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Gorrel’s Hit for Six

Gorrel Equipment Solutions Ltd, part of the Walters Group, has opted for another Volvo package of six L110H loading shovels to satisfy a long standing prestigious hire contract in the glass recycling industry.
The nationwide self-drive plant hire company that has developed a long tradition for uniquely specifying equipment to satisfy its clients’ exacting needs for demanding applications with wheeled loaders, material handlers, excavators, tele-handlers and dumptrucks selected the new Volvo L110H shovels based on the performance of the six L110G’s they replace, according to Gorrel’s General Manager Nigel Chilcott.

“All six machines which are spread over three glass recycling sites are expected to work 24 hours a day clocking up around 6000 hours a year so it’s essential we can rely on their performance and uptime,” says Mr Chilcott. “The G models the new machines are replacing are just two years old and have performed very well indeed. Furthermore the Volvo machines are popular with our client’s operators and when it is required, our own back up and support along with the Volvo support network gives complete peace of mind,” he continues.

The new L110H loading shovels have been supplied with standard boom configuration, hydraulic quick fits and bespoke 3.2m³ High Tip buckets which have been strategically reinforced with weld to counter the abrasive nature of cullet (broken glass). In addition the machines have been specified with Goodyear RL5K heavy duty tyres to prevent punctures on site, reversible fans, Lincoln autolube greasing systems and Loadrite weighing devices. Powered by a Tier IV final Volvo 8 litre engine developing 258 nett hp with a maximum torque of 1250Nm at just 1450rpm, the nineteen tonne L110H also benefits from Volvo designed and manufactured driveline components designed to offer considerable fuel savings each shift. Fuel savings are further enhanced by the Volvo Eco pedal encouraging the operator to run the machine at its optimum rpm in the engine’s torque curve.

Gorrel Equipment Solutions can trace its roots back over the past 30 years and has always been associated with Volvo Construction Equipment products. It currently operates over 100 Volvo loading shovels in its fleet in a wide range of applications across the whole of the UK. Whilst the company specialise in bespoke long term self- drive hire contracts it can also offer mid-term and spot hires to the industry at large. The Company became part of the Walters Group of Companies based in South Wales four years ago.

Volvo Construction Equipment Division markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in the U.K. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.

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