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More Volvo minis added to HireMee’s fleet

Established in 1976 Hiremee Ltd has been synonymous with plant hire for over thirty years specialising in plant ranging from small hand tools up to twenty tonne loading shovels. Since taking over the Company in 2001, managing director Magnus Mildwater has continued to evolve the business opening a further outlet in Bathgate Scotland to complement the two existing depots in Royston and Ware, Hertfordshire. Volvo and Pel Job branded mini excavators have played an important part in this development.

“Our association with key personnel at Volvo dates back to the Pel Job days and we continue to enjoy a good, long standing relationship with them,” said Magnus Mildwater. “We continue to specify Volvo compact excavators for our hire fleet thanks to their relatively high residual values, their good reliability and customer acceptance,” he continued. Ease of maintenance is another important factor for selecting the Volvo product since Hiremee Ltd carries out all its own routine servicing and repairs.

Joining Hiremee’s large and comprehensive hire fleet, come three more Volvo EC27C and three EC15BXR mini excavators. The relatively new EC27C replaces the previous EC25 and EC30 models. Powered by a Volvo 1.6 litre low emission Tier III the machine delivers the performance in the range of the previous Volvo EC30 – yet with a compact design reminiscent of the smaller EC25. The conventional excavator design provides exceptional stability along with minimal superstructure swing. Simultaneous control of slew and offset movements provides faster, more precise performance due to the right joystick control lever that features an electronically proportional roller. This allows the operator to accurately adjust hydraulic flow as needed. All hydraulic functions are performed in total independence for more control and less delay when handling multiple tasks. An automatic two-speed travel system engages when operating in high speed mode, automatically shifting gear from high to low according to the travel load. Another feature for increased efficiency is the standard auto-idling system that lowers engine speed to idle if a control is not used for five seconds. The engine reverts to the pre-selected speed almost instantly when any control is moved. This system delivers lower fuel consumption, longer engine life and less environmental noise. The Volvo EC27C features Volvo’s industry-leading comfortable cab for less fatigue and more production. The ergonomically-designed cab offers greater leg and foot room, making it one of the most spacious in its category. Optional air conditioning with an included heater is also available, for year-round productivity in hot, humid or cold climates.

Hiremee Ltd offers a range of Volvo excavators from the one and a half tonne EC15B up to the reduced swing radius ECR58 Plus along with a range of telehandlers, site dumpers and other small plant and toll hire.