Earthline add more Volvo machines
Wiltshire-based firm purchases five EC220E excavators for quarrying and waste-management duties
EARTHLINE Ltd have bolstered their growing machinery fleet with the addition of five new Volvo EC220E excavators. According to Philip Coplestone, managing director of Earthline, the key reasons for choosing the Volvo brand were down to the reliability, performance and robustness of the equipment, as well as the first-class aftermarket support the company has received over the last six years.
‘When we looked at the 21-tonne excavator market, it was our view that there was a massive difference in the build quality of the Volvo EC220E compared to the competition and, as we’ve experienced with our existing D models, the output is far superior to other makes as well,’ explained Mr Coplestone. ‘In our line of business, it is also crucial that we get the best back-up and after-sales service wherever our equipment is working and Volvo has not been found wanting in this regard.’
Powered by a six-cylinder Volvo engine developing 174hp, the EC220E is said to offer the latest in engine technology and operating sophistication. For example, pump flow is controlled for combined digging and swinging operations to reduce the flow loss through the overload relief valves, while maintaining digging power and maximum swing torque.
Furthermore, when Eco mode is selected the machine provides better fuel efficiency without loss of performance in most operating conditions.
All five Volvo machines have been specified with the company’s Care Cab which offers a spacious interior with plenty of legroom and foot space. The all-round visibility is enhanced by pressurized and filtered cab air supplied by a 14-vent climate-control system.
An adjustable easy-to-read LCD colour monitor provides real-time information on the machine functions, key diagnostic information and a wide variety of work tool settings. The monitor also doubles as a monitor for the rear-view camera.
The EC220E excavators have been deployed across Earthline’s quarries, recycling facilities and inert landfill sites, joining a mixed fleet of dozers, loading shovels and articulated haulers.