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First new Volvo machine for Quarry & Earthworks Ltd

Volvo EC380E crawler excavator

Company adds brand new EC380E crawler excavator to its fleet of used Volvo machinery

HAVING started up his business nine years ago and acquired second-hand Volvo excavators ever since, Quarry & Earthworks proprietor Matt King has recently added a brand new Volvo EC380E crawler excavator to his plant fleet.

To service his customers effectively and efficiently meant acquiring the right machines for the typical contracts Quarry & Earthworks were undertaking, and very quickly Mr King purchased a second-hand 48-tonne Volvo EC460C excavator model, followed by a slightly larger EC480D and an A40 articulated hauler from SMT GB.

‘The machines have performed really well working on general overburden removal as well as extraction duties, which gave me the confidence to go for the brand new machine,’ he said. ‘The 40-tonne EC380E is the optimum tool for our general operations and contracts. It is extremely well balanced even on the narrow track pads, has plenty of capacity and is easily transportable.’

Powered by a 13-litre engine (Stage IV emissions-compliant) producing 306hp, the EC380E is said to offer the latest in engine technology and operating sophistication.

The excavator’s all-round visibility from the Volvo Care Cab is enhanced by pressurized and filtered air supplied by a 14-vent, climate-control system, while an adjustable, easy-to-read LCD colour monitor provides real-time information of the machine functions/diagnostics and a wide variety of work tool settings.

The EC380E model offers plenty of reach and digging depth (11m and 7.3m, respectively) and a breakout force of 215kN. The machine is equipped with hammer/shear hydraulics as standard and can be fitted with optional quick-fit hydraulics, allowing it to be easily configured for bucket/ripper duties and hammer work. 

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