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Fuel efficient Volvo impresses Maclennan Contracts

A new Volvo EC140EL recently delivered to Maclennan Contracts of Balquhidder, Central Scotland is returning significant fuel savings according to company owner Alasdair Maclennan. 

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A new Volvo EC140EL recently delivered to Maclennan Contracts of Balquhidder, Central Scotland is returning significant fuel savings according to company owner Alasdair Maclennan.

Specialising in general groundworks, earthmoving and forestry road and track maintenance, Alasdair Maclennan opted for the fourteen tonne EC140EL based on his previous experience owning and operating an EC140B and on the recommendation of Kevin Donald, a self-employed operator who now drives the new machine on Alasdair’s behalf. “So far we’ve been really impressed with the machine’s fuel consumption,” says Alasdair, “We are currently working on a large hydro scheme near Crianlarich re-instating verges on the site’s access roads and the machine is returning a mere 5.1 litres an hour.”

From an operator’s perspective the new EC140EL finds praise from Kevin Donald too. “There’s a huge improvement to the cab on this latest version in terms of visibility, seat comfort, climate control and not to forget, the blue tooth connectivity,” says Kevin. “This is mirrored by the excellent performance of the machine – I cannot fault it,” he continues. “The machine is well balanced, has a fantastic tractive effort and a smooth digging action.”

The EC140E features a Tier IV final 4 litre Volvo engine developing 121 nett horsepower. Operators can select the best work mode for the task at hand, ensuring optimum performance and fuel efficiency. Modes include: I-idle, F-fine, G-general, H-heavy or P-power, with the machine automatically setting the appropriate engine speed for the work mode and ECO mode is a new feature that works in G to H (or P) mode. Pump flow is controlled for combined digging and swinging operations to reduce the flow loss through the overload relief valves, while maintaining digging power and maximum swing torque. Eco mode provides better fuel efficiency without loss of performance in most operating conditions.

The Volvo Care Cab offers a large roomy interior with plenty of leg room and foot space. The excellent all round visibility is enhanced by pressurised and filtered cab air supplied by a 14 vent, climate control system. An adjustable easy to read LCD colour monitor provides real time information of the machine functions, important diagnostic information and a wide variety of work tool settings. The monitor also doubles as a monitor for the rear view camera. Hammer / shear hydraulics are offered as standard on the EC140E as are hose rupture valves on the boom and dipper cylinders.

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.

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