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Dig yourself out of a hole

"Our business demands reliable machines and sound back-up..."

So says David Enstone as he takes delivery of another Volvo EC25 compact excavator from SM Plant Sales Ltd.

When they established their self drive hire business in 2003, husband and wife team, David and Trudy Enstone started out with just a couple of one an a half tonne Pel Job mini excavators. Since then, their business - Dig Yourself Out of a Hole based at Creaton, Northamptonshire has flourished with the company now operating a total of fifteen Volvo compact excavators out of a fleet of eighteen. The hire fleet ranges from the one and a half tonne EC15B’s and EC15B XTV’s up to the five and a half tonne EC55B. David attributes part of the Company’s success to the support they received from Volvo’s compact equipment dealer SM Plant Sales. “When we were looking to get the business up and running it was Simon Milligan and his staff that gave us practical support and advice on specification, finance and the whole package,” he commented. “Since then our relationship has continued to grow around the sound and reliable product range we’ve found from Volvo. The machines are robust, popular with our customers and have exceptionally high residual values,” he continued. And with a complement of only three people running the business, quality products and reliable after sales support have been a vital key to the company’s continuing success.

As with all Volvo construction equipment, the compact excavator line delivers impressive levels of performance and technological advances. Examples found on the EC25 just delivered to Dig Yourself out of a Hole are the variable flow power control hydraulic system for precise control under all load conditions and safety features such as Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS), Tip Over Protection Structure (TOPS) and Falling Objects protection Structure (FOPS) contribute to outstanding operator safety.

The design of the Volvo compact range facilitates very easy maintenance and access to the hydraulic system and engine compartment. The swing away counterweights make all areas of the engine compartment accessible. Other features include two-speed travel easily selected from the cab providing good tractive effort in low and high travel speeds to shorten traveling time on site.

The operator’s cab is well proportioned with the cab door offering a wide opening with the left-hand console in the up position. The cab floor and step are non-slip, the flat floor providing plenty of room for the operator’s feet and is easy to clean. Excellent all-around visibility and low internal noise levels are other features found on the Volvo compact excavator.

Dig Yourself out of a Hole, based in Creaton, Northamptonshire offer a dedicated self drive hire service with delivery and collection around Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire and further a field for key account customers. They also offer the EC55B with a fully trained operator if required.

SM Plant Sales Ltd is Volvo Construction Equipment’s dealer for compact excavators and compact loaders throughout Warwickshire, the West Midlands, Shropshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

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.