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Plantmasters enhances its profile with Volvo

Plantmasters Ltd has taken delivery of its first Volvo EC15BXR compact excavator

Dunstable based Plantmasters Ltd has taken delivery of its first Volvo EC15BXR compact excavator as it expands its equipment and hire portfolio.

Established in 1995, Plantmasters Ltd started up initially as a tool hire company, yet, recognizing the need for a reputable plant and repair service in their locality, proprietor Paul Allsop changed the emphasis of his business. Having built up thirteen years of successful trading Mr Allsop has responded to requests from his established clients to venture once again into tool and plant hire. As a result a new business - Allplant Hire Ltd, was established in January 2008 to service both Plantmaster's existing clients and the industry at large throughout the Home Counties.

Having had an extensive career within in the plant industry Mr Allsop was familiar with the quality of the Volvo product having previously operated the former Pel Job machines in the past. "The EC15B is certainly a well built, robust machine and it's got a good pedigree and reputation for reliability and performance in its class," said Mr Allsop. "We were also attracted to the Volvo product mainly due to their high reputation for service support," he continued.

As with all Volvo construction equipment, the compact excavator line develops impressive levels of performance and technological advances. This includes a 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.

All components and service points are within easy reach on the EC15BXR. 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.

Allplant Hire Ltd now runs alongside Plantmasters Ltd - both companies complementing one another serving London and the Home Counties. This is a family business run by Paul and his wife Mandy supported by seven workshop based and mobile engineers.

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.