12 months after purchasing a n EC220E, M & J Evans Construction Ltd of Walsall, West Midlands has added a further six Volvo crawler excavators to its extensive plant fleet.

The package of new Stage IV compliant excavators consists of fourteen tonne EC140Es, twenty two tonne EC220Es and the slightly larger twenty five tonne EC250E joining a fleet of over 100 excavators and other construction equipment ranging from dump trucks, site dumpers, rollers and other associated equipment which is operated by one of the West Midland’s largest independent civil engineering and construction companies located close to Walsall.

“Taking the twenty five tonne Volvo on board was a toe in the water for us but we were pleasantly surprised with the power, performance and lifting capacity of the machine,” says M & J Evans’ Plant Manager, John Turner. “…we took delivery of one of the first EC220Es and have been extremely impressed with the overall quality, performance and reliability of the machine, the operator’s compartment and service access.”

“We’ve now got eight EC220Es which are our all-round optimum size of machine for the typical applications we undertake on new house building sites. The slightly smaller EC140Es of which we now have six, have their place working in more confined spaces and we even have a reduced swing EC145E for exceptionally difficult plots, whilst the larger twenty five tonne machine is perfect for larger bulk earthmoving and heavy lifting duties,” says Turner.