UK-based John F Hunt Hire Services has taken delivery of four Volvo John F Hunt Hire Services based in Grays Essex has taken delivery of four Volvo EC140D excavators for its civils hire fleet and demolition division.
The four new Volvo EC140D’s were selected following a competitive tender process but in particular thanks to the reliability and performance of their existing EC140B machines purchased back in 2006. “Basically we have trust in the Volvo brand in terms of performance and reliability,” comments Managing Director Keith Scott. “Our EC140B’s have performed well in a mixed fleet of equipment, so the reliability as well as the after sales service we enjoy from Volvo has been deciding factors in our purchasing decision.” The new additions will be deployed in John F Hunt’s civils hire fleet or when the need arises, on demolition projects. The machines will also be hired out to end users.
The new EC140D is powered by a Volvo four cylinder D4H Stage IIIB engine developing 114hp which contributes to an excellent performance being well matched to the machine’s hydraulics. The machine’s ‘Integrated work mode control’ provides high efficiency, rapid dig cycles and low fuel consumption. This advanced mode control system ensures the maximum possible hydraulic horsepower available is delivered at a constant engine speed under varying load conditions. In addition, boom and arm geometry provide highly competitive digging forces and lifting capacities, which makes for faster work cycles. Hose rupture valves are fitted as standard to the boom and dipper cylinders as are quick fit hydraulics and a hammer/shear service.
The Volvo Care Cab offers a large roomy interior with plenty of leg room and foot space. The excellent all round visibility is enhanced by pressurized and filtered cab air supplied by a 14 vent, climate control system. An adjustable easy to read LCD colour monitor provides real time information of the machine functions, important diagnostic information and a wide variety of work tool settings. The monitor also doubles as a monitor for the rear view camera. An optional heavy duty guard has been added to the front windscreen and top of the cabin to prevent damage from brash, branches and other site debris.
John F. Hunt Hire Services with its head office located in Grays, Essex provides an outstanding service to the building industry and supplies a vast range of Contractors Plant Tools & Equipment. Operating from Hire Centres in Essex and throughout the London area, builders, tradesmen and contractors are offered a huge range of non-operated plant, equipment and small tools. The latest batch of Volvo excavators join six Volvo tandem rollers supplied in the spring 2013.