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Two, two-piece ducks for Seymour

More Volvos for Seymour

Seymour Civil Engineering Ltd has broken with a long standing tradition and taken delivery of two Volvo EW180C rubber ducks for its plant fleet.

Although the Hartlepool based civil engineering company currently runs some Volvo B series crawler machines, the two nineteen tonne EW180C are the first Volvo wheeled excavators purchased for the fleet. Says Fleet Manager Stephen Seymour; "We looked at the specification and tried out the performance especially with regard to the machine's lifting capacity. This coupled to the overall package on offer from Volvo meant we weren't disappointed with any aspect of the deal."

The new Volvos replace a competitive make of machine and have been specified with two piece booms to give maximum flexibility on sites for handling sewer pipes and shuttering on the work typically undertaken by Seymour. Installed with the new Tier III compliant Volvo D6 engine developing 152 net hp, the EW180C offers high torque at low rpm, leading to ultra-efficient fuel consumption. The engine is impossible to stall as the onboard computer balances maximum available power to hydraulic output, preventing the engine from becoming overloaded (regardless of engine speed or pump demand). Total operating weight of the machine is 19.8 tonnes when equipped with front dozer blade and outriggers and two piece boom. In this configuration the EW180C demonstrates impressive lifting capacities across carriage which played a major part in Seymour Civil Engineering's decision to purchase. For instance at a maximum reach of 8.4 metres, the EW180C can lift 1.7 tonnes and as much as 7 tonnes at a radius of 3 metres. The machine is supplied with quick fit hydraulics, hammer / shear hydraulics and hose rupture valves as standard.

The new C series excavators from Volvo offer a larger Care Cab providing more room for the operator. Visibility has also much improved over the B model - especially upper and lower visibility in the operator's field of view. A Multi-adjustable seat and joysticks offer the perfect operating position and the enhanced suspension system surpasses emerging cab vibration requirements, reducing operator fatigue and whole body vibration. A new colour LCD display is easy to read, even in very bright conditions and offers real time information.

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