Inverness based Campbell Plant Hire Ltd has taken delivery of the first two Volvo EW60E compact wheeled excavators to be sold in Great Britain supplied by Volvo Construction Equipment’s utility dealer CS Machinery Sales Ltd.
The EW60E was unveiled for the first time at this year’s Bauma exhibition and heralds a re-entry to the compact wheeled excavator market for Volvo following a twelve year gap when production of the EW50 and EW70 ceased in 2004. As a major hirer of Volvo compact excavators ranging from 1.5 to 9 tonnes in operating weight, Campbell Plant Hire has long awaited the introduction of this new 6 tonne wheeled machine. “We are very pleased that Volvo has introduced this wheeled machine into their line-up as it plugs a specific gap in the hire market which has been been missing here in the north of Scotland,” comments Managing Director Alan Campbell. “The EW60E is well specified and as with all Volvo compact excavators it’s a robust and well-built machine. We believe it will become a very popular machine with the local utility and building companies.”
Equipped with a powerful Volvo Stage IIIB engine delivering 61 nett hp and adjustable hydraulic flow, the EW60E features a well-balanced driveline for optimum performance whether working on a jobsite or on the move. With its 2.9m boom and 1.6m dipper arm the EW60E boasts generous working ranges for a machine of this size. Maximum forward reach is 5.81m, its maximum dig depth is 3.29m and practical load over height is 4.44m which coupled to a minimum front swing radius of just 2.35m means the machine can work in very confined spaces.
Permanent four wheel drive is provided by one large variable axial piston motor and a two-step power shift gear box giving a maximum speed of 30kph and a maximum tractive effort of 29kN making the EW60E highly versatile both on and off road. Equipped with a 1.93m wide dozer blade as standard the machine has an operating weight of 5.6 tonnes.
The EW60E is equipped with a number of features combined to maximise uptime and machine availability. For example, access to the machine’s service points are at ground level and greasing points are conveniently grouped together. Service intervals can easily be monitored via the in-cab screen, which shows reminders when maintenance is needed. The machine comes with an auto idle feature as standard whereby the engine stops automatically after a preselected idle time, lowering fuel costs and noise.
As with all Volvo compact excavators the EW60E comes fitted with hammer / shear hydraulic lines as standard. In addition hose, rupture valves fitted to both the boom and dipper cylinders are also a standard feature whilst other hydraulic functions such as grab rotation circuit, hydraulic quick fit lines and lines for hand held tools can be added as optional extras.
Campbell Plant Hire is an independent plant equipment and tool hire company based in Inverness. Established in 1970 the company operates an extensive fleet of non-operated plant which includes excavators, tele-handlers, rollers, dumpers, compressors and generators through to a whole range of forestry equipment and smaller equipment such as mixers, vibrating plates, lighting and heating units and a comprehensive range of hand held tools for hire.
CSM Sales Ltd headed up by Managing Director Calum Shaw based at Longman Industrial Estate Inverness is Volvo Construction Equipment’s utility dealer for the whole of the north of Scotland.
Volvo Construction Equipment markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.