Shorts Demolition, a division of Shorts Group of Bracknell, Berkshire has opted for two new Volvo E series excavators specifically for its demolition division.
Shorts Group is no stranger to operating Volvo equipment having been associated mainly with the full range of Volvo compact excavators in its plant and tool hire fleet over many years. The arrival of a reduced swing radius 25 tonne ECR235E and its larger brother the 30 tonne EC300E equipped specifically for secondary demolition duties and the recent appointment of Colin Prendergast as Demolition Manager coincides with the Group’s desire to add more emphasis to its activities within the demolition sector. “The larger Volvo excavators rigged for demolition duties have a good track record and reputation within the industry and as we were looking to replace one machine and add an additional unit to the fleet we decided to opt for these two models,” comments Mr Prendergast.
Both machines feature Stage IV final engines with the ECR235E being installed with a 4 litre 122 hp unit and the larger EC300E with an 8 litre engine developing 240hp. The machines have been specified for secondary demolition duties and equipped in standard backacter configuration. They feature heavy duty belly plates, side impact guarding, Fogs guarding to the cab and guarding to the bucket cylinder. Both machines have been supplied with twin lock quick hitches, full guarding around the superstructures and additional proportional hydraulic circuits to facilitate grab rotation for a whole array of demolition attachments used by Shorts Demolition including shears, grapples and pulverisers.
The Volvo Care Cab on both excavators 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.
Shorts Demolition is managed and supported by a highly experienced and qualified team, providing demolition, asbestos removal, site clearance and reclamation services over the south of England. Its accreditations include; CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme), ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 accredited, NDTG (National Demolition Training Group) and SAFE contractor approved, fully insured and committed to staff training and health and safety. Besides its demolition division, Shorts Group is actively involved in waste management and recycling, agricultural contracting, composting, as well as a plant and tool hire division.
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