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Ashcourt Group purchase more Volvo machines

Volvo L50G wheel loader

Company adds six new excavators and two loading shovels to its growing plant fleet

HULL-based Ashcourt Group have continued to strengthened their equipment fleet with a mixture of new Volvo excavators and wheel loaders. Since 2013, the company has purchased more than 25 machines from Volvo CE.   

The latest fleet of excavators includes: a 22-tonne EC220E model; two 30-tonne EC300Es; a 38-tonne EC380E model; and a reduced swing ECR145E unit with a Steelwrist tilt rotator. All of the new excavators will be de deployed on both existing internal and external contracts currently being undertaken as well as new projects to be started by Ashcourt Group.

The new 9-tonne Volvo L50G loading shovel and larger Tier IV Final-compliant L120H loader have been purchased specifically to work at a new recycling facility and concrete batching plant in Hull, recently acquired as a new venture and an important addition to Ashcourt Group’s portfolio. 

The L50G wheel loader is equipped with an RDS Loadmaster 8000 weighing system, a 2.5 cubic metre capacity handling bucket and optional boom suspension to maximize load retention. The L120H unit boasts an 8-litre 276hp engine and will become the prime mover at the newly acquired recycling facility, handling a wide range of inert materials.

Equipped with a 3.8 cubic metre capacity rehandling bucket, the new L120H also benefits from the optional boom suspension system to help deliver maximum load retention during load and carry duties. 

Andy Nicholson, plant manager for Ashcourt Group, said: ‘Since purchasing our first Volvo machines two years ago, we’ve been impressed with the overall quality of the products, their reliability and fuel efficiency. Our operators certainly appreciate the cab comfort and the way the machines perform.’ 

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