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DW Haulage opts for more Volvos

Contractor D W Haulage and Groundworks Ltd has opted for more Volvo excavators

Berkshire based ground works contractor D W Haulage and Groundworks Ltd has opted for more Volvo excavators as it expands its plant portfolio.

In total D W Haulage has taken delivery of two new Volvo EC140C's plus a larger sixteen tonne EC160C with a further sixteen tonne unit on order as it increases its plant fleet and for the contracts being undertaken. Volvo excavators were chosen once again based on the good reliability and performance of a second hand EC160 purchased a couple of years ago.

Launched at this year's SED the new EC140C completes the line up of Volvo's C series crawler and wheeled excavators all featuring Tier III low emission engines. The installed power of the 4 cylinder engine found on the EC140C is 94hp which contributes to an excellent performance being well matched to the machine's hydraulics. The larger sixteen tonne EC160C is installed with a six cylinder engine developing 118 net hp. Both C range models feature an 'Integrated work mode control' providing high efficiency, rapid dig cycles and low fuel consumption. This advanced mode control system ensures the maximum possible hydraulic horsepower available is delivered at a constant engine speed under varying load conditions. In addition, boom and arm geometry provide highly competitive digging forces and lifting capacities, which makes for faster work cycles. Hose rupture valves are fitted as standard to the boom and dipper cylinders as are quick fit hydraulics and a hammer/shear service.

Operator comfort was one of the determining factors in choosing the new Volvo excavators especially since each machine is allocated to a specific operator. The Volvo Care Cab offers a large roomy interior with plenty of leg room and foot space. The excellent 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 of the machine functions, important diagnostic information and a wide variety of work tool settings. The monitor also doubles as a monitor for the rear view camera.

The new machines will be deployed on regular contracts undertaken DW Haulage & Groundworks Ltd covering North, south and the west of London and the M4 / M40 corridors.

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.