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Sticking with tradition

A brand new twenty two tonne Volvo EC220E crawler excavator has been added to McKenna Demolition Ltd’s fleet of equipment maintaining a long tradition of operating both Samsung and Volvo excavators.

The new Tier IV compliant EC220E was chosen by McKenna Demolition of Biggin Hill, Kent following a competitive tender process and replaces an eight year old EC210C that has given excellent reliability along with good performance according to Director Jody McKenna. “We’ve run Volvo (and previously Samsung) machines for many years and have really appreciated the consistent high level of performance and quality of the product. The support and back up when it’s needed is equally important to us and these were very strong arguments for choosing Volvo once again,” he says.

To facilitate the use of hydraulically operated attachments such as selector grapples, shears requiring rotation, hydraulic hammers and the like, the EC220E supplied to McKenna Demolition features an additional X3 rotation circuit besides the standard hammer/shear lines. Hose rupture valves are fitted as standard to both the boom and the dipper cylinders.

Powered by a six cylinder Tier IV final Volvo engine developing 174 nett hp, the twenty two tonne EC220E delivered to McKenna Demolition Ltd sports the full, factory equipped, secondary demolition specification. This includes a rugged FOGS guard surrounding the operator’s compartment, heavy duty belly plates and additional slew ring protection. In addition, the machine’s superstructure is protected by Volvo’s SIPS protection which entails bolt on side protection rails which are replaceable if damaged.

Heavy duty guards protect the boom and bucket cylinders from any possible damage from debris and additional mesh screens on the machine’s superstructure help prevent the ingress of dust and dirt particles to the engine’s cooling package.

Volvo’s 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.

Joining existing Volvo excavators which include EC140’s, EC210’s, EC240’s, EC290’s and a Samsung SE350 the new EC220E makes up a total of 12 machines in McKenna’s fleet. It has been supplied complete with a Volvo Blue Service Agreement ensuring the machine will be properly serviced and maintained by qualified Volvo service technicians using genuine Volvo parts.

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