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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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Three Decade Delivery!

Long standing user of Volvo Construction Equipment products, Tillicoultry Quarries has purchased a further three new Volvo loading shovels and another A30G articulated hauler for its quarrying operations spread across Scotland’s Central Belt and Ayrshire. This latest package is for two L120H loading shovels complete with 3.5m³ rehandling buckets and boom suspension systems, one of which has been allocated to Tillicoultry’s Northfield quarry and the other to Tulliallan and both will be put in charge of general rehandling and stocking out duties. A larger Volvo L150H equipped with a 4.2m³…

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GOW go Volvo!

Thurso based Gow Groundworks has taken delivery of a widespread Volvo EC140E LM excavator for its ground working and general contracting business. This is the second specially converted EC140E LM excavator to join Gow’s fleet of equipment with the LGP conversion working being undertaken by Central Engineering Ltd. This has enabled the machine to carry 1400mm track pads when working in areas requiring ultra-low ground bearing pressure, for instance, on peat bogs or to switch back to the standard 750mm pads for general usage. “We have a lot of experience…

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Sutherland Double Down on Volvo!

Sutherland based Edward Mackay Contractor Ltd has opted for a second Volvo EC140E excavator, thanks to the machine’s impressive fuel economy, operator comfort and acceptance and general productivity according to Director, Scott Mackay. “We’ve been operating Volvo articulated haulers for a long time and in recent years we have been adding Volvo excavators to our mixed fleet of equipment and found them to be productive economical machines, finding favour with our operators in terms of comfort and performance,” says MacKay. “In particular, we find the EC140 an optimum-sized excavator for…

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Contrak’s construction contortionist!

Contrak Construction of Newcastle under Lyme has taken delivery of its first ‘large’ Volvo excavator in the guise of a reduced swing ECR145E for its groundworking and general construction activities. The ECR145E has been supplied complete with the two-piece boom option, dozer blade and a Steelwrist tiltrotator which ticks all the boxes for proprietor, Phil Cookson. “We needed a slightly larger, more productive machine in our fleet, yet the compactness offered by the reduced swing counterweight coupled with the two-piece boom and of course the Steelwrist tiltrotator, makes the ECR145E…

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SMT’s Successful Demonstration!

B&W Plant Hire and Sales Ltd of Blackburn, Lancashire, has taken delivery of ten Volvo EC140Es and four larger EC220Es following a successful demonstration and an overall competitive package offered by SMT GB. The new Volvo additions join a mixed fleet of some 550 excavators in B&W Plant’s arsenal of equipment ranging from three quarter to thirty-five tonnes in operating weight. “We were impressed with the recent demonstration, finding the Volvo to be very responsive, smooth to operate and productive,” says Managing Director, Will Whitwell. “Our operators appreciated the all-round…

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NEW Volvo for Grundon

Grundon Waste Management Ltd has taken delivery of a new Volvo EW240E materials handler for its Colnbrook operation following a successful demonstration and evaluation. Replacing a competitive model, the new Volvo EW240E MHE takes up residence at the company’s Waste Transfer and Material Recovery Facility at Colnbrook handling segregated waste destined for the nearby incineration plant or for landfill. Whilst Grundon has operated Volvo equipment for many years on the aggregate side of their business, this is the first Volvo materials handler the company has purchased. “We were looking for…

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In with the New!

East Lothian based A M Dagg (Plant Hire) Ltd has opted for another Volvo excavator – this time a fourteen-tonne EC140E, thanks in part to the good service and reliability of an older EC140B it replaces after 17,000 trouble-free hours. “We’ve had a good experience operating all of our Volvo machines over a long period of time,” says Plant Manager Scott Gordon. “Our operators certainly appreciate the Volvo machines in regard to the comfort in the cab, the controllability, digging performance and overall build quality. In addition, Volvo has provided…

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Volvo impress in Georgia

A fleet of Volvo EC210B crawler excavators is helping to erect power line towers in the high-altitude, mountainous terrain of southern Georgia. Georgian construction company Caucasenergo is currently engaged in a challenging project to construct power line towers in the most remote, mountainous regions of the country. The high-voltage transmission towers are being erected 2,500m above sea level in Beshumi, a particularly rocky, hard-to-reach region with very limited access to roads. This mean all Caucasenergo construction equipment is required to be extremely reliable and proficient in off-road mobility. Caucasenergo is…

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Michael Henry chooses Volvo

Ickenham based plant hire and civil engineering contractor has opted for a new Volvo EC220E to coincide with a move to raise its profile in the Greater London plant hire market and expand its client portfolio. Michael Henry Civil Engineering is no stranger to owning and operating Volvo branded equipment, already running an EC220D in its mixed fleet of equipment. “We were in the market to add another twenty-tonne machine to the fleet and our decision to purchase the new Volvo coincided with an EC220E available together with an attractive…

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