovers.
Let’s also focus on the one all the way at the back, a 2019 Volvo FH Globetrotter (the sleeper cab with a raised roof, the norm).
It’s running on LNG (liquefied natural gas). Nowadays, multiple truck makers offer an optional LNG engine in their heavy vehicles.
For a test drive, call the number mentioned on the side of the roof. You’d better leave it to a Zandbergen crew member to get the precious tractor off the trailer in good order.