Customised promotional model vehicle specialists, Search Impex, are delighted to announce the forthcoming release of a 1:50 scale Volvo FH16 Globetrotter XL (8x4) with 2 axle–narrow bed–4 axle, Nooteboom low loader trailer, customised in the livery of Midlands based operator Collins Earthworks Ltd.
The models will be produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Models as a certificated Limited Edition.
Please note : The Volvo FH16 die cast model will be made as closely as possible to the spec of Collins actual Volvo FH16. Inevitably, there will be some minor differences and deviations between the model and the actual truck (eg LED light blocks). Collins Earthworks is fully aware of this and accepts there will be some small differences in specification.
Based near the Nottinghamshire market town of Kirkby in Ashfield, the business was established many years ago by David Collins, firstly as a sole trader and later registering as Collins Contractors Plant Hire Ltd in 2000. In 2006, the trading name was changed to Collins Earthworks Ltd., and continued successful growth has seen the Company undertake work throughout the UK. In addition to earthworks, the business has established a number of affiliated companies, including its sister company, EnviroTrac Ltd, (set up in 2008, specialising in soil stabilisation), Collins Training (formed in 2013 to provide operator training both internally as well as for external clients) and most recently Collins Demolition Ltd. Each enterprise operates out of the same offices in Nottinghamshire to provide a single port of call to its clients.
With an extensive fleet of over 50 vehicles, including low loaders, tippers and road sweepers, transport has become a key function of the business. Through its Contracting Division, Collins typically manages over 6,000 movements of heavy plant equipment throughout the country each year, moving not only its own plant but also regularly catering for many of the heavy haulage requirements of its clients. With a haulage capacity of up to 100 tonnes and a mix of trailers ranging from low loaders and stepframes, through to extenders and flat beds, Collins Earthworks Transport employs drivers trained to Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) & Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) standards.
One of the latest additions to the Collins Earthworks Transport fleet is the Volvo FH16 Globetrotter XL (8x4), complete with personalised registration plate - FH16 CEW. When paired with the 2-bed-4 axle low loader trailer, it makes for a magnificent heavy haulage beast. Capable of carrying the larger items of plant in the Collins portfolio, including the new EC950 excavator (which weighs in just shy of 100 tonnes), the fully laden rig, complete with one of Collins Earthworks’ own abnormal load escort vehicles, certainly makes for a very impressive sight as it travels the national roads network.
Any collectors wishing to reserve a model should register their interest with Search Impex as soon as possible and provide their contact details. The models are expected to be priced around £214 each (including UK delivery & VAT). We do NOT require any deposit payment. We will simply notify you as soon as the model is available and only at that time will we require payment in full.
For details of availability of this and other models, collectors can visit the Search Impex website at www.search-impex.co.uk or call on 01332 873555.