A further two Volvo EC210C excavators and a Volvo L60F loading shovel have been supplied to Dorset based Commercial Recycling Limited for its Canford recycling centre near Wimborne, endorsing Volvo CE as supplier of choice for its equipment requirements.
Established in 2000, Commercial Recycling has been associated with Volvo products from the start when it inherited a second hand Volvo L150F. The company moved to its current location at Canford in 2004 and has evolved into a comprehensive recycling and processing operation, licensed to handle 175000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste per annum. And Volvo loading shovels and excavators have and continue to be a part of this process – the company operating six shovels, ten excavators and an articulated hauler. “Since the outset we have had good experiences operating the Volvo product from a machine reliability standpoint but also we get first class support and back up when its needed and good residual values when its time to change,” says managing director Ian Mariner. “Yes we’ve tried alternative makes, but the bottom line is that Volvo comes out on top as the best ‘all rounder’ and has become the supplier of choice for our equipment needs.”
Testament to high machine availability and performance is the original L150F which was finally retired in 2008 with over 30000 machine hours and still with its original engine and transmission. “The machines work long hours on double shifts so high availability is essential,” continues Mr Mariner. The new L60F for example has just replaced a four year old L60E which clocked over 14000 hours working in a dusty and aggressive environment in the transfer shed at Canford without any major issues. The size of the 11.8 tonne L60F shovel is ideal for the compact and restricted work area. It has been equipped with L5 tyres, reversible fan, autolube and a dustbuster mounted on the engine air intake to combat the harshness of the application. A hydraulic attachment bracket is fitted as standard and with its 1.8m³ rehandling bucket the machine is in charge of pushing and heaping material for the excavators to load out high sided bulkers.
The new shovel has been joined by two Volvo EC210C excavators, both equipped with hydraulically elevating cabs developed by Volvo, giving a maximum height to the roof of the cab of 5.47metres. One of the machines has been equipped on standard backacter with a selector grab whilst the other machine has been supplied with a bespoke grab arm and five tine cactus grab, both combinations ensuring all the handling applications can be best served across the site. Specifying the high rise cab option was essential for the safe loading operation of high sided bulkers both inside the transfer shed and working the various stockpiles comprising of waste wood, general C& I waste, plastics, plasterboard, soils and aggregates. At the heart of the EC210C a 6 litre Tier III engine developing 150 nett hp operates in conjunction with an advanced mode control system ensuring the maximum possible hydraulic horsepower available is delivered at a constant engine speed under varying load conditions. Both machines have been equally equipped with additional features pertinent to the application and include screen guards, extra mesh protection for the engine, dustbuster air intake filtration and reversible fans.
Both the excavator and haulers will be serviced and maintained by Volvo service engineers, with Volvo’s blue customer service agreements offering the care and peace of mind Commercial Recycling are looking for. The recent package has also been supported by VFS (Volvo Financial Services).
Since 2000, Commercial Recycling Ltd has grown into one of the south’s leading waste management providers assisting over 3000 businesses to recycle throughout Dorset Hampshire and Somerset. Besides the Canford facility the company has sites located at Poole, Bristol and Shepton Mallet. The company employs a complement of 120 personnel and operates a fleet of lorries ranging from skip wagons, rollonoff’s, RCV’s, tippers and walking floor articulated bulkers. Up to 84% of all inbound waste is successfully recycled thanks to the company’s bespoke handling and sorting systems on site.