Total Reclaims Demolition Ltd of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, has opted for a Volvo EC300E rigged for secondary demolition duties for the first time.
Adding the Volvo thirty-tonne machine to the fleet is a change to the usual brands associated with this well-established demolition contracting company. “We operate 360° excavators up to 100 tonnes in weight but needed to fill a gap around the thirty tonne mark,” says Managing Director, Melvyn Cross junior. “We certainly liked the look of the Volvo offering in terms of the machine’s build quality and aesthetics. We’ve also had some experience in operating them when we’ve had to hire equipment in and, together with a favourable package on offer including a service agreement and extended warranty, decided to try the EC300E for the first time.”
The new Volvo EC300E has been supplied in full factory-fitted secondary demolition specification which includes heavy-duty belly guards, side impact protection rails, full FOGS guarding, heavy-duty guarding for boom and bucket cylinders, X1 and X3 rotation circuits, big bore hammer return line and an automatic greasing system.
The machine is powered by a Volvo six-cylinder engine developing 243hp. Operators can select the best work mode for the task at hand, ensuring optimum performance and fuel efficiency. Modes include: I-idle, F-fine, G- general, H-heavy or P-power, with the machine automatically setting the appropriate engine speed for the work mode and ECO-mode is a new feature that works in G to H (or P) mode. Pump flow is controlled for combined digging and swinging operations to reduce the flow loss through the overload relief valves, while maintaining digging power and maximum swing torque. Eco-mode also provides better fuel efficiency without loss of performance in most operating conditions.
“So far, we’ve been more than pleased with our purchasing decision. The machine is performing very well and has been very well accepted by our operators,” says Melvyn Cross junior.
Total Reclaims Demolition has been Nottingham’s leading demolition contractor since 1993 when it was established by the current MD’s father. The company undertakes a full range of projects of various sizes and complexity across the UK demonstrating its expertise across all aspects of demolition as well as building refurbishment, asbestos removal, cladding removal, reclamation and recycling, and aggregate supply.
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