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Volvo CE goes electric on smaller machines

In an industry-first move, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that in 2020 it will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo branded compact wheel loaders and compact...

More Volvos help TBS Hire expand its business

TBS Hire Ltd of Great Barton near Bury St Edmunds adds more Volvo compact excavators as it continues to expand its growing hire fleet.

First Volvo rigid hauler goes to E &JW Glendinning

E & JW Glendinning Ltd has taken delivery of the first Volvo rigid hauler to be sold in Great Britain which has been put in charge of hauling blasted material to the primary crusher at the...

"It was the build quality that impressed me..."

So says Malcolm Davidson, proprietor of Selkirk-based Davidson Land Services as he takes delivery of his first ‘large’ Volvo excavator in the guise of a reduced swing ECR145E.

A present for Collins's skilled operator, Liam

Collins Earthworks Ltd of Kirby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, has taken delivery of a Volvo EWR170E reduced-swing wheeled excavator for one of its top machine operators - Liam Schofield.

Product reliability and sound back-up prompts another order from A M Dagg (Plant Hire) Ltd

East Lothian based A M Dagg (Plant Hire) Ltd has opted for another Volvo excavator – this time a fourteen-tonne EC140E, thanks in part to the good service and reliability of an older EC140B...

Grundon opt for Volvo's new Material Handler

Grundon Waste Management Ltd has taken delivery of a new Volvo EW240E materials handler for its Colnbrook operation following a successful demonstration and evaluation.

Nixon Hire take the first Volvo EC18Es to arrive in Great Britain

Tyneside based Nixon Hire has taken delivery of the very first E-series variant of the highly popular Volvo 1.8 tonne compact excavator with an initial batch of sixteen units.

A good relationship sparks new business at Wordingham Plant Hire Ltd

Wordingham Plant Hire Ltd of Binham, near Fakenham, Norfolk, has opted for a package of Volvo compact excavators for the first time, thanks to a longstanding relationship with Volvo dealers,...

"They're good, robust machines..."

Is the verdict of Holmes Plant and Construction Ltd as a further seven Volvo compact excavators are delivered form SMT GB’s utility dealer, Contractors Equipment Sales Ltd.

First ever Volvos arrive at Active Plant

Looking to purchase new excavators for their plant hire fleet, Operations Director John Deeble and Managing Director, Jerry O’Donovan, of Active Plant Hire Ltd took a detailed look at the...

"Flexibility is the key..."

So says Ian Manley, Quarry Manager at Marshalls’ Howley Park Quarry near Wakefield, as the company takes a further package of Volvo Construction Equipment products.

SMT GB invests in new van solution to ensure the highest quality maintenance of Volvo Construction Equipment

The exclusive distributor for Volvo Construction Equipment across GB invest significantly into ensuring engineers have the best equipment to carry out their work.

"It's the best thing we've done so far..."

According to co-Directors, Iain Saunders and Rob Darlington, of Asphalt Surfacing Ltd on the recent purchase of their first Volvo P6870C paver

Volvo CE launches new generation of compact excavators

Volvo Construction Equipment's new E-Series compact excavators are designed to tackle tough jobs in tight corners – while delivering everyday low operating costs.

The Earth Moves for Sirius Group

From their heyday in the 1970s, motor scrapers have slowly disappeared from the UK to be replaced by ADTs and excavators. The once prevalent behemoths were on every opencast and road job and...

Another Volvo in the log book at Woodgate Sawmills

Family-run Woodgate Sawmills of Coleford, Gloucestershire, continues a tradition of owning and operating Volvo loading shovels since way back in 1963 with the addition of a new L50H loading...

Coming back to Volvo...

Since setting up his own plant hire and ground working business 13 years ago with a brand new EC160B, proprietor Ken Marsh has reverted to owning a new EC140E thanks mainly to the aftersales...

Calder Masonry ups production with a Volvo EC750E

Calder Masonry Ltd has opted for a seventy-five tonne Volvo EC750E as production increases at its sandstone quarry in Morley, West Yorkshire.

More Volvos for Ashcourt Group

The Hull-based Ashcourt Group has continued to add more Volvo machines for its aggregates, civils and recycling divisions during 2018 supplied by SMT GB.