Long standing users of Volvo Construction Equipment products, MSK Waste Management & Recycling Ltd has added a new Volvo L90G as its prime mover at the company’s River Road Barking facility.
The new Volvo L90G replaces and takes over from an L120F that had clocked up some significant hours at MSK’s Barking site. The new addition has been put in charge of rehandling and sorting the wide variety of industrial and inert material arriving at the facility every day as well as loading high sided bulk trailers for onwards disposal. The arrival of the new 15 tonne shovel coincides with an additional investment at MSK’s facility increasing the number of bays and picking lines which has significantly improved recycling rates according to Operations Manager Mark Levett. "Opting for the smaller L90G has meant we gain better manoeuvrability on our fairly confined site and in terms of power and production output it easily meets and often exceeds what we were achieving with the larger machine," he says. "From a performance and an after sales support perspective, Volvo wins hands down in my opinion and being around loading shovels for a long time I can state that quite categorically."
The new loading shovel has been correctly specified for the application including the long boom option giving a generous forward dump reach of 1.47m; a 4.5m³ high tip bucket; Foam filled L5 tyres; guarding to windscreen, working lights and heavy duty under belly plates. For additional safety precautions, the machine has been fitted with a reversible fan to combat the ingress of dust and particles to the engine compartment.
The L90G features a 6 litre Tier IIIB compliant 175hp engine coupled to a Volvo HTE125 and axles all designed and manufactured by Volvo. Engine output with high torque at low engine rpm has resulted in fast cycle times and high productivity and is enhanced by two strong variable displacement load-bearing axial piston pumps handling a maximum of 162 litres per minute. These provide superior control of the load and attachments, as well as high breakout force, fast lifting and tilt functions.
The L90G delivered to MSK Waste Management & Recycling Ltd works a full 12 hour shift handling as much as 300 tonnes of material in and out of the facility per day. The machine has been covered by Volvo’s Blue service agreement package which means it will be service at the appropriate intervals by a fully trained Volvo CE technician using genuine parts and oils.
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.