Econofreight's special N12s
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THREE long wheelbase Volvo N12s, specially modified with three-man crew cabs, have been imported for the heavy haulage operation of Teesidebased Econofreight Transport.
The basic specification includes a TD120GA engine, developing 246kW (330hp1 and 1,300Nm of torque.
It drives through an MR 628 eight-speed range-change gearbox with a hydraulic torque converter which is capable of doubling the torque output, and has a CTN 372 bogie fitted with hub reduction axles.
A 5.41 to 1 rear axle ratio enables the vehicle to be used at 250 tons gtw.
Econofreight designed and fitted the ballast boxes and mounted a Darlington 25 ton line pull winch.