Construction Equipment Great Britain

Good reliability prompts repeat business with Interserve Site Services

Two new Volvo ECR88D reduced swing compact excavators have been delivered to the West Midlands based Site Services business of Interserve, the international support services and construction group, by Volvo Construction Equipment’s utility dealer for the area, SM Plant Sales Ltd.

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Two new Volvo ECR88D reduced swing compact excavators have been delivered to the West Midlands based Site Services business of Interserve, the international support services and construction group, by Volvo Construction Equipment’s utility dealer for the area, SM Plant Sales Ltd.

The latest 8.8 tonne machines were chosen once again thanks to the reliability and productivity of a couple of ECR88 plus machines supplied six years ago, according to Interserve Divisional Plant Manager Philip McEvilly. He comments; “When we took the original Volvo ECR88’s we ran them against other makes of compact excavator and they proved themselves on all fronts, which has helped our decision to replace like with like.”

The new arrivals join a very large, diverse fleet of equipment ranging from small plant, excavators (including larger Volvo excavators) from 1.5 up to 25 tonnes, rollers, dumpers, tele-handlers, backhoe loaders and other associated equipment up to seventy tonne crawler cranes. The company’s policy of specifying their equipment to a high degree again made choosing the ECR88D’s easy, since SM Plant Sales was able to meet the criteria virtually from ‘off the shelf’ according to SM Plant’s Simon Milligan. For example, the machines have been installed with bio de-gradable oil, ‘Sat Track’ plant view systems, twin lock quick hitches, hose rupture valves, key pad security, Cesar anti-theft accreditation, fuel refilling pumps and vandal guards.

The Volvo ECR88D in particular is highly regarded in the marketplace for its economical use of fuel - thanks to the combination of its Tier IV interim 2.6 litre engine developing 56 nett horsepower and closed centre 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. Operator comfort and excellent access to all the service points have added to the overall appreciation of the machine. 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 cab reduces whole-body vibration and external noise, minimizing the rigours of the jobsite, whilst air-conditioning with well positioned vents is a standard feature.

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Their vision is to redefine the future for people and places. Everything they do is shaped by their core values. Interserve offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. They are headquartered in the UK and listed in the FTSE 250 index.

SM Plant Sales Ltd is Volvo Construction Equipment’s utility dealer covering the Midlands and central southern England and is headquartered in Rugby, Warwickshire.

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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