Volvo Trucks to the Rescue With M8 Recovery

The Volvo FH has managed to find itself another specialized job, as Alec McManus of Glasgow-based M8 Recovery has added another truck wrecker to his fleet. With specialist recovery bodywork, the Boniface Engineering Trident recoverer will be pulling home trucks and coaches that have fallen ‘ill’ by the wayside on Scotland’s busy east-west motorway.

McManus runs a mixed fleet of nearly 40 specialised recovery vehicles and this latest £400,000 monster packs a 50 tonne crane-lift and a 150-tonne train weight under the bright red bodywork, but it has a rather amusing side to it.

“We like to give each of our trucks a cartoon identity with a bespoke livery,”
the owner says. This latest FH13-460 6x4 has been liveried as Yogi Bear, who no doubt keeps his eyes peeled for the Rangers on the motorway because he is smarter than the average bear.

The owner, of Junior as he is better known to his many friends, commented that it was the solid product reputation and excellent dealer support for his previous Volvos that meant he did not hesitate to take another FH. “The Volvo is bulletproof. I’d have an all-Volvo operation if I could, but I need to run a mixed fleet to satisfy the variety of contracts I have.”

McManus runs a ‘one-man-one-truck’ policy at M8 Recovery and the new 13-litre Volvo FH is driven by Paul O’Neill who “Loves it to bits.” The Globetrotter XL spec cab and a manual gearbox make it “perfect for the job”.
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