Excavators 

NEW Volvo for Oakley!

Stuart Oakley is no stranger to owning and operating Volvo construction equipment products. “Our first Volvo excavator was a second-hand EC140B that has now clocked up 14,000, virtually, trouble free hours. It has proved to be a very reliable machine,” says Oakley. “We supplemented that with a larger EC300D to tackle some of the demolition work we regularly undertake, besides more challenging excavations involving rock extraction.”

 “Overall, the Volvo is a good and reliable product and certainly takes a lot to beat when it comes to operator comfort,” says Oakley.…

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Thirty Tonne Volvo goes to work!

Bridgend Aggregates of King Edward, Northern Scotland, has taken delivery of its first Volvo excavator in the form of a thirty tonne EC300E. The machine will be deployed loading the primary crusher at the company’s hard rock Bridgend Quarry. Whilst this is the first Volvo excavator to be ordered by Bridgend Aggregates, the company is no stranger to owning and operating Volvo construction equipment products. “We’ve been operating Volvo shovels for the past twenty five years and, in general, we have been very pleased with the service and reliability we’ve…

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Double Replacement!

Andrew Sinclair Contractors of Kirkwall, Orkney, has opted for two new Volvo excavators in the form of an EC140E and an EC200E for its groundworks and contracting business. This time the family-run business, who are long-standing users of Volvo construction equipment products, has replaced a Volvo EC160D and an EC180D with a fourteen-tonne EC140E and the larger twenty-tonne EC200E.  “We certainly appreciate Volvo excavators for their reliability, performance and build quality,” comments Director Bruce Sinclair. “This, coupled to the good aftermarket support we have received from SMT GB, the fact that the machines hold high residual values and the competitive package put together for us were our main reasons for sticking with Volvo once again,”…

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Double Volvo!

Hampshire based L & S Waste Management Ltd has just added two new Volvo excavators to its fleet of mobile equipment that take up residency at the company’s Portsmouth recycling centre. The two new machines are a twenty tonne EC200E which was launched globally earlier this year and the slightly larger EC220E weighing in at twenty two tonnes. The machines were chosen thanks to the reliability and performance of two EC140E models purchased last year at the beginning of 2019 according to Transport and Plant Manager Dominic Sales. “The two…

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A DOZEN for DS Watson!

With its headquarters located in Beccles, Suffolk, DS Watson Civil Engineering (Anglia) Ltd has made a significant investment in a range of Volvo excavators for its plant fleet, which specialises in all disciplines of groundworks, utilities, site infrastructure and civil engineering for blue chip house building contractors. Most recently, the company has taken delivery of twelve ECR88D reduced swing excavators from SMT GB’s utility equipment dealer, Contractors Equipment Sales Ltd of Norwich. In addition, SMT GB has supplied a larger reduced swing ECR235E, a 30 tonne EC300E and a 40…

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A Second Volvo!

To meet with increased demand, Angle Park Sand and Gravel Ltd. has purchased a second Volvo L150H, and replaced a venerable L120E with a new H variant. Based in the picturesque town of Cupar, Fife, Angle Park Sand and Gravel Ltd. has been producing high quality sand and aggregates since 1961. Today, this third generation family-run business supplies domestic and commercial markets throughout the central belt of Scotland. 

Led by father and son team, Ian and Peter Cuthbert, Angle Park Sand and Gravel Ltd. operate from two sites, located in…

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New Volvo L150H for Hugh King & Co

Hugh King & Co has taken delivery of a new Volvo L150H loading shovel for its Hullerhill sand and gravel quarry located at Kilwinning, Ayrshire and has been put in charge of the main yard duties around the plant. “We’ve been operating Volvo equipment for a good many years and found the loading shovels to be consistently reliable and productive machines,” says Operations Manager, Charles Hughes. “The L150H with its 4.2m³ rehandling bucket is the optimum sized loading shovel for most of our requirements here at Hullerhill, and is proving…

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More Volvo for Ward!

Since purchasing his first Volvo articulated hauler back in 1990, Martyn Ward, managing director of Ward Plant Limited, Carnwath, South Lanarkshire continues to add Volvo articulated haulers and excavators to his plant fleet. “In my considered opinion, the Volvo ADT is second to none on the market today, and all the trucks I’ve ever run have proved themselves over and over again in terms of reliability, productivity and fuel savings,” says Ward. “And it’s like anything else – if you look after your kit, then it’ll look after you; some…

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Versatile Volvo!

A family run farming and agricultural contracting business, located at Lochmaben near Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway, has recently purchased a bespoke specified Volvo L70H ‘Ag Spec’ to enhance two important areas of its activities. The fourteen tonne L70H equipped with agricultural wheels and tyres, single lever hydraulic control and CDC (comfort drive control) was chosen by the Kincaid family following a visit to SMT’s recent Live It Dig It event in Yorkshire, and a subsequent visit to Cereals 2019 to inspect the machine close up. Suitably impressed with what…

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Volvo Triple for Skene Group!

Skene Group Construction Services Ltd of Glenrothes Fife has added three more Volvo L220H loading shovels to its fleet, with two going to work at its Soutra Mains quarry and the third taking up residency at the company’s Lomond quarry. Two new L220H loading shovels join two existing L220s at Soutra with this particular size of machine being the optimum model of choice for carrying out rehandling and stocking out duties around the quarry. The machines have been specified with Michelin XMineD2 29.5R25 tyres and large capacity 5.6m³ rehandling buckets,…

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