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Good performance prompts repeat business at Raymond Groundworks

A family run groundworks and plant hire company based on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent has taken delivery of a twenty one tonne Volvo EC210C based on the exceptional performance of an EC140BLC purchased eighteen months ago.

For father and son team Dave & Lee Raymond, purchasing a fourteen tonne Volvo EC140BlC eighteen months ago has led to them acquiring a second machine for their Company. "When I joined my father back in 1998 we bought a Samsung SE130LC Dash 2 machine which we has performed faultlessly," commented Lee Raymond. "As we expanded our business we decided to maintain that heritage with the Volvo EC140B which again has proved to be the right decision. The machine just hasn't put a foot wrong which has prompted us to look at the Volvo product again when we recently decided to up the size of our fleet," he continued.

Moving up to the twenty one tonne class was, however, a new departure for Raymond Groundworks so to be absolutely sure of their inclination they carried out an evaluation of the main competition. "The EC210C in our opinion has a superior build quality and hydraulic performance compared to its main competitors," states Lee.

The EC210C is installed with a 6 litre engine developing 150 nett hp. An 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. Volvo C series excavators are powered by Volvo Tier III low-emission engines which contribute to an excellent performance and are well matched to the machine's hydraulics providing high efficiency, rapid dig cycles and low fuel consumption. Hose rupture valves are fitted as standard to the boom and dipper cylinders as are quick fit hydraulics and a hammer/shear service.

Raymond Groundworks is a family run concern based on the Isle of Sheppey and covers the whole of the south east of England. The Company carries out its own contracts as well as sub contracting to larger earthmoving and civil engineering companies.

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.