A high specification and good performance has prompted AJC Civils of Campbeltown, Argyllshire to replace its five year old Volvo ECR88 Plus compact excavator with another new Volvo ECR88 Plus for its plant fleet.
The new addition was chosen by proprietor Jamie McLean thanks to the high level of standard specification which includes hammer shear hydraulics, hydraulic quick fit and hose rupture valves on both boom and dipper arm. Furthermore Mr McLean has had five good years operating his previous ECR88 Plus giving him a good return on machine uptime. “Bearing in mind our location it’s vitally important we operate reliable equipment and to be honest I cannot fault the ECR88 Plus from Volvo,” he said. And in addition to the standard machine specification Mr McLean has added individual rubber blocks to the optional steel pads available for the machine. “We take on a whole variety of work here on the Kintyre peninsula from general civil engineering to forestry work which requires a robust undercarriage to road and pathway maintenance which suits the use of rubber tracks, so adding blocks to the tracks has made the machine highly versatile,” continues Mr McLean.
The Volvo ECR88 Plus is powered by a Volvo 3.4 litre low emission engine producing 57 hp coupled to a load sensing hydraulic system for fast cycle times and smooth control. The machine offers a generous horizontal reach of 7.3 metres and a lift capacity of 960kg at full reach across the carriage. The ECR88 Plus has a comfortable, spacious cab with a wide uncluttered floor. The instrument panel provides operators with at-a-glance monitoring of all key functions and operator fatigue is reduced through easy-grip, high response joystick control levers. The rubber-mounted cabs reduce whole-body vibration, and external noise minimizing the rigors of the jobsite whilst air conditioning with well positioned vents is a standard feature.
Jamie McLean’s new ECR88 Plus joins an existing Volvo EC140C excavator which features a heavy duty forestry undercarriage.
Volvo Construction Equipment Division markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo Compact Equipment and Volvo road machinery products in the U.K. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres and a network of compact equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout Great Britain.
July 11, 2013
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