RJT Excavations Ltd of Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders has chosen to opt for new equipment from Volvo Construction Equipment based on the overall total cost of ownership for its plant fleet.

The recent additions to RJT Excavations’ fleet are a new 50 tonne Volvo EC480E excavator rigged for mass excavation and an L180H loading shovel complete with a 4.6m³ rehandling bucket, both of which have been assigned to the company’s contract crushing division.

“We have a long association with Volvo equipment and are still running six-year old A30 articulated haulers which have proved very reliable and productive,” says RJT’s Contract Crushing and Transport Manager, Les Pole.

Both the excavator and loading shovel have been supplied with an enhanced driveline warranty covering the next 5 years, or 10,000 hours, coupled to a Volvo Blue Service support agreement, meaning the machines will be regularly maintained by Volvo engineers at the correct service intervals using genuine Volvo parts.

“When we looked at the lifetime cost of operating these machines, in particular the fuel savings and ultimately the residual values, everything stacked up,” says Pole. “…the comfort and wellbeing of our operators is equally important, another reason for choosing Volvo.”