A new Volvo ECR88D reduced swing compact excavator has been delivered to Skye based James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd by Volvo Construction Equipment’s utility dealer for the north of Scotland, CSM Sales Ltd.
The new Volvo 8.8 tonne machine heralds a return to favouring Volvo compact equipment excavators since the 75 year old family run business, now in its third generation, previously operated smaller machines including the EC15, 25 and 35 models. “Besides evaluating the market for this size of machine, one of the main reasons for choosing the ECR88D was the fact we have expanded our operations over the recent past and required a larger machine to tackle the projects we are involved with,” comments Managing Director, James MacQueen. “Based on our previous experiences and good reliability of the Volvo product, the overall package on offer from CSM Sales, including a competitive warranty and Volvo finance from Volvo Financial Services, we finally decided to opt for the Volvo product.”
The Volvo ECR88D in particular is highly regarded in the market place 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 ECR88D 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 minimizes the rigors of the job site while air-conditioning with well positioned vents is a standard feature.
The new ECR88D is deployed on a wide range of duties on James MacQueen’s projects which include new builds, building extensions and property renovations across the whole of the north of Scotland. From its operating base at Crossal on the Isle of Skye, the company offers a complete design and build service or build to clients’ specifications.
CSM Sales Ltd 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.