Long standing users of Volvo Construction Equipment products, Eco Sustainable Solutions has added a further loading shovel making its extensive fleet of mobile plant at Parley near Christchurch 100% Volvo.
The company now operates a mix of thirteen Volvo excavators and loading shovels at both the Parley facility and a satellite facility located in Southampton. The new Volvo L110G just delivered joins recent excavators and shovels purchased in 2012 as the organics recycling and renewable energy firm grows from strength to strength. "This latest acquisition is for a new development in our green waste recycling activities here at Parley," says Production Manager Justin Dampney. "Having run Volvo shovels and excavators for so long now, we know what to expect in terms of the reliability, the package and back up from Volvo Construction Equipment so choosing the L110G was the right decision for the company to make," he continues.
The L110G features an 8 litre Tier IIIB compliant 258hp engine, optishift transmission and axles all designed and manufactured by Volvo. The new G model boasts a 20% increase in lifting force and 10% increase in breakout force over its predecessor. This coupled to the engine output with high torque at low engine rpm has resulted in faster cycle times and increased productivity. Two stronger, variable displacement load-bearing axial piston pumps and hoses have been introduced to handle the increased pressures. These provide superior control of the load and attachments, as well as high breakout force, faster lifting and tilt functions. A new hydraulic cooling system has been designed to reduce the working temperatures by up to 20oC over the F series model.
The machine delivered to Eco Sustainable Solutions features L5 heavy duty tyres to reduce the impact of wear, a reversible fan, turbo II pre cleaner, automatic lubrication and guarding around the working lights to counter the conditions on site. It has been supplied complete with Volvo’s silver service agreement package as are all the existing Volvo machines in the fleet. "Being able to have a flexible arrangement on apportioning our servicing and repair costs across the whole fleet is another added advantage for sticking with Volvo," says Justin.
ECO Sustainable Solutions is a family run business established in 1993 when Managing Director Trelawney Dampney identified the potential in composting landscaper’s waste on his land in Parley, Dorset and selling the end product. From small beginnings the company has experienced rapid growth as the environmental and social demand for sustainable resource management has increased. The company has prestigious contracts with local authorities within Hampshire and Dorset to handle and process green waste, waste wood as well as developing anaerobic digestion processes to deal with waste food.
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.