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Volvo minis prove a great success at Alloa Hire Centre

Moving in to mini excavator hire with a Volvo EC15BXTV in March has proved to be a great success for Alloa Hire Centre

Established twenty one years ago, the family run business had, up until recently, concentrated its hire activities to just small tools and static equipment. The opportunity to expand into mobile plant however presented itself with the move to new premises on the outskirts of Alloa in 2005. After a careful evaluation of the market and advice from third parties, Alloa Hire Centre purchased its first compact excavator in March this year. "Our initial consideration in choosing the Volvo product was the fact that they have a support centre close by in Stirling," commented company director, Barry MacPherson. "We've been really impressed with the performance and reliability but more importantly, so have our customers and the demand has been such that we've taken a second EC15BXTV into the fleet."

Both machines have been supplied with trailers, manual quick hitches and a full compliment of buckets. The XTV version of the EC15B provides the additional features of extendable undercarriage and two speed tracking and to enhance operator comfort they have been supplied with full cabs. All components and service points are within easy reach on the EC15B. For instance, the Volvo patented tilting counterweight allows easy access to the engine. The one-piece cab floor makes it easy to reach the spool valves while the hoses supplying the boom are fitted externally along the boom, keeping all connections within easy reach. Again, ease of serviceability is important to Alloa Hire Centre since they carry out all their own basic maintenance of the machines.

Alloa Hire Centre Ltd is one of Scotland's longest established tool hire centres servicing Clackmannanshire and the central belt with a delivery and collection service.

Volvo Construction Equipment Ltd market wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo Compact Equipment and Volvo road machinery products. Nine strategically placed customer support centres and a network of compact equipment dealers ensure high quality customer support throughout Great Britain.